Francois Vautier installed an ant colony and scanned it each week for five years. Now it depends on your point of view if it’s awe or cringe worthy.
“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.” said Vautier.
It was a two minute video that took me longer than 2 minutes to watch. I had to stop and cringe and press play again. Haha! It’s gripping that way. You don’t like that you still want to see it. And it looked nothing like a scanner.