‘VANISH’ is an experimental short film made by musician Davide Cairo and media artist Daniel Schwarz – a short journey through a surreal landscape. Unlike most films both the music and video were created in parallel with each other - the main direction of the production being defined by the artists choice of objects (they picked whatever was lying around) and the sounds they made.
Their decision to use mundane objects led them to using ice, porcelain, wood, metal and balsamic vinegar. This limitation developed into a film that fused artificial and natural landscapes, spaces that act as both the projection surface for the visuals as well as the sound material. As the musician on the project Cairo wrote a score that worked in perfect harmony with the visual aspect of the film created by Schwarz whose images were based on the visual language of the objects.
Here’s what the artists had to say about the work:
Through real-time sound analysis and a vast variety of algorithms, each sound finds its embodiment in different geometrical representations, depending on volume, pitch, note, and characteristic.
It’s an interesting experiment. Audio and visual truly separated and reunited. A beautiful short film. I thought I’d post up the ‘Making Of…’ photos from the project as they seem to bear absolutely no relationship to the final film.
Via Lost At E Minor
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