Visual Overture - Jani Ruscica & Sini Pelkki: Screen Test for a Living Sculpture

Wed 20/11/2019 18:30 - 18:45
free entry


Visual Overture greets visitors to Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra concerts

Jani Ruscica & Sini Pelkki: Screen Test for a Living Sculpture (2013) 

Stasis breaks into movement in a subtle study on form, duration and the performative act.

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.

Sini Pelkki (b. 1978 Helsinki) works with photography and moving image. She interested in the subjectivity of seeing, the introspective lives of spaces within spaces. In her works landscapes, figures and objects turn into layered narratives that lead to various paths and ambiguous readings. Pelkki has studied in London and Helsinki, gaining her Bachelor degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2002 and MA from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in 2008. Her works have been shown in exhibitions internationally. Film works have been presented at EMAF-European Media Art Festival, Rencontres Internationale Paris, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Internationale kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Videoex. Pelkki is based Helsinki, Finland.

Screenings: 1/6/7/12/15/20/21/29 November; 6:30pm-6:40pm

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