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Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

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.

Escape plan  2011
Prospecting: a brief situational performance by Gemma Tweedie
performance: experience
23 October, 2011 00:00 01:00 am ( Saturday late night or Sunday early morning)

Prospecting is part of the project, Unbecoming escape, and will take place outside of M bar in Helsinki. The audience is invited to take a seat in the bar and look out the window to watch the action take place. 

Prospecting enacts an impossible digging of compromised labour. It's not clear what she's escaping from or to. It's a slippery existence between desperation, ambivalence and finding a way of movement within structures.

 

Gemma Tweedie's current ongoing project, Unbecoming escape, explores notions of escape from lived economies and myths of romanticisation. 

Gemma Tweedie combines video-performance and project based work along with text and photography in her visual arts practice. Past work has engaged with our attempts at common understanding and explored intersecting roles of instruction, suggestion and participation.