Town Portal • Vanitas » Gabriele Calvi

Open Format »Music Video Winner - Town Portal u00b7 Vanitas
Category Description

Music video prominently featuring motion design

Project Description

Vanitas is a free interpretation of a common sleep cycle with the aim of
visually representing the dark and eerie sounds of the song.
Hence the choice of the subject of “sleep” which, conceived as the most
death-like everyday experience, allowed to trace the obscure and
nocturnal atmosphere of the track.
Anatomical representations, abstract settings, folkloristic nightmares and
still lifes follow one another to emphasize the structure of the song by
creating continuous rhythmic-visual correspondences.
A journey where the protagonist and his consciousness go through the
five phases of sleep, from falling asleep to the catharsis of the REM phase,
interrupted by an experience of sleep paralysis and followed by a
turbulent awakening.
Realized for the danish math-rock band Town Portal.


Concept, design, direction & animation: Gabriele Calvi
Music: Town Portal