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.
July's Labyrinths and Rings brings us Patrick Farmer, a sound artist based in Oxford. Patrick will talk about his projects, present some of his work, and answer questions. As always we will have music and food. Please join us!
Patrick Farmer is an artist currently living in Oxford. Often highlighting discarded means Farmer attempts to make audible a supposed nothing of performance with prepared drums, acoustic turntable, electronics, or natural objects. Surrounding his practise is the image of field recording and the notion of how one reacts to be surrounded. He has performed at the National Galleriet in Stockholm, The Red Room in Baltimore, and the I.C.A. in London, performing with, amongst others, Ryu Hankil, Will Guthrie, Robert Curgenven, and Dominic Lash. Farmer has published recordings through such labels as Cathnor, Another Timbre, and Psykick Dancehall. He co-runs the Compost and Height label.