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.
The Problem of the Hydra
Maija Tammi (Author), Maija Tammi (Cinematographer), Charles Quevillon (Composer), Maija Tammi (Director), Maija Tammi (Editor), Ava Grayson (Actor), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Maija Tammi (Script), Charles Quevillon (Sound Design)
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.