A Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Animation Showing Layers of Objects Being Slowly Ground Away With a Sanding Machine

In the mesmerizing stop-motion animation “Verschleif,” a block of wood, a camera, an animal skull, and other objects are slowly ground away, revealing the fascinating interiors of the objects. Artist Laurin Döpfner created the film by painstakingly grinding the objects with an industrial sanding machine, half a millimeter at a time, and photographing after each layer was removed. Döpfner posted the video back in 2010.

Stop Frame Animation of Objects Being Ground Away

Stop Frame Animation of Objects Being Ground Away

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