Sasha Huber’s Karakia – The Resetting Ceremony (2015) was included in the Into the Open moving image programme included in the New Zealand Festival of the Arts. The programme took place from March 2–8 .
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.
At the moment, Sasha Huber’s artistic contribution can also be seen in “The Hoodie” gourp exhibition in Het Nieuwe Institut, Amsterdam, Netherlands, until April 12, and in group exhibition “Creating Dangereously” in Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery, until March 12.
Sasha Huber (b. in 1975 in Zurich) is a visual artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Questioning her roots, her research focuses on the process of building their personal and artistic identity through media such as video, photography, compressed-air stapling, performance-based interventions and book publishing. 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. She participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the 56th La Biennale di Venezia in 2015.
New Zealand Festival of the Arts, February 21 – March 15 2020, New Zealand
Creating Dangerously, January 17 – March 12 2020, Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery, U.S.
The Hoodie, December 01 2019 – April 12 2020, Het Nieuwe Institut, The Netherlands