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.
The project Translation is Dialogue (TID) will facilitate the introduction of the theories of translation. Arlene & Sari, workshop initiators, will offer a series of dynamic exercises; movement, verbal, visual, performative, linguistic and semiotic, to help understand the process of interpretation. The aim of the workshop is to create collaborative artistic outputs.
Arlene Tucker's art practice is inspired by the interaction between an artist or artwork and the viewer. She is interested in creating art and art installations that tell stories and that engage the viewer; that invite the viewer on stage to be a part of the storytelling or art creation process. http://arlene.edicypages.com/translation-is-dialogue
Sari TM Kivinen is an artist and cultural producer working with text, performance, video and people. Sari is born and bred in Brisbane, Australia and currently resides in Helsinki, Finland. Her creative investigations explore social roles, real and imagined histories and (auto)biography. www.saritmkivinen.blogspot.com
Photo credit: Digital painting by Nathan Lay 'Three Translations From Brain to JPEG'
Carousel photo credit: Still photo from Leyna Marika Papach's video 'the body is a'