17.6. — 12.7.2020

Maija Tammi
Charles Quevillon:
Unheroic Labours #2

Unheroic Labours #2

HD 1080p, colour, sound, 11 min.
Mentor: choreographer Tedd Robinson.

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.

The work is a commission by the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes, and it was done during the COVID-19 spring lockdown.