Afaryan Monologue / Afaryan Memories

Kalle Hamm

A two-part video with the first part – Afaryan Monologue – being an immigrant artist's account of his relationship with art and politics. In the second part – Afaryan Memories – the artist tells about his old home, a village in Kurdistan in Iran abandoned 20 years ago, and interviews its former residents.

Production Year
2007
Duration
00:22:22
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Afaryan Monologue / Afaryan Memories
Finnish Title
Afaryan monologi / Afaryan muistelmat
English Title
Afaryan Monologue / Afaryan Memories
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Kalle Hamm (Author), Dzamil Kamanger (Director), Kalle Hamm (Director), Dzamil Kamanger (Editor), Kalle Hamm (Script), Dzamil Kamanger (Script), Mikko Nylander (Animation), Kalle Hamm (Camera), Christer Nuutinen (Sound Design), Dzamil Kamanger (Translator)
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Kalle Hamm is a Helsinki-based artist, whose work examines cultural encounters and their impacts both in historical and contemporary context. Hamm graduated with a BA degree from Lahti Institute of Fine Arts in 1994 and with MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki 2002. Since 2000 he has collaborated with the artist Dzamil Kamanger from Iranian Kurdistan. Dealing with the position of marginality in mainstream culture and the encounters of cultures in global networks, their works occupy an intermediate zone between art, design and handicraft, and are often sparked off everyday things.