Spectacle for Birds – Waste, Territory and Nutrition

Kalle Hamm

This artwork consists of a video and two arrangements of objects, one of which is located in the gallery space and the other in a natural environment. In the gallery is a pitchfork with its prongs stuck into a baguette that was retrieved from the rubbish bin of a food store. Two small stuffed birds are fixed on top of the bread. The other arrangement is made up of the same basic elements but there are no stuffed birds; instead, the dry bread offers nourishment to the birds of the forest.

Production Year
2011
Duration
00:30:00
Type
Genre
Original Title
Spectacle for Birds – Waste, Territory and Nutrition
Finnish Title
Spectacle for Birds – Waste, Territory and Nutrition
English Title
Spectacle for Birds – Waste, Territory and Nutrition
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Kalle Hamm (Cinematographer), Kalle Hamm (Author), Dzamil Kamanger (Author), Kalle Hamm (Editor), Dzamil Kamanger (Script), Kalle Hamm (Script), Dzamil Kamanger (Actor), Kalle Hamm (Sound)
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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.