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.
Cartune Xprez: 2009 DARK VOYAGE
a roadshow of animated videos from America.
This program of contemporary cartoons from North America celebrates the wilderness of imagination through motion pictures, projected through an inflatable backdrop of glowing crystals. The touring program will provide a rare opportunity to see videos by emerging artists as well as Internationally known artists whose collective resume includes collaborations with Frank Zappa and major exhibitions at the Whitney Biennial, the MOMA in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, and many other institutions across the world. In addition, Hooliganship will be doing a live performance of their newest cartoon theater.
Our world upside down, reinterpreted by a baffled mob of american artists.
(RUNNING TIME: 48:00)
MEET ME IN WICHITA (2006. 7:00)
SHAME FELLOW (2006. 2:00)
THE MOUNTAIN WHERE EVERYTHING IS UPSIDE DOWN (2008. 4:00)
UNTITLED PINK DOT (2007. 5:00)
THE COMIC THAT FRENCHES YOUR MIND (2008. 6:00)
SINGSONG (2006. 2:00)
BOOTY MELT (2008. 3:00)
WALK FOR WALK (2005. 10:00)
Peter Burr, Christopher Doulgeris, + Cassandra C Jones
SLOW DANCE RECYTTAL (2006. 8:00)
SATANDEATHSNAKETRAINAWESOME (2006. 1:00)
Live music, cartoons and video game worlds cross paths in a surreal adventure through a trash landscape. We watch a high-energy hoodie-clad boy musically and physically interact with the cartoon images on the screen behind him (including his own crudely animated doubles). Pure absurd rainbow bliss, Trash is a wacky journey into media oversaturation inspired by a hypnotic abundance of digital information.
CARTUNE XPREZ 2008 dvd from cartune xprez on Vimeo.
Avarus is a Finnish free music group since 2001. Through the years it has changed from a very loose collective to a band. Avarus sound varies from careful microtonal textures to relentless space rock jams dosed with humor and playfulness.
An audio visual journey with monsters, playable costumes and a little magic...