Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

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.



Ptarmigan (both Helsinki and Tallinn) will have be exhibiting at Supermarket 2012 in Stockholm this coming weekend (17-19 February).

If you're attending, you'll find out booth on the 5th floor in the centre. In addition to the regularly scheduled performances and talks at Supermarket, Ptarmigan will be hosting some mini-events in our booth:


Ola Ståhl - 'Black Box' :  16:00

BLACK BOX is a textual re-staging of pager messages intercepted in the US between 3am and 8.46am on September 11, 2001 and released publicly in 2009 by WikiLeaks. The text was first commissioned by Stockholm publishing press Valeveil in 2011 and has since been used as the basis for a series of performances using overhead projectors, tape recorders and live voice.



Sari TM Kivinen - 'Textual Opera/rations' :  13:00
Textual Opera/rations is a writing performance that takes place at a given site in order to generate manuscript material. Sari TM Kivinen in an artist working with text, theory, performance and video. Kivinen has previously performed Textual Opera/rations in Helsinki 2010 as a way of writing through multiple performance roles. Adapted to the location of the Ptarmigan booth in Supermarket Art Fair Textual Opera/rations will become a mediated document that reflects the given site as interpreted by Kivinen



Instant panel : 16:00
Instant panel is an open-form seminar and discussion dealing with issues relating to artist-run projects. The panel will hopefully assemble throughout the weekend and will address two topics: experimental pedagogy in the arts, and alternative funding strategies. The panel will be loose and open to anyone to contribute their ideas.


Supermarket is open: Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.

Kulturhuset is located in the city centre of Stockholm. 3rd and 5th floors. 

Ptarmigan's visit to Supermarket is supported by the Nordic Culture Point Mobility Programme.