This is so inspiring Helen.
Upstage is such a crazily ambitious project - allowing social and artistic motivations to shape a collaboration platform. Absolutely love it!
I also love the way you use cyberformance to bridge people's actions online and in physical spaces in order to think, feel and act on climate change.

Thanks for the creative energy injection.


On Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 9:58 AM Helen Varley Jamieson <> wrote:

dear netbehaviourists,

as we come to the end of another weird and wonderful year, i would like to share with you the results of my current collaboration, Mobilise/Demobilise.

we have just released the video documentation from the festival in october, which also launched the rebuilt UpStage platform. the video has been edited by suzon fuks :) three cyberformances were presented at the festival: "go go go" by schaumbad - freies atelierhas graz; "reMove" by teater interakt (malmö, sweden) and "repose" by vicki smith & collaborators (aotearoa new zealand). the video also shows some of the research and development:

the new UpStage is now live and beautiful; in february we will restart open walkthroughs - online sessions for interested people to learn how to use the platform. more info:

the project has been a lot of fun so far and has attracted a really great team of collaborators, including a 50% female development team :) Mobilise/Demobilise continues throughout 2022, so there will be more opportunities to see the performances live; & UpStage is there for other artists to use for their own projects as well.

wishing you all a peaceful & healthy festive season!

h : )


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