Remedies - Rongoã

Sasha Huber

There is a long tradition for various methods for healing – the individual, the collective, society or nature. Artists Huber and Saarikko choreographed this performance or video action during a residency in Wellington, New Zealand, much inspired by the local Maori culture, but also by the imminent threat of nature – earthquake and tsunami – against a city which is located on the very edge of a potential disaster. The participants of the collective performance are also co-authors of the work.

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Original Title
Remedies - Rongoā
Finnish Title

Rohdot - Rongoã

English Title

Remedies - Rongoã

Production Countries
New Zealand,Finland
Sasha Huber (Author), Petri Saarikko (Author), Tam Webster (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Michelle Scullion (Composer), Petri Saarikko (Director), Sasha Huber (Director), Petri Saarikko (Producer), Sasha Huber (Producer), Sasha Huber (Script), Petri Saarikko (Script), Petri Saarikko (Sound Design), Louise Rutledge (Actor), Rosie Evans (Actor), Cassandra Barnett (Actor), Lis Elisson-Löschmann (Actor), Christopher Ulutupu (Actor), Michelle Scullion (Actor), Scott Morrison (Actor), Sasha Huber (Actor), Tessa Hall (Actor), Petri Saarikko (Actor), Tasha Maree Dangerfield Smith (Actor), Mica Hubertus Mick (Actor), Elisabeth Pointon (Actor), Arihia Latham (Actor), Jordana Bragg (Actor), Tam Webster (Editor), Massey University (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Michelle Scullion (Sound Design), Tam Webster (Sound Design), Petri Saarikko (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.