Artist Juan Fontanive's kinetic sculptures also happen to be beautifully illustrated, mechanical flip books.
Above, Colibri, graphite and colored pencil on paper, stainless steel, delrin, motor, electronics. 2011. Below, Violetear, acrylic and graphite on paper, stainless steel, delrin, aluminum, motor and electronics. 2011.
Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and pushbikes as the portable containers of his ‘animations’. His interest lies in the beauty of sequential and repetitive movement… Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no ‘screen’ as such.
We’ve enjoyed Fontanive’s kinetic sculptures before… remember these?