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about Juan Fontanive

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.

Grew up climbing the rusted iron bridges of Cleveland, Juan drew machines at Montessori school and made claymations in high school. At Syracuse University he majored in English and Textual Studies while making 16mm experimental films. He moved to New York City in 1999. In 2004, while at the Royal College of Art, London, he invented machines that breathe spirits into Victorian clocks. Currently his studio is in a buzzing factory in Bushwick, NYC.

www.juanfontanive.com

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