Unheroic Labours #2

Maija Tammi

The work revisits Hercules’s second labour, which was to kill the multi-headed water serpent Hydra. However, in the artwork, killing is replaced with dancing, and the monster Hydra is not the mythic hydra, but rather the real freshwater polyp Hydra. And cats like water.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:11:12
Type
Tags
Original Title
Unheroic Labours #2
English Title

Unheroic Labours #2

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Maija Tammi (Author), Charles Quevillon (Author), Maija Tammi (Cinematographer), Charles Quevillon (Composer), Maija Tammi (Director), Charles Quevillon (Director), Maija Tammi (Editor), Charles Quevillon (Editor), Maija Tammi (Producer), Charles Quevillon (Producer), Charles Quevillon (Script), Maija Tammi (Script), Charles Quevillon (Sound Design), Charles Quevillon (Actor), The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes (Funder)
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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.