Within the Fabrica Creative Labs, on Wednesday 3 March from 3 to 4pm CET, artist duo Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko will hold an online lecture entitled “Reconnecting people: resets and remedies”.
The presentation covers their recent projects with diverse communities around the world. Title suggests exploring communal narratives paramount to tolerant society. Grounding their work to anti-racist creativity and indigeneity, artistic collaborations portray strategies to stitch back together growing gap of separation among people. Their presentation touches briefly an early social media project called “United People” which their team invented and partly implemented in Fabrica 2000-2001.
Sasha Huber (CH/FI), from Switzerland with Haitian roots, and Petri Saarikko (FI), from Finland, are a visual-artist duo living and working in Helsinki, Finland. They have been working and exhibiting both collaboratively and individually, and occupying international artist residencies since 2000. In 2011 they started an independent art space, Kallio Kunsthalle based in Helsinki, directed by Saarikko, which put on over 60 curated exhibitions. In 2011 they began work on Remedies Universe – a project exploring family-based aural knowledge of traditional folk remedies that form part of family identities – which has taken different forms of expression, including live performance and video, in Europe, the Americas, and Australasia.
Photo credit: Kai Kuusisto.
To attend the lecture, please register at this link.
Free event, in English