From 7-27th July 2012 Ptarmigan ry will be on residence at the Performance Center in Suvilahti.
Ptarmigan ry will use the summer residency as a way to develop the concept of perfhop. Perfhop is a recently formed performance club initiated as an open group that meets regularly to experiment with all kinds of ideas, actions, gestures, sounds and words that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance or live art. Above all perfhop explores how individual practices can be developed in shared spaces. Whilst there will be a core working group to direct the structure of the residency period there will be several sessions open for anyone interested to join to test out performance ideas in a supportive environment. Ptarmigan ry develop projects that exist outside of traditional realms and seek to create opportunities for adventurous and challenging scenarios.
The perfhop working group includes: Sari TM Kivinen, John W. Fail, Marek Pluciennik, Katariina Mylläri, Baaba Jakeh & Iivi Meltaus (+ more to be confirmed)
Perfhop is a group that meets regularly to experiment with all kinds of ideas, actions, gestures, sounds and words that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance or live art. Whilst there will be a core working group, to direct the structure of the residency period, there will be several drop-in sessions open to anyone interested to join and test out performance ideas in a supportive environment. There will also be 2 public discussion and performance events.
Lithuanian culture journal artpit interviews Ptarmigan organisers about our activities in 2011. Interview by Ilona Klimaitytė.
Kontaining is inviting applications for its two-week takeover of a shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio, Helsinki, from the 29th of May until the 10th of June 2012. Kontaining is produced by Ptarmigan ry in association with the Arts Council of Uusimaa.
We are looking for proposals that take into consideration the specific site of the container in Kamppi, in the categories of installation, performance and/ or participatory activities. Through an application process 8-10 artists will be invited to use the container for 24 hours (from 9am to 9am). In preparing a program from the applications, we will look at the possibility of artists from different disciplines collaborating on the same day if their works are suitably compatible.
The project is process-oriented, supports experimentation and is targeted at emerging to mid-career artists from a variety of genres and backgrounds, and encourages interactive and site-specific artwork and cross-media exchange. At the end of the two weeks, the project will host an Open Day which will invite all the participants to celebrate the developments and results of the week's events.
Kontaining will provide the selected artists the possibility to use the space for 24 hours, with access to electricity.
All other costs are to be covered by the applicant. You need to install and de-install + look after the space while your work is there.
1. Personal Information: name, nationality, contact details (address, email
and telephone number).
2. 200 word (max) project proposal
3. 1 page Bio/Curriculum Vitae
4. Visual artists: 5 digital images of work in JPEG formats (PC and Mac formats), resolution 1024 x 768.
Sound artists/musicians: links to three online work samples, or sample submission via yousendit or other suitable file-sharing service.
5. Inventory list of the work samples that includes: Title of work, date,
medium & explanation (if documentation of installation, performance etc.)
6. All 5 requirements should be sent in one email to
Applications must be received by April 30th, 2012. Late applications can not be reviewed. Selected artist will be notified by May 8th 2012.
For more information please contact
There will also be a curated film and moving image night, as well as a sound and music program.
Curated film and moving image night:
Contact Marek Pluciennik firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound and Music program:
Contact James Andean email@example.com
Submissions Deadline: 30th of April, 2012
Ptarmigan Helsinki's page on rhiz.eu.
Supermarket Art Fair
Ptarmigan exhibited at Supermarket Art Fair 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, 17-19 February 2012.