Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. This website exists as an archive of its activities during this time. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but some people involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary in Helsinki.
103°52'74"N 103°70'41"WE will be performed on Oct. 2nd, 2011 in XL ART SPACE in Helsinki, Finland and Oct. 1st/Oct. 2nd, 2011 at Nuit Blanche/LEITMOTIF: Dioramas in Toronto ON, Canada by artists Tamara Platisa and Sasa Rajsic. Platisa & Rajsic will engage in a Skype conversation that had video and sound. They will project each other’s images on a blank wall and begin to paint one another’s portraits in black and white tempera until an external factor prevented them from continuing. Their brushstrokes will be determined by how much paint they have on their brushes. Once a stroke is completed, they will turn around and stand in front of the camera. The images that Platisa & Rajsic create are personal and a reflection of their physical location, movements on the projection and the quality of their Internet connections. In an exchange of lines on a wall they made the intangible, tangible.