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), Association Neuer Shed (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Frame Visual Art Finland (Funder), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder)
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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.