Maija Tammi’s The Problem of the Hydra (2020) will be screened at Regard – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, one of the most important short film festivals in North America. The festival will be held from March 23-27 2022 in Saguenay, Canada.
The Problem of the Hydra is included in the experimental programme, screened on Friday, March 25 2022 in Centre d’experimentation musicale (CEM). 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.
Regard – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, March 23-27 2022, Saguenay, Canada
More information: Regard ISFF
AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.