Yesterday we shared filmmaker Keith Skretch’s Waves of Grain video on our all-new SolidSmack Daily Smack Reading list. In Waves of Grain, Skretch shaves away blocks of wood layer-by-layer to reveal a sort of reverse-growth cycle of various grain patterns and imperfections.
But what would happen if you did the same time-lapse process with other objects including gadgets and animal skulls?
In Verschleif, filmmaker Laurin Döpfner has created a similar stop-motion video that reveals the hundreds of individual layers that make up the world around us…both natural and fabricated:
“With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.”