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.
We welcome you to the opening event for the Tallinn location of Ptarmigan!
Ptarmigan opens at our new Tallinn home, Toom-Kooli 13 in Toompea. We begin with a mixed programme of video, music and live art; the evening features performers and exhibitors representing both our new home in Tallinn and our initial base in Helsinki. We will also be showcasing output from the previous week's Radio Aporee workshop, hosted at Ptarmigan as part of the Tuned City festival.
FILM and VIDEO (approx. 100 minutes):
Invisible Forces 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) and combines film with 2D and film scratch animation, video and datamoshing.
Püha Tõnu kiusamine by Veiko Õunpuu:
Veiko Õunpuu is an Estonian writer, artist and film director. Sometime lecturer, this ex-carpet salesman (who never made a sale) has directed 1 short and 2 feature length films which have excited critics and left audiences enthralled, appalled and puzzled. He is now directing a play.
The Tale of Little Puppetboy by Johannes NyholmSin/New work by Juhani Koivumäki TBA by Lilli Carre Gylden Load by Hooliganship Life without Gabriella Ferri by Priit Pärn