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.

Anla Courtis, Topias Tiheäsalo, Maniacs Dream
film + music : experimental
07 tammikuu 2010 00:00

Klo 21:00.

also check out Alan's improvisation workshop during the afternoon!

presented by Mental Alaska

Anla Courtis (ARG)

performing along with the films:


This film contains images produced in Argentina in 1920’s. It compiles archive stuff and documentary takes that were shot in 35mm during that decade in Buenos Aires and other Argentine locations.

Most of this stuff has not been screened in public for many years and it has
an important documental and filmic value. Originally these movies were
exhibited along with live music. In this program the sound will come from a
live music performance oriented to experimental drone and abstract noise.

The compilation includes the following short shootings:

Noticiero cinematográfico “Actualidades Max Glücksmann” (1925-27)
“Sociedad Rural Argentina” –fragment-,  Arata-Pardo (1925)
“Buenos Aires”, posibly de Federico Valle, 1924-5
“A los toros”, Max Glücksmann 1928  
“Diario La Lacion”   Federico Valle    1925

Historic Research: Andrés Levinson
Selection: Andrés Levinson-Alan Courtis
Edition: Yaré. Sergio Subero
Live Music by Alan Courtis
Duration: 48 minutes (aprox.)
Buenos Aires, 2006.




Topias Tiheäsalo


Maniacs Dream