Monday, March 12, 2012

Video: ANTS in my scanner

Five years ago François Vautier “installed” an ant colony inside a scanner and scanned them each week. The resulting time lapse is perfect for the opening titles — scored by Nine Inch Nails obviously — of the next David Fincher movie.
Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. I observed how decay and corrosion slowly but surely invaded the internal organs of the scanner. Nature gradually takes hold of this completely synthetic environment.

The ants are still alive : the process will continue…

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