Time lapse of ants invading a document scanner MAR 09 2012
François Vautier installed an ant colony in his scanner and scanned it each week for five years. This is the resulting time lapse video:
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.