In response to the theme of Object Oriented Ontology, I have made this series of vignettes surrounding this table on my balcony. I used reference photos, my own sound recording and animated the video in Clip Studio Paint.
In these scenes, my aim was to show the table in relation to its environment and other objects. I was interested in the passage of time and these relationships which exist regardless of human interaction. The only thing the human brings in these scenes is surveillance, whereas the table is an obstacle for the ant, holds weight on its surface and has a history - it was once a spider’s home.
The BearCam by Katmai National Park similarly explores these ideas, as the humans simply observe the bears, who go about their activities regardless of whether they are being watched or not.