Images come alive through clockwork and paper in sculptor J. C. Fontanive’s creations. Printed creatures inhabit the flutter and whirr of flipping pages, moving to the rhythm of the natural world.
At once a sculpture and a film, the wonder of animation and sound is kept in physical form. Conceived in the Animation Department of the Royal College of Art, London, each piece is handmade in the artist’s studio. The Flipbook Machine invites the viewer to engage their senses and be inspired to look and listen.