Mesmerizing Video Showing Layers of Objects Being Slowly Ground Away With a Sanding Machine

A Mesmerizing Stop Frame Animation of Objects Being Ground Away That Was Created 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.

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.

via Colossal