Piece of Paper (single—channel video, 2011) A journey through a dystopic landscape, playing with creation, destruction and rebirth.
Piece of Paper was realized with a setup of triangle—cut paper sculptures, various pop—up sculptures and 40 kg of soil.
The only light comes from two video projectors reacting to Amon Tobin`s track ‘Piece of Paper’ in realtime through a software programmed in vvvv. The visuals — partly mapped to the sculptures, partly non—mapped — are generative and based on algorithms, some nature footage shot in Italy and Croatia and, of course, the audio.
By combining the precise technique of projection mapping with its contrary — unmodified two—dimensional images distorted by projection onto jagged physical objects — a sense of the dystopic and surreal is emphasized, enhancing the interplay between music and visuals.
Daniel Schwarz (b. 1987) — a German intermedia artist. His work ranges from interactive installations to performances and video, seamlessly merging digital with analog and transforming it into physical presence.
He studied computer science at the Stuttgart Media University, Germany, and the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. His final project, the interactive dance performance ‘AXIOM.3′, won the ARTE Creative Student Award. Since 2011, he has been a resident in Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research centre in Italy. There he has produced the music video ‘Piece of Paper’, which won the Amon Tobin video contest and is published in the artist’s official box set.
His films have premiered on VICE magazine and Rolling Stone Italy and been screened at FILE Festival in Sao Paulo, Screengrab in Townsville (Australia), roBOt Festival in Bologna, SIMULTAN Festival in Timisoara (Romania), Festival International du Court Métrage in Lille (France), CultureHub in New York and Circuito Off in Venice, where he won the Audience Award.