2010 | | Experimental

Ants in My Scanner

  • English 2 mins
  • Director | Fran├žois Vautier
  • Writer | Fran├žois Vautier
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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."

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