Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.
Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.
klo 20:30 - 23
Ptarmigan's Labyrinths and Rings series continues in August with Giles Bailey and Caleb Waldorf, presenting at Labyrinths and Rings on the 11th and both performing at Ptarmigan on the 12th.
Giles Bailey was born in York (UK) in 1981. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art, The Royal College of Art and is now enrolled in the Master of Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.
Working largely in performance his research is concerned with construction of text through collisions of sources. He explores the possibility of the script as a site for collaged material drawn from the various mediations of theatrical, literary or cinematic events. Through the re-articulation of a documentary image, close scrutiny of speculative moments in nascent cinema or positioning of biographical footnotes he proposes terms that address and problematise the roles of performer and audience.
He has recently produced issue 12 of Achim Lengerer’s discursive publishing platform Scriptings and contributed texts to the journal Gnommero and Stealing one Thought out of the Other by Matthias Meyer. He was a member of the independent music and art collectives Nuts and Seeds and Circus Circus and from 2006 - 2008 was on the committee of Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (UK).
Caleb Waldorf is an artist currently living in Los Angeles, California. Since 2008 he has served on the committee for The Public School, an open framework for pedagogy started in Los Angeles by Telic Arts Exchange. He is the Co-editor of an online journal for short-form writing and media work called Version. In 2007 he co-founded and is currently the Creative Director of the magazine Triple Canopy. Most recently, he has started a research collective called Third Rail. Caleb received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2007.
Gareth Hayes will again be DJing, delivering a set of psychedelic music while refreshments will be served.