15 & 16 September 2017
Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko (Switzerland / Haiti / Finland)
collaborating with the Culturally Diverse Communities of Glenorchy
MAJOR PROJECTION ART | MULTICULTURAL STREET PARTY | DISCUSSION
GASP project at LINC Glenorchy and the Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival comes to GASP!
GASP (Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park) presents: ‘PRESENT’ | Remedies Tasmania 2017, by international artists: Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko.
Huber & Saarikko have been in Tasmania, collaborating with the culturally diverse communities of Glenorchy to develop a major new international Projection Art Event and Intercultural Discussion about our ‘PRESENT’.
PRESENT | Remedies Tasmania celebrates the power of international oral storytelling and is about all of us, living here together: Local-International Tasmania.
GASP Curator Jonathan Kimberley, said that “This will be a huge celebration of our international cultural diversity right here in the northern suburbs of Hobart.”
Friday 15 Sept, 6.30pm | PRESENT @ Glenorchy LINC | FREE EVENT
A Massive Cinema sized Outdoor Projection of the film: Present | Remedies Tasmania, at Glenorchy LINC. A Street Party, including a performance by Karadi Aboriginal Dancers, DJ, food by Spice on Wheels, Hot Drinks will be available. Alcohol free family event.
Saturday 16 Sept, 6.30pm | Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival @ GASP
Sasha Huber | Jim Everett | Arnold Zable
Tickets: $45 and includes dinner and bus.
Cinema Projection Art, Taiko Drummers, Tibetan dumplings and tea, followed by a walking journey at GASP, Surprise Performances, Karadi Dance and then Dinner by Lucky Sri Lanka and Hazara Kitchen and an important intercultural discussion led by Sasha Huber, Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett); and renowned human rights activist and storyteller Arnold Zable. Finishing with Bollywood performance.
The project is generously supported by: Glenorchy LINC; Tasmanian Government Multicultural Fund; GANDEL Philanthropy; University of Tasmania - Creative Exchange Institute; Multicultural Council of Tasmania; Karadi Aboriginal Corporation; Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival; Glenorchy City Council.
Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, who was born in Zurich and lives and works in Helsinki. Her work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to the colonial residue that is 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 Ashes, Wanderers and Dreamers, Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, and Violin Lessons. His most recent book, The Fighter, was published in 2016.
puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) is a revered writer of poetry, plays, political and academic papers and short stories. Jim is a Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder from the clan plangermairreenner of the Ben Lomond people in northeast Tasmania.
GASP (Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park) is a dynamic, inspirational and internationally resonant open space providing unique encounters with art and creating memorable experiences for all in the natural environment. GASP is a place of discovery and reverie – stories are told and memories made in new, exciting and unexpected ways.
More information available at http://www.gasp.org.au