Remedies - Rongoã

Huber Sasha, Saarikko Petri

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