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.

Kontaining13: Traces
03 June, 2013 00:00 - 09 June, 2013 00:00
part of project: Kontaining13: Traces

Kontaining13: Traces takes place in a shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio, Helsinki, from the 3rd-9th of June 2013. Kontaining is produced by Ptarmigan ry in association with The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

This year each of the four Ptarmigan directors will be curating a section of the program according to their own artistic practice. Each artist comes from a different discipline and will produce their own artistic work and/or invite other artists from a variety of genres and backgrounds into the space. One day in the programme will be dedicated to a collaboration between the group in the space.

Kontaining is process-oriented, supports experimentation and encourages interactive and site-specific artwork and cross-media exchange. Each day there will be traces left for the next day’s activities taking into consideration the specific site of the container in Kamppi. The programme will include cross-pollination between diverse categories such as installation, performance, sound, music, screenings and participatory activities.


Schedule of Kontaining13: Traces (further details are on their way) 

Ma 3.6. Catalysti artist association open-house. Sivuvalo literature project discussion at 4pm.

Ti 4.6. Hannah Harkes and Sari T.M. Kivinen present a collective narrative through responsive artforms during the daytime and in the evening Rank Ensemble present a sound improvisation. 

Ke 5.6. Amal Laala & Karim Galenius: Save your pennies, I want change  

To 6.6. Marek Pluciennik video art

Pe 7.6. Alejandro Olarte: Sonic Workshop + Live Electronics Jam. 

La 8.6. James Andean & the Tuesday group

Su 9.6. Ptarmigan directors joint collaboration. Rebecca Clamp concert. Maa Ilmassa club presentation.

Image credits: (Avatar image)  ReSwing - Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu, at Kontaining 2012/ (Carousel image) Liina Kuitinen, performance action at Kontaining 2012