Snail Trail by Philipp Artus
Great installation / stop-motion animation of “A snail invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution to finally get back to its origin.” created with a computer controlled laser on a phosphorescent surface, briefly absorbing the light.
Below are videos of both the animation and laser sculpture:
Snail Trail from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.
snail trail - laser sculpture from Philipp Artus on Vimeo.
It has a low vector look about it, makes me think of Vib Ribbon and Sonic The Hedgehog.
You can find out more at Philipp’s website here
UPDATE: Added bonus - added above is an animated gif of the whole animation loop [link]