simon gerbaud grinds everyday objects into dust
all images and video courtesy of simon gerbaud
using mechanical tools and machinery, mexico-based animator and illustrator simon gerbaud reveals the innards of ubiquitous, mundane objects. eroding away the items’ exterior just a sliver of a shaving at a time, gerbaud captures the disintegration through still shots, which he finally compresses into a stop-motion feature for ‘saVer’. the mesmerizing visual progression from man’s shoe to dust, refrigerator to segments of scraps, and personal laptop to a pile of powder transforms the household pieces and their physical properties into a dynamic moving graphic. their eventual disappearance from view is followed by their rebuild and reconstruction within the space, materializing again in mid-air without an origin.
refrigerator in two different stages
h/t [the creators project]