A Memory for a Remedy is an archive of Russian folk ingenuity. As part of the project, the artist offers festivalgoers the opportunity to share their family reminiscences and folk recipes, exchanging them for infusions and home remedies. Using humor and jokes, Albagli explores the following themes: How does a society regulate medical care in the absence of the necessary infrastructure? How do communities’ relationships to ecology change when they are forced to seek help from the environment?


Annie Albagli is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with sound- and video installations. Her projects have been shown at venues including YBCA, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas, and Fort Mason. She has helped to set up various (art) spaces around the US and is the co-founder of the feminist zine Whiz World.