The world is in an increasing state of hyper-anxiety caused by powerful and seemingly intangible political and natural forces. This has caused a state of alienation where often people attempt to migrate or vanish and in some cases fabricate new identities in order to negotiate extreme personal and political circumstances and forge new lives. Anxiety is often fueled by economics and technology and this has led to large numbers of people attempting to live ‘off-the-grid.’ Rather than documenting vagabond lifestyle, Veillance employs sur/sousveillance methodologies to un-write the growing number of guidebooks and websites on the art of disappearing. The project employs tactics, used by both the vanished and investigators, to establish a dossier on the mechanics of evaporation via photography, video, sound, collected artifacts, text and commissioned production in both Japan and Australia.