August 2013 at Ptarmigan

posted: July 31, 2013 07:13

In August we're pleased to host Done Kino, the first Kino Kabaret event in Estonia. At Done Kino, participants will create collaborative film/video projects built from previously shot, unfinished material which they will bring. The workshop is set up as a 99-hour event, in three 33-hour sessions, with a public screening after each session. There's still a bit of space left on the participant roster if you want to join, and the screenings (and opening event) are free to the public.

Also in August, our current artist-in-residence, Juan Carlos Duarte Regino, will lead a three day workshop built around his Pulsar Kite project, looking at the use of wind-based instruments in sound art and public intervention. There's a bit of physical computing/Arduino involved as well as lots of kite-flying.

Justin Tyler Tate, Patrick McGinley and myself have been dreaming about turning Ptarmigan into a restaurant for one night, where we will serve up some of the most bizarre creations born from our shared interest in "food perversion". We are still planning this and will announce the exact date soon, but it should be during the final week of August.


Serious Introspection
with John W. Fail was a live show in Helsinki, Finland from 2015-2016. Each week, John along with hype man Justin Tyler Tate, interviewed people about their creative process and tried to deliver a direct, communicative experience about art and performance. We tried our best to entertain. You know, we did eight shows in the first season and it was pretty time-consuming, but we were excited to come back for more in 2016. The show took place at Mad House Helsinki's Ihana Baari, and was free to attend. We've made videos available from all episodes of the show here for you to watch. The videos aren't always perfect and the audio even less so, but we hope you still enjoy them. We also will occasionally post audio podcasts when we get the time to go more in-depth with people, outside of the public show. The show is indefinitely on hiatus as Justin moved away and other projects took over. But wait, there's more! The for-profit arm of Serious Introspection is called SI Services and we're up for anything, really! We will come to your event and offer our services for hosting, hyping and media specialisation (live tweeting) for a variable fee. We are still available to be booked for parties, wedding, bar mitzvahs and other events. If you'd like to find out more about Serious Introspection, you can start by watching these episodes and seeing if it's your cup of tea. We have made the show available as a podcast via iTunes and Stitcher. We have a Facebook page which we use to post info about the upcoming shows and videos as they are released. The hashtag #SeriousIntrospection contains the running stream of live tweets from our media specialist Ernest Truely (and anyone else who might contribute). So yeah, that's it, pretty much. We're trying to keep this page simple, if for no other reason than our cup runneth over with websites already. We will announce future events and SI-related matters here so feel free to check back any time.