During May and June 2012 Ptarmigan orchestrated a two week programme at the art container in the middle of Helsinki in collaboration with the Arts Council of Uusimaa. We have recently compiled a pdf document and a video detailing the events that took place. The Ptarmigan team developing Kontaining was: Amal Laala, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik and Sari tm Kivinen. The artists who participated in Kontaining were: Creative Sustainability students of Aalto University, Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi, Paul Zmolek, Baaba Jakeh, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik, Sari tm Kivinen, Johnny Amore, Hermanni Saarinen, Carlos Llavata, Helsinki Hack- lab, Laura Uusitalo, Christine Langinauer, Otzir Godot, Beniamino Borghi, Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski, Gaile Griciute, Kirstine Lindemann, Libero Mureddu, Carmelo Nesci, Alejandro Olarte, Linda Priha, Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu, Hannah Harkes, Anna Rouhu & Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, P o P _ X & the Nasty Power Bitch, Arlene Tucker, Sari Toivola, Nate Williams, Marko Juhani Roininen, Eero Savela, Il- mari Heikinheimo, Julius Heikkilä, Nicolas Rehn, Madis Katz, Giorgio Convertito, Antonio Alemanno Konkra, Jari Heinonen, FILMVERKSTADEN, and Liina Kuittinen.
click HERE to see the pdf document of kontaining
click HERE to watch the video
"Our Cuisine=Our Stories" is a Ptarmigan participatory project facilitated by Amal Laala & Sari Kivinen, in which nine women from diverse cultural and occupational backgrounds living in Helsinki met weekly at Stoa cultural centre during April-May 2012. On Saturday 23.3 the publication of the project was launched alongside a group performance of an interactive cross-cultural food demonstration. The launch and performance was part of the event IRVi - an experimental live arts event hosted by Willem Wilhelmus and presented artists in different fields of experimental arts facing themes of the week against racism at Stoa Cultural Centre. Other artists included: Jimi Tenor & Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa, Baaba Jakeh Chande, and Tomasz Szrama.
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. Timetable of the residency period will be announced soon.