Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform 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/at Ptarmigan during these years.

Jaana Kokko and Marko Timlin (FI)
23 August, 2014 - 24 September, 2014

Jaana Kokko is a Helsinki based visual artist with a background in arts and economics. She works primarily with video, but also in the fields of photography, text and drawing. Her works revolve around the subjects of language, representation and alienation. In her practice Kokko is interested in polylog, showing through dialog how our world consists of different individuals and their interpretations of reality in their historical context. Since 20111 Kokko is working on her practice-based dissertation in political and social arts.

Marko Timlin is a sound artist, composer and performer. He lives and works as a freelance artist in Helsinki, Finland. Timlin develops his own electronic and digital musical instruments that he plays live in concert. One of his main artistic interests is the conversion of light and body motion into sound. In recent years he has developed amongst others the sensor-based digital musical instrument Sensor-Sound-Machine, the Solenoid Orchestra and at the request of Finnish Artists´ Association Muu ry the Sound-Disk-Machine. Timlin’s music has been performed world-wide in galleries, museums and concert halls including performances in New York, Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Köln, Stockholm, Helsinki, Paris, London, Valencia and Nanchang. He also composes music and designs interactive sound installations and multichannel speaker setups for theatre plays.

His newest project “Bits and Pieces” will be based on the use 130 floppy disk drives. Although computer-controlled, its sound production will be entirely mechanical. This work will be presented in 2015 as a sound installation as well as a musical instrument for live performances.

Marko and Jaana's residency is part of the Axis of Praxis project with MoKS, supported by Kulturkontakt Nord.

Events featuring Jaana Kokko and Marko Timlin: