My Racism is a Humanism. A Lecture

Sasha Huber

The legacy of Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), hitherto known as a glaciologist and ichthyologist, has been intentionally embellished. The Démonter Louis Agassiz campaign has exposed Agassiz's involvement in crimes against humanity. In a fictitious lecture written by Hans Barth (Fribourg, Switzerland), Agassiz attempts to vindicate himself and his racial theories.

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:29:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
My Racism is a Humanism. A Lecture
English Title

My Racism is a Humanism. A Lecture

Production Countries
Switzerland,Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sasha Huber (Author), Christoph Fritschi (Cinematographer), Siro Micheroli (Cinematographer), Sasha Huber (Director), Combo Entertainment (Editor), Hans Barth (Script), Combo Entertainment (Sound Design), Thomas Götz (Actor), Sasha Huber (Casting), Petri Saarikko (Casting), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder), Association Neuer Shed (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Frame Visual Art Finland (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.