Beginning an Ending

Jani Ruscica

The space of a film studio is like a blank canvas that becomes a stage for people’s visions of the future. Seven characters recount future events, revealing in the process the very nature and fragility of image construction. The future can, in the end, only reflect the present. The past and images created by the media affect how we perceive what’s to come.

Production Year
2009
Duration
00:16:30
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Lopun alkuja
Finnish Title
Lopun alkuja
English Title
Beginning an Ending
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jani Ruscica (Author), Jani Ruscica (Director), Jani Ruscica (Editor), Jenni Aarniala (Editor), Jani Ruscica (Producer), Askel tuotannot ky (Producer), Anu Keränen (Camera), Piia Andell / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Miia Haavisto / Finnish Film Foundation (Funder), Sari Volanen / YLE (Funder), Juhana Hirvonen (Set Designer), Anne Tolkkinen (Sound Design)
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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.