Special Mention for Sasha Huber's KARAKIA - The Resetting Ceremony at Videomedeja
Sasha Huber’s KARAKIA – The Resetting Ceremony (2015) was given a Special Mention at the 20th International Video Festival Videomedeja. The festival took place in Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia, from October 21–23 2016. Also Pink Twins’ installation Parametronomicon (2015) was selected in the international competition.
Sasha Huber (b. in 1975 in Zurich) is a visual artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Committed artist, she works since several years on the project “Demounting Louis Agassiz” which consist in renaming Mount Agassizhorn whose origin comes from Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss naturalist who developed racist theories, to rename it in Rentyhorn in tribute to the slave, Renty and of those who met similar fates.
In KARAKIA – The Resetting Ceremony, Huber travels with a greenstone carver Jeff Mahuika (Kati Mahaki, Poutini Kai Tahu) to the site, between Kā Roimata a Hine Hukatere (Franz Josef Glacier) and Te Moeka o Tuawe (Fox Glacier) at Te Waipounamu (South Island) of New Zealand. On location Mr Mahuika offered a karakia blessing to symbolically un-name the glacier of its association with Agassiz and his racism.
International Video Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia, October 21–23 2016
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