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Events : June 05, 2012

May 28, 2012 - June 10, 2012 various times
part of project: Kontaining

A two-week takeover of a shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio, Helsinki, from the 28th of May until the 10th of June 2012. Kontaining is produced by Ptarmigan ry in association with the Arts Council of Uusimaa. Kontaining will host projects by artists that consider the specific site of the container in Kamppi, in the categories of installation, performance and/ or participatory activities. The project is process-oriented, supports experimentation and encourages interactive and site-specific artwork and cross-media exchange.

The Ptarmigan team developing Kontaining is: Amal Laala, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik and Sari Kivinen.

Ptarmigan programme at Kontaining

28.05 Whose* Issues Creative Sustainability students of Aalto University

29.05  Performance programme
Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t: Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek
Service At The Kontainer (See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil):
Baaba Jakeh
Cagevent: Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn’t: Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek
perfhop (in BarCamp style - all are welcome to come at start of the event to put your name on a list to participate)
Cherry Love Part I: Tattooing

30.05 process performance
Sari TM Kivinen (& guests) 'Drop-in' performers are welcome...
Install begins of Sound of Mäkelänkatu by Hermanni Saarinen

Sound of Mäkelänkatu –installation
Hermanni Saarinen

Marek Pluciennik 24hour event

02.06 Workshop, sound and music programme
10am -1pm
Hacklab workshop (tbc)
1pm - 7pm
Acousmatica IV: Acousmatica Kontained
An afternoon of acousmatic music, in the intimate setting of the Kontainer, including works both local and international, both fresh and classic...
Kontainer (Re)Sounding
Sound and music performances by Carmelo Nesci, Alejandro Olarte, Solmund Nystabakk, Saara Rautio, James Andean, Sound&Motion, and others

Moving image minifestival by Marek Pluciennik (times to be confirmed)

reSwing - installation
Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu

Vrouw Maria – 24 hours exhibition in process
Hannah Harkes  

Leri, Oggi Doman - photographic exhibition
Jari Heinonen
"Degradé - open rehearsal"
Anna Rouhu & Guadalupe López-Íñiguez

unKontained Translations – interactive installation with workshops and performances (times to be announced)
Arlene Tucker

Pluciè & Des Andes (James Andean & Marek Pluciennik performance)

Mapping culture workshop (artHOP) with Christine Langinauer & Sari TM Kivinen
2pm- late
P o P _ X

Liina Kuitinen (times to be confirmed)

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process exhibition
June 05, 2012 klo 09:00-09:00
part of project: Kontaining

The Vrouw Maria was a merchant ship which sank 241 years ago in the outer archipelago of the municipality of Nagu, Finland. Amongst the ship's cargo - which also included coffee beans, sugar, fabric and dyes - were an estimated twenty one artworks, belonging to Catherine the Great. To commemorate the 241st anniversary of the sinking of the Vrouw Maria, Hannah Harkes will recreate these twenty one artworks during her 24 hour takeover of the shipping container, using only the titles of the works as starting points. The space will function as an open studio and gallery from 9am to 9am, inviting the public to influence the content of the recreated works and to view their progression. Willing passersby may also play the muse, and model for studies of the various characters and scenes present in the works. Costume and props will be provided. Coffee will be served throughout the 24 hour period, in fearful reverence of the coffee beans that clogged the ship's pump and brought about its demise on that fateful day in 1771 - and to aid in the continued, restless art making.

Hannah Harkes, b.1989, graduated in 2011 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Printmaking from Gray's School of Art, Scotland. Awarded the Polymer Culture Factory AIR Fellowship, she spent 6 months living in Tallinn, Estonia, where she exhibited new work at the Polymer Kultuuritehas Festival and at Global Container XIX. Whilst in Tallinn, she also collaborated with Hardcore Metaphor on a theatrical breakfast event and had her first solo show, A Series of Drawings Relating to the Restoration Process, at Tiib Gallery. She returned to Britain to exhibit in London for the launch of The Catlin Guide 2012, in which she was selected as one of 40 'promising new UK graduates'. Also selected for RSA New Contemporaries 2012, she created new work daily onsite at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, functioning as a performative/interactive element of her drawing based installation, Fragments of an Arbitrary Dictionary of the Practical English Language. Her work is included in New Prints Summer/2012, showing from the 24th of May 2012 at the International Print Centre New York.

open lab : club : workgroup
June 05, 2012 18:30

This Tuesday, Ptarmigan will be open for Elektron Club. Elektron Club is an open working group for makers, hackers, and people interested in experimenting with electronics. From 18:30 -  21:30 doors will be open as a meeting place and lab. Feel free to bring any sort of projects you are working on that you would like to demonstrate, share, or get help with. If you are interested in open-source software, physical computing, or anything similar, please come and participate. Elektron Club will meet regularly and hopefully be a breeding ground for future creative collaboration.

This is not workshop or structured programme, but rather an open forum for social, creative collaboration.