‘White Sugar’ is originally a two channeled moving image installation about xenophobia, misogynia and
national identity. It’s also a love story. The piece that is inspired by Finnish folklore and golden age
paintings, comments on patriarchy, the exclusivity of cultural heritage and the ongoing debate on
immigration and racism.
Starring: Man Yau as Lintu, Liisa Sofia Pöntinen as Ontrei, Jukka Jokiranta as Arvo. The Blue & White: Simo
Räty, Jarkko Moilanen, Joel Slotte, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Roy Boswell. Production Manager: Alana Francis.
Editing: Jojo Erholtz. Sound Design: Aleksi Tegel. Original music & Composing: Fraya Thomsen. Music
played by World Harmony Orchestra. Hair & Makeup: Laura Välimäki, Ella Kuikka de Godoy.
Graphic Design: Anne Pasanen. Thank you: Eeva Simola-Erholtz, Markku Erholtz, Marika Kovács, Ismo
Montonen, Merrit Törnroos-Montonen, Bryan Saragosa, Dayo James, Noora Palotie, Janie Black, Leena
Jalavisto, Alex Gough, Tommi Mäntysalo, Ring Design: Anne Suvisalmi, Royal Academy Schools, Suomen
Merimieskirkko Lontoo, P. Mutasen Elokuvakonepaja. © Anikó Kuikka 2017
Anikó Kuikka (b.1986 in Espoo, currently living in Los Angeles) is graduate from the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.
Anikó Kuikka makes narrative moving image installations about the absurd construct of reality – how
illusions are built and how they are broken. Drawing from mythologies and fairytales, her characters play out
archetypes and social power structures, aiming to deconstruct pre-existing values, the psyche and identity.