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Johanna & Susanna Ruotsalainen


Studio Mustanapa
Kairatie 3, Rovaniemi, Finland

Tuesday-Thursday at 12-18
Friday at 11-17
Saturday at 12-16
Opening 21.4 at 18:00. Welcome!

Death and the dancing bear - five short animated movies

Short film premiere in Studio Mustanapa gathers five short animated movies made by two video artists from Rovaniemi. All the films are animated using different animating techniques. Themes revolve around things such as death, pain, eternity and love. 

by Johanna Ruotsalainen
Pain festers me. I can't sleep, so I suffer from insomnia. My nights are lost in surreal between awake and sleep.

Dancing bear
by Johanna Ruotsalainen
Bear interprets a contemporary piece for a solo dancer. 

Replica, Mechanica & Electronica
by Susanna Ruotsalainen
Short animation about the idea of love, that lasts forever. The attempt to make the tokens of love to stand the test of time, might actually turn the poetic expressions of affection to look grotesque and scary.

How to grow water lilies
by Susanna Ruotsalainen
This short animation is about death, heartbreak, opposite worlds and love, that is willing to overcome any obstacle, there might be. But does the Death have pity for the heartbroken?

I am Death!
by Susanna Ruotsalainen and Johanna Ruotsalainen
When Death himself decides to spur up the career in music industy, it is clear that some boundaries may be broken on the way.