Remedies

Sasha Huber

Cultures are filled with methods of self-help and medical healing. When it comes to health, we rarely use our common sense and environmental awareness to make second guesses. Regardless of whether the methods actually work or not, they contain strands of cultural knowledge that celebrate a heritage. Perhaps people’s attitudes to healing are inscribed into beliefs and the enactment of narrative remedies. While at the Botkyrka artist residency in Fittja, Sweden, during the winter 2011, we looked around the community. We met children, families, groups of men and women, approached them, and asked about their remedies.

Production Year
2011
Duration
00:11:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Huskurer - Remedies
Finnish Title
Remedies
English Title
Remedies
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sasha Huber (Author), Petri Saarikko (Director), Sasha Huber (Director), Teemu Jäppinen (Editor), Sasha Huber (Actor), Petri Saarikko (Actor), Petri Saarikko (Camera), Arts Council of Finland (Funder), Botkyrka Konsthall (Funder), FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (Funder)
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Sasha Huber (CH/FI) is a Helsinki based multidisciplinary visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage. She works and presents her work internationally and is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she uses and responds to archival material within a layered creative practice that encompasses performance-based interventions, video, photography, and collaborations. Huber is also claiming the compressed-air staple gun, aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon while offering the potential to renegotiate unequal power dynamics. Huber works regularly in a creative partnership with her partner artist Petri Saarikko. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and is presently undertaking practice-based PhD studies.