Ptarmigan is now closed.

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.


Juan's Aeolian artifacts workshop was a fun few days of experimentation with electronics, kites, and other ways wind might be used to generate sound. Though the intervention aspect didn't work out (due to Tallinn's weather patterns delivering the first wind-free day in weeks, exactly the one time we needed it), an enthusiastic group of participants worked together in an environment that allowed them to try various fun + beautiful techniques.

The workshop concluded Juan's residency at Ptarmigan (which was supported by the KK Nord Nordic-Baltic mobility programme) and we enjoyed his presence immensely.

Juan has some video and further writing on his website, and is planning to return to Tallinn and lead a followup workshop this autumn (which will be open to everyone).