Sasha Huber / KAFE

Year: 2017
Medium / materials: metal staples on fire burned wood
Dimensions: 24 x 155 x 3 cm

KAFE (creole), ΚΑΦΕΣ (greek). In 1821, Greece sent a plea to Haiti for help in their struggles for Independence from the Ottoman Empire rule. Haiti, embattled and still struggling against ransoms since its own Independence, answered the call and sent moral support including 25 tons of coffee. The sign works were originally made to accompany the project Kafe Kombit by Petri Saarikko and Steve Michel. ‘Kombit’ is a Haitian Kreyol term used to define a community working together towards a common goal.

 

 

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