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.

Dimanche Rouge festival warm up event
Performance Festival
15 October, 2013 00:00 18:00-21:00
Featuring artist: Karl Larsson
part of project: Guesting

Join us for a warm up event for the festival Dimanche Rouge Estonia-Finland-France!

The programme of the evening will include video projects produced by Artists' Association MUU - Performance Voyage 3 and Performance Portfolio 2013. The night will also include artist talks and performance actions coordinated by Sari Kivinen (Ptarmigan ry) with artists Janet Meaney (Australia), Raul Rajangu (Estonia), Sandra Jogeva (Estonia), Nicole Rechsteiner (Switzerland), and Karl Larsson (Sweden).

PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 3 presents video performances by 12 artists and collectives. The compilation was selected from among works submitted in response to an open international call for artists. The members of the jury were artist Helinä Hukkataival, Timo Soppela and exhibition coordinator Marketta Tuomainen (Artists’ Association of Finland). Performance Voyage 3 artists are Annette Arlander (Finland), Filippo Berta (Italy), Trine Hylander Friis (Norway), Essi Kausalainen (Finland), Mikey McParlane & Michael Mallis (USA), Maria Nikiforaki (Greece), Anna Nykyri (Finland), Andreas Pashias (Cyprus), Dana Sederowsky (Sweden), Surya Tüchler (Germany), Tracy Valcarcel (Canada) and Eero Yli-Vakkuri (Finland).

In PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO 2013 project, MUU has produced DVD portfolios for five artists in two languages, Finnish and English. In addition to presentation of the artist’s output, the DVDs also include a video interview and a generous selection of visual material and texts. A DVD-ROM folder also contains downloadable files. The DVD portfolios are available for institutions, curators and festivals, and they have been presented in 2013 at an art fair (Stockholm), a gallery (Tromsø, Norway) and a screening (Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma). The artists featured in the portfolios are Anja Helminen, Helinä Hukkataival, Varpu Lukka, Hannele Romppanen and Taina Valkonen.

PTARMIGAN is a project space that has been operating in Helsinki since July 2009. In the spring of 2011, a second location was opened in the Toompea district of Tallinn's old town. Ptarmigan exists to provide a space for various creative projects, with an emphasis on participatory practices. Things that happen at Ptarmigan might include (but are not limited to) art, sound, film, video, performance and discussion. Ptarmigan creates unique environments, support collaborative practices and focus specifically on international mobility and unusual educational forms.

DIMANCHE ROUGE is a Paris-based association dedicated to the promotion of experimental and live art. Dimanche Rouge festival will be held in Estonia, Finland and France 17-20 October 2013. Organized by Dimanche Rouge in partnership with associations Ptarmigan ry, Art Container / Culture Factory Polymer and Le Generateur / Frasq, the program will feature experimental performances in disciplines including performance art, audiovisual, multimedia, dance and sound art.

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Event photo credit: Helinä Hukkataival: Silvergray, performance, 2013. Photographer: Silja Urho. Courtesy of MUU.

Photo credit on Ptarmigan front page: Dana Sederowsky: Hasselblad Announcements, video, 2010. Courtesy of MUU.