Beatbox, alternate take

Ruscica Jani

Created in collaboration with the New York beatboxers Kid Lucky and Shockwave, and the spoken word artist Vocab, “Beatbox” portrays sound and movement as self-expressive navigational tools. In the style of city symphonies, the beatboxers have created the entire soundtrack of the film by interpreting and imitating the sounds of their surroundings. A mysterious spotlight shows the urban space as a stage where, following the words of Vocab, “every street corner has the ability to tell a thousand stories”.

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Beatbox, alternate take
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Jani Ruscica (Author), Anu Keränen (Cinematographer), Jani Ruscica (Director), Jani Ruscica (Editor), Tiina Aarniala (Editor), Sini Pelkki (Still Photography), Brandon Sumner (Camera Assistant), Saalim “Storyboard Profesooa” Muslim (Choreographer), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Funder), Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Funder), AVEK (Funder), Jason Glaser (Gaffer), Henri Tani (Graphics), Saalim “Storyboard Profesooa” Muslim (Online Editing), Marcia Rotondo (Online Editing), Leandro Silva (Online Editing), Terry “Kid Lucky” Lewis (Performer), Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Performer), D’Janau “Vocab” Morales (Performer), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Design), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Recording), Shiho Miyazawa (Sound Recording)
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Jani Ruscica is an artist working with video, photography, sculpture and other media. Ruscica is based in Helsinki and was educated at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and at the Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki. Ruscica's self reflexive works explore the intersection between cinema, video art, theatre and performance. Ruscica has worked with scientists, theatre makers and street performers. Recent exhibitions include Casino Luxembourg, 5th Momentum Biennial in Moss, Norway (2009) and Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2009), as well as screenings in institutions such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, TATE Modern in London and MoMA in New York.