Artist creates motorized flipbook-style looping animation installations using recycled parts:
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. Hand drawn characters, human and typographical, occur in a cranky flip-book module powered by oxide. Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no ‘screen’ as such. His filmstock is often pulped card or metal leaves.
Here are a couple of examples embedded below:
Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.
Vivarium from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.
You can find out more at Juan’s website here