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ANTS in my scanner > a five years time-lapse!

“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… (more…)