Contrapuntal

Jani Ruscica

'Contrapuntal' consists of three films created in reaction to one another; Sawdust theme, Fluctuation theme and Kiwano's theme. The overall piece merges three different local musical expressions and locations. Between the surroundings of a man playing a saw in a forest and the urban world of a busker, there is a composed choral work, which acts as an interlude to the other two parts and is set in a construction site, a landscape in a state of flux. Each of the three parts is self-contained, yet through their juxtaposition the overall piece transfers the artistic expression of the individual into broader cultural layers and temporal perspectives.

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:20:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Kontrapunkti
Finnish Title
Kontrapunkti
English Title
Contrapuntal
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jani Ruscica (Author), Anu Keränen (Cinematographer), Matti Helariutta (Cinematographer), Olli Koskelin (Composer), Antti Halonen (Composer), Jani Ruscica (Director), Jani Ruscica (Editor), Tiina Aarniala (Editor), Juha Kiwano (Music), Jani Ruscica (Producer), Askel tuotannot ky (Producer), Jani Ruscica (Script), Sini Pelkki (Still Photography), Esko Kallio (Conductor), Sari Volanen / YLE (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Henri Tani (Graphic Designer), Antti Halonen (Instrumentalist), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Design), Kyösti Väntänen (Sound Recording), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Recording), Helsinki Chamber Choir (Vocalist)
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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.