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.

GgggggggggFffffffffrrrrrrrrYyyyyyyymmmmPppppzzzzz Slumber Party
variety : performance : video : minimal : slumber
04 May, 2012 00:00 23:59 - sunrise
part of project: GFYP

The Ptarmigan monthly series GFYP returns with an all-night focus on somber, quiet, low-key variety. Please bring your pajamas, pillow, and sleeping bag and spend the night with us!


  • Coming Soon, a short film by Laurence Boyce (UK/EST), presented by him.
  • Vertically Down : Sauna Stories by Kimbal Bumstead (UK): An overland performance journey about walking, waiting, hitch-hiking and sauna. Kimbal is in the process of hitch-hiking a triangle to the edges of Europe and recording the stories of the people he meets along the way – on the road and in the Sauna. Vertically Down is part 3 of a journey that started in Athens in June 2011, which took Kimbal Diagonally Backwards to London, then from Amsterdam Diagonally Upwards to Nordkapp, Norway and now Vertically Down to Skopje, Macedonia. Both hitch-hiking and sauna are intimate and temporary experiences that lead people to become surprisingly honest and Kimbal will share some stories (anonymously) about this journey as a work-in-progress performance-lecture.
  • 'Counting Sheep' - a very late and very informal presentation of field-recordings from the British Wool Industry by Felicity Ford (UK). Felicity's visit to Tallinn is supported by the British Council Estonia and MoKS.
  • Performance by Eva Vevere and Laura Prikule (LAT)

Music, throughout the night, in various rooms, from:

  • DJ Vexations: drone, 20th century minimalist composition, deep listening music and other off-kilter ambience 
  • Live minimal/drone/ambient music by a rotating collective of musicians, including Vil Lem, Murmer, and Oakwhistle. Want to join? Contact us!

Doors will open before midnight and the event will go until the sun rises! You are welcome, in fact, encouraged to fall asleep. In the morning we can attempt an impromptu social dreaming matrix!