Remedies - Remedies

Huber Sasha, Saarikko Petri

The Australian edition of Remedies casted Mildura natives to contribute eucalyptus tree related unwritten narratives and oral histories for an individual and collective portraiture. Earth bound clay object-action cements the liminal stories and realities around the complex legacy of postcolonial wake into a collective stem. The project was conceived by the Finnish-Swiss artist duo Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko and consisted of a series of filmed sessions around Mildura. During each session, participants were invited to share eucalyptus tree related remedies, these were choreographed and edited into an installation piece.

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Remedies - Remedies
Finnish Title

Rohdot - Remedies

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Remedies - Remedies

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Petri Saarikko (Author), Sasha Huber (Author), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Sasha Huber (Director), Petri Saarikko (Director), Sasha Huber (Producer), Petri Saarikko (Producer), Ivan Johnson (Actor), Heather Lee (Actor), Molly Walker (Actor), Denise James (Actor), Tahnaya Belling O'Donnell (Actor), Emma Oliver (Actor), Amanda Hicks (Actor), Sasha Huber (Actor), Alfred Meredith (Actor), Jayne Bawden (Actor), Amy Duke (Actor), Bob Jankowski (Actor), Corey Payne (Actor), David James (Actor), Donata Carrazza (Actor), Peter Webb (Actor), Mary Pappin (Actor), Toni Langdon (Actor), Taya Philip Thomas (Actor), Shannon Young (Actor), Deborah Walker (Actor), Tam Webster (Editor), Arts Mildura (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Corey Payne (Musician), Sasha Huber (Script), Petri Saarikko (Script), Tam Webster (Sound Design)
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Petri Saarikko

Born: 1973

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.
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.