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music : performance : sound : concert
August 16, 2014 15:00


Longtime Ptarmigan friends Avarus, formed in Tampere (Finland) in 2001, finally visit our Tallinn side for a mini-festival of their expanded universe: Avarus themselves and their various side projects and off-shoots, all melting into electronic and acoustic weirdness.

Featuring live musical acts:

Avarus (Lars Mattila, Roope Eronen, Jukka Räisänen, Tero Niskanen, Arttu Partinen)

Jukat (Tero Niskanen + Jukka Räisänen)

Kemmer (Lars Mattila)

Nuslux (Roope Eronen) 

Arttu Partinen (Arttu Partinen)

+ Tallinn/Helsinki upstarts Third Approach (Kimmo Modig, Ted Parker, John W. Fail, Kaarel Künnap, Tuomas A. Laitinen)

and also a disco of some sort!

collaborative cinema making
August 15, 2014 - August 17, 2014

more info:

part of project: Done Lab
presented by Done Kino

If you are interested to shoot short films in Tallinn's Patarei Prison and experience an experimental version of collaborative cinematic improvisation event called Kino Kabaret, you should participate in the weekend Done Kino on 15 -17 August 2014. 

Done Kino is the first Kino Kabaret cell in Estonia established in 2013. Unlike other Kino events, each year it tackles a different topic, although the same principle: to dig up forgotten and pushed out of the consciousness by ignorance, laziness, procrastination, or fear, issues, and in its holly awkwardness, expose and transform them into the starting point for much more exciting scenarios. 

Its second edition takes place at Patarei which from 1840 served many functions in changeable historical times (sea-fortress, military barracks, Soviet and Estonian prison, dark tourism venue), reflecting the long and complex relationships between Estonia and Russia at different stages in their histories. Done Kino 2014 wants to add one more episode to this historical fate: collaboration between Estonian, Russian, and foreign filmmakers.

In order to participate all you have to do is: 
1) Right now: check to assure that it's all real.
2) Till 14 August 2014: register your participation in the form below. Don't forget to mention what is your preffered function, possible filmmaking equipment and availability.
3) On 15 August 14:00: come for the pitching meeting at Patarei where ideas for the film are presented and filming crews are created. BYOI (bring your own idea) or/and BYOD (bring your own device needed for shooting: camera, tripod, editing laptop, sound recorder, whatever). Wear not too fancy and rather warm clothes. If you are allergic to moist and fungus don't come or take your pills. 
4) 15 August 15:00 – 17 August 15:00: shoot, edit, export short films. In Patarei and wherever. Participate. Collaborate.
5) 17 August 16:00: watch all short films created in the last 48 hours. The screening takes place in one of the Patarei halls.

performance : from workshop
August 10, 2014 20:00

A public performance showcasing the output from the sense and experience workshop, led by Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa. This performance is free and starts at 19:00!

If you would like to participate in the workshop (and henceforth, this performance), please register here.

workshop : performance : mixed discipline
August 08, 2014 - August 10, 2014 12:00 - 18:00 each day
Featuring artist: Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa

sense and experience is a workshop for artists of all levels, professional and university, and disciplines including: performance art, movement, dance, improvisation, sound, and visual arts; who are interested in exploring solo and collaborative practices. This workshop proposes different approaches to body perceptions and relationships. Participants will explore their individual potential through various techniques of sensory perception, including heightening and omitting senses. We will experiment with improvisation and assessment of/response to; time, space, sound and their correlation with the human senses.The goal of this workshop is to expand personal performance/artistic palettes and working methods. 

sense and experience is based on the combined practices of Bilwa (a sound and movement artist originally from US) and Jasmin (a live action-based artist from Vienna), both coming from visual art backgrounds. Their collaboration explores the potentials and correlation of transformation, alteration, duration and ephemerality; and incorporates movement, sound, action, materials, objects, the body, improvisation, and composition. They have performed and/or led workshops in Vienna, Berlin, Tallinn, Oslo, Helsinki, and Istanbul.

schedule for each day:

  • 12:00-14:00
  • 14:00-15:00 lunch break, discussion
  • 15:00-18:00

What to bring/wear:

  • Bring one object to which you feel related. (emotionally, aesthetically, nostalgically, or otherwise)
  • Wear comfortable, warm clothes and shoes that are good for running/moving
  • Bring a book and pen or pencil for writing and drawing.

This workshop is supported by Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and the Austrian Embassy Tallinn. 

performance : art
August 06, 2014 17:00 - 20:00
untitled consists of a solo performer repeating a single continuous action. The artist pokes a series of holes into a transparent, plastic sheet, which is stretched across the space. For three hours, she focuses on both the physical and sonic elements of her action. Performer: Arai Mayumi (Japan/Austria).  
August 02, 2014 19:00 - 20:00
Featuring artist: Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa

collaboration is an ongoing series of performances, that address the physical relationship between two artists, while exploring the correlation between, and potentials of: 

  • proximity – distance, transformation – alteration, 
  • tempo – stillness, duration – ephemerality, 
  • and duality – unison.

Using limited materials, each performance focuses on simultaneous actions, and the point where these actions phase, oscillate, and/or conjoin. These actions are repetitive, consistent, clear, precise, thorough and definite. Without narrative, they leave the audience time to assess the actions and interpret or propose her/his own meaning, content and thoughts.

The remnants of these performances are intentional, and remain as visual art installations.

collaboration #14 is a new performance, to be developed by the duo while in residency in Tartu. The duration is one hour.

collaboration #14 is supported by Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and the Austrian Embassy Tallinn. 

walk : workshop : 3 days : journey
July 31, 2014 - August 01, 2014 Thursday 19:00-21:30, Friday 10:30-17:00
Featuring artist: Sara Evelyn-Brown & Meera Shakti Osborne

Human space workshop invites participants to collectively embark on a journey through Tallinn using an incorrect map. Together we will celebrate and document entries, exits and boundaries in our search for the edge of the landscape through a series of drawing, sound and movement led exercises. The workshop examines our physical relationship to different spacial environments and ways in which it might be documented and represented in an image, movement or sound.

The workshop is based on the combined interdisciplinary practices of Sara Evelyn-Brown and Meera Shakti Osborne, both scenographers from the UK with a visual artist background. Time, space, movement, sound, map making and journeying, are key themes within their collaborative work.

We like games and rules. Finding ways of creating work collectively, exploring winning and losing, embracing everything. The relationship between the body and the things that we make is also important and a central part of the process.

The workshop is open to all. It may be of specific interest to those working in disciplines including: scenography, performance, sound and visual art.

Schedule for each day- it is important for participants to take part in the walk in preparation for the Friday workshop.

Thursday 31st// Walk - 19.00-21.30

Friday 1st// Workshop- 10.30-17.00

What to bring/wear

1. Bring drawing materials and paper (we will also have spare materials)

2. Wear comfortable footwear & clothing that is good for moving

sound : art : presentation : discussion
July 25, 2014 15:00

Ptarmigan welcomes Mexican sound artist and composer Mario de Vega to give a presentation of his work, before the evening Sound Room X concert at Kultuurikatla Aed.  Mario's work questions the use of technologies of chaos and systems at risk of collapse. His sound goes beyond preconceptions about noise and silence. It offers a unique experience for the senses.

Mario will give a talk and presentation of his work, followed by an open forum for questions and discussion.