Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

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.

Kontaining13: Traces
E, 03. juuni 2013, 00:00:00 +0000 - P, 09. juuni 2013, 00:00:00 +0000
osa projektist: Kontaining13: Traces

Kontaining13: Traces takes place in a shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio, Helsinki, from the 3rd-9th of June 2013. Kontaining is produced by Ptarmigan ry in association with The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

This year each of the four Ptarmigan directors will be curating a section of the program according to their own artistic practice. Each artist comes from a different discipline and will produce their own artistic work and/or invite other artists from a variety of genres and backgrounds into the space. One day in the programme will be dedicated to a collaboration between the group in the space.

Kontaining is process-oriented, supports experimentation and encourages interactive and site-specific artwork and cross-media exchange. Each day there will be traces left for the next day’s activities taking into consideration the specific site of the container in Kamppi. The programme will include cross-pollination between diverse categories such as installation, performance, sound, music, screenings and participatory activities.


Schedule of Kontaining13: Traces (further details are on their way) 

Ma 3.6. Catalysti artist association open-house. Sivuvalo literature project discussion at 4pm.

Ti 4.6. Hannah Harkes and Sari T.M. Kivinen present a collective narrative through responsive artforms during the daytime and in the evening Rank Ensemble present a sound improvisation. 

Ke 5.6. Amal Laala & Karim Galenius: Save your pennies, I want change  

To 6.6. Marek Pluciennik video art

Pe 7.6. Alejandro Olarte: Sonic Workshop + Live Electronics Jam. 

La 8.6. James Andean & the Tuesday group

Su 9.6. Ptarmigan directors joint collaboration. Rebecca Clamp concert. Maa Ilmassa club presentation.

Image credits: (Avatar image)  ReSwing - Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu, at Kontaining 2012/ (Carousel image) Liina Kuitinen, performance action at Kontaining 2012