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.

Labyrinths and Rings: Gemma Tweedie (NZ) & Carmen W. Wong (US)
art talks: discussion: sharing
22 October, 2011 00:00 15:00 sharp
part of project: Labyrinths and Rings

In the next installment of Labyrinths and Rings Gemma Tweedie will present aspects of her past work and show a very short new video work  and Carmen W. Wong will discuss her project 'TACTILE DINNER.'


 Gemma Tweedie combines video-performance and project based work along with text and photography in her visual arts practice. Past work has engaged with our attempts at common understanding and explored intersecting roles of instruction, suggestion and participation.


 Carmen C. Wong is the artistic director of DC-based banished? productions, an avant-pop collective that produces playful immersive art performances. She is currently visiting Helsinki and Europe on a Theatre Communications Group Global Connections Program travel grant. Her research includes producing a culturally-relevant version of the Futurist-inspired “TACTILE DINNER”, a hybrid food-in-performance project that aims to inject thoughtful play into the act of eating and re-frame the meaning of consumption. The travel grant will also allow her to return to Berlin, where she first got her start in interdisciplinary performance working on Constanza Macras’ & Dorky Park’s “Back to the Present” in 2003.


The current exhibition at XL art space is: Heidi Gullberg: Huoneeni / Mitt rum


Photo credit: TACTILE DINNER  jessica seo photography