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Jani Ruscica

Scene Shifts, in six movements

Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 15:57 | Finlande, Allemagne | 2012

Words shape our impressions and form our history. In ?Scene Shifts, in six movements? a journey through historical layers of various locations on several continents unfolds. However, it is primarily an intellectual journey. The locations, images, texts and music hold references to a long history of cross-cultural misinterpretations.

Jani Ruscica (b.1978) is an artist working with film, video, photography and other media. Ruscica works collaboratively, his interest lies in how one defines one?s location, one?s placement in the world, and how this definition changes ? continuously, if necessary ? according to personal, cultural, representational or even scientific factors. Ruscicas works explore the intersection between cinema, video art, theatre and performance. His recent exhibitions include 6th Liverpool Biennial, 2010, 5th Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway 2009, ?Life Forms? Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2009, ?Tracking Traces...? Kiasma, Helsinki as well as screenings in institutions such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, TATE Modern, London and MoMA, New York. His film Evolutions was awarded the main prize at at the prestigious KunstFilm Biennale in Cologne in 2009, in 2010 Ruscica was awarded the AVEK prize for important achievements in audio visual culture. Ruscica is based in Helsinki and was educated at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.