Beatbox, alternate take

Jani Ruscica

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”.

Production Year
2007
Duration
00:08:37
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Beatbox, alternate take
Finnish Title
Beatbox, alternate take
English Title
Beatbox, alternate take
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
Other
Sound
Yes
Cast
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), FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (Funder), Arts Council Finland (Grant for residence) (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Jason Glaser (Gaffer), Henri Tani (Graphics), Leandro Silva (Online Editing), Saalim “Storyboard Profesooa” Muslim (Online Editing), Marcia Rotondo (Online Editing), Terry “Kid Lucky” Lewis (Performer), D’Janau “Vocab” Morales (Performer), Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Performer), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Design), Shiho Miyazawa (Sound Recording), Jenni Aarniala (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.