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.

Clip Kino: Forest 2.0
28 July, 2010 00:00

klo 19 - 22

part of project: Clip Kino
presented by Clip Kino

Contrary to the diminishing biodiversity of nature in the forest, the imagery that portrays the forest has diversified while our media has digitalized. In our era of social networking sites ways of communicating forest related topics has changed as blogs, image and video services have begun to compete for the same lebensraum with traditional media.

Our new ways of interacting - with the forest, have become inseparable from the means of communicating - about the forest. If we are to have more ecologically sustainable relationships with forests which sort of communication and imagery should be preferred? And what are the invader-species that ought to be weeded out from the media landscape?

At the Forest 2.0 Clip Kino we'll examine the new forest imagery, which is spread via Internet and produced by surprising variety of parties. The evening is topped off by a video-jury; which will present awards to the best in the world and worst ever forest activist videos. If you'd like to supply a video-candidate for the video-jury, please send an email to


The event is organized by Center of Contemporary Art Pispala Hirvitalo