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Creative Arts Forum | Sasha Huber


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

15 Sep 2017 12:30 pm

End Date

15 Sep 2017 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public are welcome

Arts Forum. Image Credit: Sasha Huber

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. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she works with performance-based interventions, video, photography, publications, archival material and the compressed-air staple gun – while aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon. She is known for her artistic contribution to the long-term project “Demounting Louis Agassiz”, which promotes awareness that the Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) was a proponent of scientific racism, and a pioneering thinker of segregation and “racial hygiene”. She has participated in international exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney 2014, the Venice Biennale 2015 and artist residencies together with regular collaborator artist Petri Saarikko. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the Aalto University and the University of Arts Zurich.

In her Art Forum presentation, Sasha will discuss her practice and will touch on her role in the collaborative project ‘Present’ with Petri Saariko commissioned by GASP (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park). Present will culminate in an outdoor video projection launch at LINC Glenorchy & GASP on Friday 15 September, and a celebratory multicultural dinner, discussion and performance at GASP on 16 September 2017 as part of the Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival.

Image Credit: Sasha Huber

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.