Maija Tammi’s essay film The Problem of the Hydra (2020) was recently screened at ImagineScience Film Festival, held in New York from October 15-22 2021. Next screenings will be Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, held from November 4-14 2021 online, and Les Écrans documentaires, held from November 17-23 2021 in Arcueil, France.
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.
ImagineScience Film Festival, October 15-22 2021, New York, U.S.
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, November 4-14 2021, Brazil
Les Écrans documentaires, November 17-23 2021, Arcueil, France