simon gerbaud grinds everyday objects into dust simon gerbaud grinds everyday objects into dust
jul 23, 2014

simon gerbaud grinds everyday objects into dust

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.



saVer — animaciones
video courtesy of simon gerbaud

simon gerbaud erodes everyday objects into dust
video camera

simon gerbaud erodes everyday objects into dust

simon gerbaud erodes everyday objects into dust

simon gerbaud erodes everyday objects into dust
refrigerator in two different stages

simon gerbaud erodes everyday objects into dust
man’s shoe

simon gerbaud erodes everyday objects into dust
animal skull



h/t [the creators project]

  • Now have some model maker building a scale model home coming forward from the back half of the shoe, human face coming forward from the rams scull, etc… Fascinating, but short lived.


    jimCan says:
  • interesting, but it takes so much work.

    Meme says:

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