Robotic Flip Books

by David Behringer of the Two Percent

Juan Fontanive "Films Without Light" @ Danese Corey Gallery 511 West 22nd St., ends 6 Feb.  Exhibition Website

Artist Juan Fontanive creates self-flipping flip books of butterflies (and hummingbirds) that flip at the speed of BUTTERFLY WINGS!!!  WHAT?!!   Every image is drawn by him, then re-printed in the books in a robotic flipping mechanism that he also built/designed.  Check out a video of one here and run to the gallery to see many more!  I dare you not to smile.