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.
103°52'74"N 103°70'41"WE will be performed on Oct. 2nd, 2011 in XL ART SPACE in Helsinki, Finland and Oct. 1st/Oct. 2nd, 2011 at Nuit Blanche/LEITMOTIF: Dioramas in Toronto ON, Canada by artists Tamara Platisa and Sasa Rajsic. Platisa & Rajsic will engage in a Skype conversation that had video and sound. They will project each other’s images on a blank wall and begin to paint one another’s portraits in black and white tempera until an external factor prevented them from continuing. Their brushstrokes will be determined by how much paint they have on their brushes. Once a stroke is completed, they will turn around and stand in front of the camera. The images that Platisa & Rajsic create are personal and a reflection of their physical location, movements on the projection and the quality of their Internet connections. In an exchange of lines on a wall they made the intangible, tangible.