KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony

Sasha Huber

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.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:05:20
Type
Genre
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Original Title
KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony
Finnish Title

KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony

English Title

KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony

Production Countries
New Zealand,Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sasha Huber (Author), Max Bellamy (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Sasha Huber (Director), Tam Webster (Editor), Jeff Mahuika (Script), Sasha Huber (Actor), Jeff Mahuika (Actor), Massey University (Te Whare Hera Int. Artist Residency) (Funder), Wellington City Council (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Tam Webster (Sound Design)
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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.