About Northing X Paperlive Artist Residency
From the summer of 2018, Northing and LBY-paper started to discuss about establishing an artists’ residency project around paper culture in one of LBY’s factories. This time with Imi and Sarah, we made a pilot version. LBY has many factories around Hangzhou, we visited two of them: Li Shui paper factory and CMYK printing factory. CMYK is a small factory in the suburb of Hangzhou. Although much of the work here is still done manually, one can achieve almost every tricks of the trade here, with a rather high quality. Li Shui is a small city 3 hours driving from Hangzhou. The paper factory is in one of the town named Sui Chang under this city. When we arrived there, it was already dark. But the machines are still working, alongside the hardworking paper makers.
Artists Residency (pilot) 2018 Autumn Hangzhou