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MY FRIEND TORE

BY TORE WINSENTS AND MYCLEF LAUN

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TYPOLOGY: artist’s book DESIGN: myclef laun PUBLISHER: portmanteaubooks ILLUSTRATIONS: tore winsents ENGLISH TEXT: myclef laun CHINESE TRANSLATIONS: ken bi ISBN # 978-82-690766-3-9

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My Friend Tore is a translated artist’s book that asks the reader to be an artist too. Each illustration is paired with a text. The two can work together or separate. Sometimes it’s fun to make texts that respond to a picture. Throughout the book there is paper for you to try your own drawing and text. The book comes with the kinds of markers and crayons Tore used to do his drawings. Enjoy! My Friend Tore started as an amazing discovery. I was in Oslo and got invited to Tore’s house for dinner. In his living room were many, many, many drawings like the ones you see here. Sometimes you feel like you start to understand people better when you see what they do in their daily habits. It crossed my mind that Tore makes these drawings a lot. But, why? I think Tore is a sensitive person, and doing these drawings is a way of building strength and maybe at the same time, a way of getting to know oneself better. This book is about those things: allowing drawings to build confidence, and letting artistic processes offer introspection. During the process of designing the book, I had placed Tore’s pictures in a rough way so they laid mangled in the centre-fold. Tore messaged me and said, “These are works of art!” From this point of view, it occurred to me that the project was much more than the presentation of simple illustrations and text. It asks us to consider quite profound questions on the nature of art: what is fine art? And how does its presentation define it? But most importantly, does the process of making art help us find different versions of ourselves? 7


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MY FRIEND TORE HAD TO REMOVE A TOOTH. I DON’T THINK HE CRIED.

我的小伙伴索尔要去拔牙了, 他好像没哭。

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MY FRIEND TORE MAKES ART WITH: PAPEPER, PENCILS, ACRYLIC AND OIL PAINTS, CANVAS, WOOD, CONCRETE AND GLASS.

我的小伙伴索尔会用这 些做艺术创作:白纸、 铅笔、丙烯、油彩、帆 布、木头、水泥和玻 璃。 11


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MY FRIEND TORE CAN DO MANY THINGS, BUT SOMETIMES HE KEEPS THEM TO HIMSELF.

我的小伙伴索尔会做很多 东西,但他一般不告诉别 人。

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MY FRIEND TORE

IS FROM NORWAY. NORWEGIANS CAN BE UNCERTAIN ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS. SOMETIMES THEY THINK ABOUT TROLLS.

我的小伙伴索尔来自挪 威,挪威人说不清对自己 的感觉,有时会想起巨 怪。 15


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MY FRIEND TORE

WISHES HE WAS HEALTHIER; DON’T WE ALL?

他想变得越来越健康,你 们不是么?

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MY FRIEND TORE

HAS A SPECIAL FRIEND, MARIA. SOMETIMES THEY WEAR CLOTHES. SOMETIMES THEY DON’T. THEY TAKE PICTURES TOGETHER.

我的小伙伴索尔有个特别的 朋友叫玛利亚。他俩有时候 穿衣服。有时候不穿。他们 总是一起拍照片。 19


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MY FRIEND TORE is a collaboration between Myclef Laun and Tore Winsents. Translation by Ken Bi.

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