Remedies - Remède

Petri Saarikko

Remède - Remedies is a collective problem/solution performance combining personal beliefs related to health and well-being. Each participant was invited to contribute a causal remedy to a common dilemma — be it a disease, nuisance or spiritual misfortune. Remedies can range from a natural healing techniques to established medicine and folk wisdom. Remedies was developed into gestural, sung, slam and spoken collaborative form and was performed collectively in Creole at the Centre D'Art in Port-au-Prince in Haiti in January 2016. The participants of the collective performance are also co-authors of the work.

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Remedies - Remède
Finnish Title

Rohdot - Remède

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Remedies - Remède

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Petri Saarikko (Author), Sasha Huber (Author), Gasner François (Cinematographer), David Difficile (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Sasha Huber (Director), Petri Saarikko (Director), Le Centre D’Art (Producer), Petri Saarikko (Producer), Sasha Huber (Producer), Petri Saarikko (Script), Sasha Huber (Actor), Jean Baptiste Léonard (Actor), Desiris James (Actor), Jonathan Registre (Actor), Printemps Ericson (Actor), Myrtile Mario (Actor), Bijou Mackenson (Actor), Francil James (Actor), Pierre Jean Gardy (Actor), Champagne J. Robert (Actor), Mettelus Stanley (Actor), Fèr Patrick (Actor), Casimir Rossi Jacques (Actor), Mahotiere Gardy Oscar (Actor), Julius Salo (Editor), TAIKE (Funder), Sasha Huber (Script), Petri Saarikko (Sound Design), Julius Salo (Sound Design)
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Petri Saarikko (b. 1973) is Helsinki-based artist and designer. In his site-specific installations, Saarikko combines social commentary with his work as a designer and his background in new media. His work is highly performative in nature. Saarikko does not shy away from provocation. He often challenges ideas of national identity, artistic authorship or official political discourses by changing their context and thus showing the true, artificial nature of these phenomena. His work seeks to expose power relations, to make room for individual narratives, and takes a stand on behalf of equality. Saarikko collaborates regularly with his partner Sasha Huber Saarikko.