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.
Ptarmigan returns in 2011 with the premiere of Näkymättömia Voimia :: Invisible Forces, a short film by Juliacks.
Näkymättömiä Voimia :: Invisible Forces is a Finnish+American short narrative experimental art film portraying the relationship between a character's internal psychological and external physical world. As the story goes, Rody Plane is a young woman who has been pushed around by her caustic environment. She deals with this by retreating into a dissociative inner fugue, letting the invisible forces take control. Ultimately, Rody must take action. Will she be subsumed by the insanity within and without?
The film stars Tero Jartti (Mr. Vertigo), Jone Takamäki, and Emilia Lagk (Dinosauruxia.)
Also screening will be short films by Jari Vaara, Riikka Kuoppala, Amy Johnson, Peter Larsson, Hanna Marno, Emilia Lagk and Leena Vahelainen. Later in the evening will be an afterevent at Oksasenkatu 11.