Hammu

Sami van Ingen

Hammu is the name of the hamster I had as a child. It seemed to be my only friend and some-one to identify with. One day it disappeared and was never to be seen again. That marked the end of my childhood, of unreserved trust and commitment. This film is a visualisation of memories I had about this event, of obsession and loss.

Production Year
1991
Duration
00:09:50
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Hammu
English Title
Hammu
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Sami van Ingen (Author), Sami van Ingen (Director), Hammu (Actor), Sami van Ingen (Cast)
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Sami van Ingen

Born: 1964

Sami van Ingen is a veteran in alternative Finnish film, who has worked as an artist, lecturer and curator since the late 1980s. He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Van Ingen finished his doctoral studies in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2012. He often uses random or found materials in his works. His works have been seen in many national and international exhibitions and festivals over the years, including Tbilisi Triennial (2012), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2005) and Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland (2002).