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.
The concept is built around the idea concerning everyday’s human condition. In the face of globalisation, the world is constantly bombaded by information – characterised by conflict, technology, marketing, etc and I’m using my art as a tool to help me investigate and analyse issues of perception and how globalisation affect people as they’re always influenced or forced to view the world in a particular manner.
Through interaction, I’m constantly searching for means to realise areas to trigger memories of loss or hope, of consistence or change, of nervousness of a city, of sharing, of a place. Memories embeded into social realms to connect to people and offer them an opportunity to yet reconnect to others and view the world around them in different ways.
At the same time, I’m trying to encourage the viewers to question the prevailing norms that define today’s world in which peoples’ lives and expectations are ever marooned by desires and the complexities of political or social illusions - resulting into fear of ownself, of others, of the unknown. Fear of history, of the future.
Image credit: 'dressing trees'-(new civilization) - body installation-red fabric, red string, trees- Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Ars11