QUIKNESSE
-WATERCOLOR AND IMAGE-TRANSFER ON BRISTOL PAPER, STEEL, ALUMINUM, PIANO WIRE, MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS. 10 CM X 10 CM X 9 CM. 2009


The wall-sculpture Quiknesse is like a motorised flipbook, creating the illusion of a bird in flight by the mechanised, rapid rotation of successive drawings in what Fontanive has called ‘films without light’. the fluttering of wings seems mimicked by the swiftly flapping pages, all accompanied by the regular shuffling sound of falling paper – a movement assisted by gravity which, paradoxically, keeps the bird forever in flight, never able to find rest and land. -Gilda Williams




Read a review of Quiknesse by Ann Jones: MOVING PICTURES, from IMAGE OBJECT TEXT