Garden of Invasive Alien Species

Hamm Kalle

Video is based on the official list, where four plants are claimed as invasive alien species. They are accused of spoiling the landscape, suffocating original flora, degrading the value of land. All this resembles xenophobes' comments on refugees. Video gives a voice for Others by its special technique of recording sounds directly from the plants.

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:13:13
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
Garden of Invasive Alien Species
Finnish Title

Haitallisten vieraslajien puutarha

English Title

Garden of Invasive Alien Species

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Kalle Hamm (Author), Kalle Hamm (Cinematographer), Kalle Hamm (Director), Dzamil Kamanger (Director), Kalle Hamm (Editor), Dzamil Kamanger (Sound)
Press Photos
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.