Maija Tammi’s The Problem of the Hydra (2020) will have its North American premiere at Hot Docs, held online from April 29 – May 9. The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America.
The Problem of the Hydra is an experimental documentary film about the practical and metaphysical problems a small fresh-water polyp, known as Hydra, has caused since the 1700s to the present day. Contrary to most animals, Hydra vulgaris does not age – at all.
Maija Tammi (b. 1985) is a Finnish artist and Doctor of Arts, whose photographs, videos, and installations examine the borders of disgust and fascination, science and art. Tammi’s work has been exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Rome, London, New York and Tokyo, and she has four published books. Tammi currently holds the honorary title Artist Professor and a grant for 2020–2024.
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, April 29 – May 9 2021, Toronto
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