‘Flow,’ by Jane Cheadle, 2015


Jane Cheadle, Flow, 2015. Animation on rotating, wet blackboard, 3 min. 29 sec. Collaboration with guitarist Derek Gripper. Courtesy of the artist.


Jane Cheadle, born in Johannesburg, is a London-based artist whose films depict the large-scale, drawn animations that the artist creates in site-specific contexts. In Flow, 2015, Cheadle draws a developing composition on a wet, circular background, which rotates independently as she draws on the surface. Flow includes both the images created by Cheadle and the chalk residue and pooling water that appear on the floor as a result of the artist’s process. The film is the first work in a series of animations created with similar media.


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