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​Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko

PRESENT Remedies Tasmania:

Film, 90m, 4K

2007

Artists Sasha Huber (Switzerland/Haiti) and Petri Saarikko (Finland) brought Remedies, their international project, to GASP as PRESENT Remedies Tasmania, celebrating the power of oral storytelling.

Working in collaboration with our culturally diverse community, Huber and Saarikko invited 50 participants sharing ‘local-international’ Tasmanian stories and remedies for health, for culture, or for the world, this powerful film project was a huge team effort culminating in a feature length art film.

The film is a unique and powerful evocation of the many disarmingly honest stories of journey, migration, survival and celebration. Participant Arnold Zable described the film simply as ‘collective wisdom’.

The project was presented in two stages in mid-September 2017, as an outdoor full cinema projection:

  • A free community screening on the Glenorchy Central shopping centre wall for over 120 people. 

  • As part of the Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival, the film was projected onto the Wilkinsons Point Pavilion cantilever over the Derwent River. An audience of 100 people enjoyed the film, and performances by the Karadi Dancers, Taiko Drummers and Tibetan Dumplings, then commenced a 2km walking journey together with the artists around the Elwick Bay foreshore.  Along the way they encountered music performances and finished the journey with a Sri Lankan feast and intercultural discussion led by Sasha Huber, the writer and human rights activist Arnold Zable, and Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta. The diversity of cultural performances, discussion and food welcomed the audience and brought the process of collaborating with over 50 community members alive in dynamic and unique ways.

Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, born in Zurich. She lives and works in Helsinki. Huber’s work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment.

Petri Saarikko is an artist and designer based in Helsinki, Finland. Saarikko combines societal commentary with his human-computer interaction profession and curatorial background, which results in long-term social interventions. His work has a holistic performative nature and strives to engender power relations, making room for individual narratives and taking a stand for equality.

Arnold Zable is an award-winning writer, storyteller, educator, and human rights advocate. His acclaimed books include Jewels and AshesWanderers and DreamersCafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, Scraps of HeavenSea of Many Returns, and Violin Lessons. His most recent book, The Fighter, was published in 2016.

Jim Everett -puralia meenamatta has written poetry, plays, political and academic papers and short stories, and created visual art and performance projects. Jim is from the clan plangermairreenner of the Ben Lomond people, of the Cape Portland nation in northeast Tasmania.

Curated by: Jonathan Kimberley

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Special thanks -

Organisations:

Glenorchy LINC Tasmania
Gandel Philanthropy
Tasmanian Government -

Multicultural Fund
University of Tasmania -

Creative Exchange Institute &

Tasmanian College of the Arts
Multicultural Council of Tasmania
Karadi Aboriginal Corporation
Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival
Glenorchy City Council
PMLS Media
Goodwood Community Centre
West Moonah Community Centre
Ukraine Association
Iranian Association
Bhutanese Community
Hindu Society
Guru Nanak Society
Tamil Association
Karadi Aboriginal Corporation
INCAT
Glenorchy Cricket Club
Claremont College
Glenorchy Primary School
Human Library Tasmania
Migrant Resource Centre
Lucky Sri Lanka Kitchen
Tibet Kitchen

Special thanks -

Individuals:

Erin Buckmaster

Dhana Ganeshan

Harald Leitz

Anna Reynolds

Elizabeth Ardern

Andy Vagg

Mini Hogan

Marina Lynne

Maria Saracino

Judy Benson

Graham Legg

Nadia Omid

Zhinous Falakboland

Lucille Cutting

Sepideh Bahador

Aero Bahador

Soniya Sharma

Rajinder Badesha

Suruchi Chopra

Anthony King

Terence Maynard

Rex Burgess

Thomas Riley

Harley Jac Mansell

Jamie Graham

Harney Burgess

Rhys Pears

Mohan Kumar Mattala

Zelinda Sherlock

Simon Stebbings

Alister Hope

Jennifer Manison

Pam Wells

Penny Styles

Tania Beattie

Kristie Johnston

Alexsander Folvig

Choe Whitby

Mark Watterson

Olivia Hogart

Ivan Matas

Amin Safa

Khushpreet Singh

CK Bharathy

Sam Peisen xu

Arnold Zable

puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett)

Fiona Vagg

Anna Zylstra

Tim Polegaj

Tim Steel

Brenda Irvine

Anna Eden

David Osborne

Chris Gallagher

Danielle Hanifin

Marian Stoneman

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This project was generously supported by:

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