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Giants of the Hoods was an interactive street dance and VJ event in which participants created their own cut-out type virtual characters, and then made them follow their own dance movements by dancing in front of a camera and computer system.

Where: Night of the Arts, Helsinki
When: August 2012

Where: Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
When: August 2012

Where: Cinekid festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: October 2012

Production: Osuuskunta Taiteeko
Co-production: m-cult (Helsinki), Public Art Lab (Berlin), Medialab Cinekid (Amsterdam)
Team: Sini Haapalinna, Aku Meriläinen and Markku Nousiainen

Supporters: The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK, OKM / Digidemo, City of Helsinki Cultural Office

Commercial partners: Delicode Ltd., Labyrintti Media Oy

Photos and video: Markku Nousiainen

Giants of the Hoods: Project
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