“A Method to Being: The Time Space Scanner” presented by Lantin, Overstall and Hass


Session Title:

  • Photography / Film / Video

Presentation Title:

  • A Method to Being: The Time Space Scanner




  • We describe the Time Space Scanner, a method of capturing living and dying organic matter that prioritizes neither time nor space but rather weaves them together into continuous coexistence, delving into the instability of memory, the insistence of being, and the constancy of change. The Time Space Scanner uses a 2D scanner programmed to scan spatially random small samples at regular intervals, collecting 25,000 to 50,000 images over a period of 3–5 days. These micro captures are then reassembled and animated in a real-time flow of constantly changing mixtures of growth, decay, time and space. Any frame of the animation contains pixels drawn from multiple times and locations of the scanner bed.