“From light into the darkness in the visual, and from the laid-back baseline of “ITALY,” reminiscent of “Stir it up” to the bleakly glistening composition “(THIS IS) WATER.” The music video for the two songs by Soap&Skin tells this dual development as a sequence of sensual moments in a camper van, on the coast, and in the water. The elements of the real world as visual correspondence to a musical composition.” – Diagonale 2019.

“Sublime cinematography coupled with subtle details that create a feeling of an audiovisual cocoon for the viewer. Fragile & gentle, pleasing beyond and beneath surfaces, at a distance but in a flow, we are trapped in moments. Courageous with its handling of time & timings. Using symbols to create a nostalgic hideout yet encouraging us to jump off a cliff.” – Vienna Shorts 2019

Awarded Best Austrian Music Video 2019 at Vienna Shorts. Screened at Berlin Music Video Award 2019 and Diagonale 2019 where it was featured as one of three poster sujets. Click for full festival info.


Title: Italy & (This is) water (2018)
Category: Music Video

Client: Soap&Skin
Director: Ioan Gavriel
Production Company: ostblok
Distribution: aug&ohr

Producer: Dominic Spitaler, Patryk Senwicki, Keith Tedesco
Director of Photography: Adrian Bidron, Ioan Gavriel

Cast: Talisa Lilli Lemke & Anja Plaschg
Aerial Photography: Luftbild