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.

sense and experience workshop
workshop : performance : mixed discipline
08 August, 2014 00:00 - 10 August, 2014 00:00 12:00 - 18:00 each day
Featuring artist: Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa

sense and experience is a workshop for artists of all levels, professional and university, and disciplines including: performance art, movement, dance, improvisation, sound, and visual arts; who are interested in exploring solo and collaborative practices. This workshop proposes different approaches to body perceptions and relationships. Participants will explore their individual potential through various techniques of sensory perception, including heightening and omitting senses. We will experiment with improvisation and assessment of/response to; time, space, sound and their correlation with the human senses.The goal of this workshop is to expand personal performance/artistic palettes and working methods. 

sense and experience is based on the combined practices of Bilwa (a sound and movement artist originally from US) and Jasmin (a live action-based artist from Vienna), both coming from visual art backgrounds. Their collaboration explores the potentials and correlation of transformation, alteration, duration and ephemerality; and incorporates movement, sound, action, materials, objects, the body, improvisation, and composition. They have performed and/or led workshops in Vienna, Berlin, Tallinn, Oslo, Helsinki, and Istanbul.

schedule for each day:

  • 12:00-14:00
  • 14:00-15:00 lunch break, discussion
  • 15:00-18:00

What to bring/wear:

  • Bring one object to which you feel related. (emotionally, aesthetically, nostalgically, or otherwise)
  • Wear comfortable, warm clothes and shoes that are good for running/moving
  • Bring a book and pen or pencil for writing and drawing.

This workshop is supported by Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and the Austrian Embassy Tallinn.