Cally Shadbolt’s filmmaking started with the premise that drawing with the use of very limited resources, could generate a higher degree of creativity. Her tools are limited to a pencil, a mobile phone and one sheet of paper. The films operate as animated sketches, or visible thought. They can be seen as providing a place in which an object can revolve, repeat or change. It is a space into which she can project herself and work with an imagined material in 3 dimensions without needing to make a physical product. “There is no narrative. The action never gets to the good bit. Instead the objects remain mesmerically static in time.” After the event, the history of the drawing remains visible on the paper and, sometimes, evidence of the last take of the animation.
Image rights: Joanna Bryant Ltd and Cally Shadbolt
Creative Fury, 2016