Artists and Projects

artist

Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko

year

2011

about the artist

Sasha Huber (b. 1975) is a visual artist and researcher of Swiss-Haitian heritage, based in Helsinki, Finland. Her work primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. In 2011 Botkyrka Konsthall presented the solo exhibition: Transatlantic Passages: Agassiz, Haiti And Africa In The Works of Sasha Huber, curated by Joanna Sandell.

sashahuber.com

Petri Saarikko (b. 1973) is an artist and designer based in Helsinki. In 2011 he collaborated with curator Finbar Rosato on the artist’s book Planet Bezoar or Planet Hairball according to the Lost Book of Time, Labyrint Press (2011).

about the residency

The artist duo Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko had a residency in Fittja from January to March 2011. The artists were researching local remedies as a way to find out about the diversity of knowledges and practices connected to health and wellbeing. The work was later shown at Fittja Open 2011 and published as an artist’s book Huskurer / Remedies through Labyrint Press.

Sasha Huber later came back to Botkyrka to work on a public art commission.

While in Fittja during the winter, we looked around the community. We saw children, families, groups of men and women approached them and asked about their remedies. This book presents those remedies, while the videos enact some of them. - Sasha Huber

documentation

Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko, video work Huskurer/Remedies, Fittja Open 2011 

Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko, Poster for Huskurer/Remedies, Fittja Open 2011 

labyrint archive

Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko
Huskurer / Remedies

Labyrint Press (2011)

A little book taking a closer look at an aspect of culture that us worth celebrating: remedies.

Huskurer / Remedies is available in Labyrint Archive, Botkyrka Konsthall.

collaboration and support

The residency received funding from the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

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