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.
This months Ptarmigan GFYP culture variety evening (29.10 - 20:00) will be on the subject of 'miniatures'. Come and visit us to enjoy and experience all manner of small things. From small yet strong drinks to pocket sized cameras, from minute films to electronic music made with tiny buttons, we have it all at Tallinn's guaranteed* premiere and only media and performance culture variety party evening.
Layered Shot Workshop
Ever wondered how to make tiny layered drinks? After his overwhelmingly successful cocktail class at Septembers GFYP, Lewis McGuffie will begin the evening with a short informal class on how to make layered shots with a variety of liquors and spirits. Each person who takes part will get a free layered shot of their choice to enjoy!
Matchbox Camera Artists Talk
UK/EE artist Daniel Allen will present some of the photography taken by the participants in his upcoming matchbox camera workshop. Daniel will have taught a group of intrepid experimental photographers how to make their own pocket-sized cameras from simple household items and their work will be on show for all.
It's a small festival of tiny compositions of sound and image.
Maximum minute long clips of something. Already in the beginning about to end. A minute minute of intense giving -
composed unit or loose associations,
just a small sting, pain will be over in a moment.
But impact, impact can be eternal.
And if not, it's over already.
Big sound with small buttons. A musical exposition by Tallinn's one and only Vil Lem. A man of few words and many talents, Vil Lem will perform his unique brand of tiny impulses on microchips made into all-embracing loud electronica and absorbing images. And all developed specially for our evening.
special musical guest
A special surprise musical guest will play in the Ptarmigan bar after the performances.
Come, come, all welcome!