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), Sasha Huber (Producer), Jeff Mahuika (Script), Sasha Huber (Actor), Jeff Mahuika (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Massey University (Te Whare Hera Int. Artist Residency) (Funder), Wellington City Council (Funder), Tam Webster (Sound Design)
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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.