This timelapse is called ANTS in my scanner > a five years time-lapse!, and was created by françois vautier on Vimeo. It is 00:01:52 long. The last time we checked (on March 31st, 2015), it had around 880,000 plays on Vimeo
“I installed an ant colony inside my scanner five years ago. I scanned the nest each week…”
>This short film is an exploration of the aesthetic of life and degradation.
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…
Part of the WORLD EXPO Shanghai 2010, presented by “OPEN THIS END”
music : Franks – Infected Mushroom.