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.
The concept is built around the idea concerning everyday’s human condition. In the face of globalisation, the world is constantly bombaded by information – characterised by conflict, technology, marketing, etc and I’m using my art as a tool to help me investigate and analyse issues of perception and how globalisation affect people as they’re always influenced or forced to view the world in a particular manner.
Through interaction, I’m constantly searching for means to realise areas to trigger memories of loss or hope, of consistence or change, of nervousness of a city, of sharing, of a place. Memories embeded into social realms to connect to people and offer them an opportunity to yet reconnect to others and view the world around them in different ways.
At the same time, I’m trying to encourage the viewers to question the prevailing norms that define today’s world in which peoples’ lives and expectations are ever marooned by desires and the complexities of political or social illusions - resulting into fear of ownself, of others, of the unknown. Fear of history, of the future.
Image credit: 'dressing trees'-(new civilization) - body installation-red fabric, red string, trees- Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Ars11