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.
Prospecting is part of the project, Unbecoming escape, and will take place outside of M bar in Helsinki. The audience is invited to take a seat in the bar and look out the window to watch the action take place.
Prospecting enacts an impossible digging of compromised labour. It's not clear what she's escaping from or to. It's a slippery existence between desperation, ambivalence and finding a way of movement within structures.
Gemma Tweedie's current ongoing project, Unbecoming escape, explores notions of escape from lived economies and myths of romanticisation.
Gemma Tweedie combines video-performance and project based work along with text and photography in her visual arts practice. Past work has engaged with our attempts at common understanding and explored intersecting roles of instruction, suggestion and participation.