IHME Contemporary Art Festival and the City of Helsinki Youth Department will realize an art workshop titled IHME Re-Action, where the youth get to realize an artwork to be displayed at the Pohjois-Haaga railway station. The workshop sessions for the youth living in the Kannelmäki, Haaga and Malminkartano districts are led by visual artist Sasha Huber who has also designed the concept.
IHME Re-Action is also part of the Youth Department’s Ruutibudjetti participatory budgeting project, in which young people from the Haaga-Kaarela district got to decide about the planning of recreational activities and the budgeting of funds. The workshop sessions are held at the Kannelmäki Youth Centre during a three-week period, starting from 29 January 2014. The previous IHME workshops for the Youth Department were realized by performance artist Meiju Niskala (2012) and visual artist Otto Karvonen (2013).
IHME Re-Action will be presented at the Our IHME event of the IHME Days on Saturday, 5 April 2014.
Sasha Huber (b. 1975, Zurich) is a visual artist based in Helsinki since 2002. She works in medias including stapling, intervention, video and photography. The starting point for her work is an examination of her European and Haitian roots. Her works have been exhibited in Finland and abroad. In 2014 she participates in the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Huber holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
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