From 7-27th July 2012 Ptarmigan will be on residence at the Performance Center in Suvilahti.
Ptarmigan will use the summer residency as a way to develop the concept of perfhop. Perfhop aims to encourage sharing between a variety of performance and experimental approaches.
Since January 2012 perfhop has existed as an experimental space to explore all kinds of ideas, actions, gestures, sounds and words that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance or live art. Above all, perfhop explores how individual practices can be developed in shared space. Ptarmigan develop projects that exist outside of traditional realms and seek to create opportunities for adventurous and challenging scenarios.
Saturday 7th July 16:00-18:00 - introduction and brainstorm session
Sunday 8th July 14:00-18:00 - Tools To Translate: TID workshop with Arlene Tucker & Sari TM Kivinen
Saturday 14th July - Workshop facilitated by John W. Fail
Saturday 21st July 18:00-21:00 -- performance evening
Thursday 26th July 18:00-21:00 - performance evening and wrap up
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'