The experimental short film ‘VANISH’ is a journey through surreal landscapes in complete interconnection with the music.
It is an audiovisual collaboration with musician Davide Cairo (Edisonnoside), produced by FABRICA.

Winning video at Shift’s DOTMOV Festival 2012.
3rd place at the Visual Music Award.
Veneto Award, Lago Film Fest

VANISH from Daniel Schwarz on Vimeo.


Both music and video have been created parallel and influenced each other. The main direction was defined by choosing mundane objects around the artists’ environment in order to build models and record visuals as well as sounds from them.
Combining ice, porcelain, wood, metal and balsamic vinegar led to this unique mixture of artificial and natural landscapes that act as the projection surface for the visuals but also as sound material.

“‘Vanish’ is a work which make you feel like you’re watching a digital fine art at a museum. Although the music is a little too solemn, there is a consistent line such as the flow line of the light, the camera works, reflection to the surface of the water in the construction of the whole concept, suggests the author’s sense of balance.
It is simple, but uplifting. We can see the beauty no matter how many times we look at it.” – Selected and commented by Kenta Torimoto for Shift’s DOTMOV Festival 2012.

Selected Screenings
70th Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, September 5 2013
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July – August 2013
Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, 19 – 27 July 2013
SCREEN Festival / LOOP, Barcelona, Spain, May 2013
Toolkit Festival, Venice, Italy, May 2013
VGA Fest (DOTMOV Festival), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2013
Spektrum Ausstellung, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany, February – March 2013
DOS Disegnare Oggetti Sonori, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy, February 2013
TechArtLab (DOTMOV Festival), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, February 2013
Grauzone Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 2013
Federation Square (DOTMOV Festival), Melbourne, Australia, January 2013
konya-gallery (DOTMOV Festival), Fukuoka, Japan, January 2013
VAFA Video Art Festival, Macau, December 2012 – January 2013
Norbertellen Gallery (DOTMOV Festival), Los Angeles, USA, December 2012 – January 2013
CCC (DOTMOV Festival), Shizuoka, Japan, December 2012
Revenue S:t Eriksgatan 79 (DOTMOV Festival), Stockholm, Sweden, December 2012
Zakka (DOTMOV Festival), New York, USA, November – December 2012
CAI02 (DOTMOV Festival), Sapporo, Japan, November – December 2012
Celebrating Openness (DOTMOV Festival), Wisnu Open Space, Bali, Indonesia, November – December 2012
Off the Screen [Media Circus] CultureHub, New York, USA, November 2012
ICN Gallery Cafe (DOTMOV Festival), London, UK, November 2012
TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS (DOTMOV Festival), Tokyo, Japan, November 2012
ATTIC (DOTMOV Festival), Sapporo, Japan, November 2012
Visual Music Award, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2012
Design Weekend 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2012
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, November 2012
Pluto Festival, Opwijk, Belgium, October 2012
roBOt Festival, Bologna, Italy, October 2012
SIMULTAN Festival, Timisoara, Romania, October 2012
Festival International du Court Métrage- L’Hybride, Lille, France, October 2012

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