Report from this month's Fake It Till You Make It workshop: On 4 June 2013, a group of individuals came together without prior knowledge of what they would do. The group foraged in the urban environment for nettles, collecting several kilograms, which they then experimented with to make several edible concoctions such as tea, beer, smoothies, and sweet-nettle-sushi. The experiments were followed by clean up and discussion time.
Thanks to Justin for another great session and thanks to Rehab, Ingrid, Taavi and Crystal for participating.
From 10-16 August this summer, Ptarmigan presents Done Kino, a collaboration between Kino Kabaret and our own Done Lab project. Done Kino is 99 hours of collaborative film/video production using previously existing, unfinished footage. There's space for twenty participants in the workshop, who will work in small groups to create short films in a fast-paced, camp-like environment. Beyond the workshop we have several public events, including the postponed Unfinished Screening #4 and screenings of the work in progress at 33-hour intervals.
If you are interested in participating in Done Lab, fill out our quick registration form now and we'll get in touch for more information. It's possible to participate in one, two or all three of the sessions and we're looking for a diverse group of moving image enthusiasts to work together.
This week, our Helsinki side is producing the Kontaining13:Traces event, taking place in a shipping container located in the Lasipalatsinaukio area of Helsinki City Centre. This year, each Ptarmigan Helsinki director is curating a section of the programme to follow their own artistic practice. The whole week is busy with different content, including a day hosted by the Association of Transcultural Artists in Finland, the collaborative text/narrative project 'collaborative fictions in realtime', a performance by Rank Ensemble, a workshop in language and disobedience, a live sound electronics jam, and the interdisicplinary improvisational performance group the Tuesday Group. All of this information can be found on the Helsinki side of our website.
On top of all this, we have four other activities in Tallinn - the first meeting of our listening group/seminar on the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (Monday); the return of Fake It Till You Make It (Tuesday); the first Tallinn-based Repair Cafe (a project of Trashlab via Pixelversity/Pixelache, Saturday afternoon); and our inaugural session of Strange Meetings Club (Saturday night/Sunday morning).
We'll be programming some new activities in Tallinn soon, such as Undo Lab (the parallel/inverse of Done Lab) and some text/language/writing projects. And as a reminder, both of our open calls for the residencies in Tallinn are still open - our two-month Tallinn residencies and the Axis of Praxis shared residency with MoKS.
Reason? Open Screen makes the biggest sense as an introductory event of Done Kino which will be happening at Ptarmigan between 10 and 16 August .
Done Kino is a sort of timed filmmaking lab based on Kino Kabaret concept where directors, actors, musicians and other cinematic artisans gather for several days sessions and create short films. Specifically in the case of Done Kino its participants have to treat as an inherent part of their film equipment already existing raw film material, sound tracks, scenarios etc. which should all mix, reshape, reinterpret among participating Kinoits.
More information will come soon. Nevertheless it already seems that you have a bit more time to make things done even in a more splendid way than ever before.