Hosting and spatial setting for the online streaming performances featuring in real-time Helen Varley Jamieson and Paula Crutchlow with their project Make-Shift in private environments re-imaginating private actions of domestic lives as multiple interconnections with global consequences

performance helen varley jamieson / paula crutchlow

public relations | coordination vienna alexandra reill
production make-shift may 05, 2012
blind ditch in cooperation with arnolfini – centre for contemporary arts | kanonmedia | kopfbahnhof bad gleichenberg | kunst ost april festival | schaumbad – freies atelierhaus graz / bristol / uk | bad gleichenberg | vienna / a / 2012

Make-Shift real-time screenings / performances 05-05-2012 at

— alexandra reill’s home / vie / a / 12
— kopfbahnhof / bad gleichenberg / a / 12
— steve and pete’s home / bristol / uk / 12
— arnolfini – centre for contemporary arts / bristol / uk / 12

Make-Shift 05-05-2012 featured by

— esel / vie / a / 12
— blind ditch / devon / uk / 12
— theatre bristol / bristol / uk / 12

Originally trained in dance, Paula Crutchlow has been making live events as a co-devisor and director with performers, visual artists and technologists in the UK and internationally since 1996. As a founder member of Blind Ditch she has been a co-visioner, director, workshop facilitator, producer and occasional performer with the group. She is also currently Creative Adviser for Adverse Camber directing collaborations between some of the UK’s leading storytellers and international musicians. She has an MA in Devised Theatre from Dartington College of Arts where she was an associate lecturer in Theatre 2001-10. Paula is currently an ESRC funded PhD researcher in Critical Human Geography at University of Exeter investigating relationships between art activism and digital media.

Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre-maker and digital artist. She is a founding member of the globally dispersed cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision and one of the coordinators of UpStage, a platform for cyberformance. A diverse career has led to her experimental arts practice in the use of the internet as a site for live performance, specifically in bringing remote performers together in live theatrical events. She calls this new art form cyberformance. Helen created her first web page in 1994, and has worked professionally in the internet industry since 1997 doing web site construction and maintenance, web copywriting, consultation and project management, for clients from large corporations to individual artists.

text source blind ditch, 2012 / 2020

Make-Shift is a Blind Ditch project originally commissioned by Beaford Arts and supported by UpStage online performance platform.