When I started writing this post two weeks ago, it was a perfect autumn day, blue sky and mild, still air. The trees were resplendentRead More
Author: helen varley jamieson
Recently I travelled from one side of the world to the other. This is something I, and many other people, have grown accustomed to beRead More
My work is currently featured in two exhibitions – although neither is quite the usual kind of exhibit …
Spending time in my home town is always something of a journey back in time. I reminisce with old friends and and get nostalgic overRead More
While the world is in a state of necessary upheaval, I find myself in an oddly still place. New Zealand’s lockdown has ended, but I’mRead More
The pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the massive inequalities on which the “old normal” world was built on, and given us privileged people a taste of what has long been the reality for far too many people all over the world. We cannot scream about our rights to move and consume when that lifestyle is based on so many others being denied those same rights.
Last year, UpStage participated in “Letters to the Earth” – organised by theatre people in the UK, in response to the climate emergency. The publicRead More
Furtherfield, my favourite online community, has started a new podcast, “News from where we are”,iInspired by reports from members of the Netbehaviour email list located around the world. I’m delighted to be included in the first episode, which was published on Friday 10 April.
Chickens, cyberformance and the pandemic: Helen reflects on how her “sabbatical” is turning out to be very different to what she had expected.
February was a month of farewells – and it semms to be continuing into March, with today’s sad news of Jeanette Fitzsimon‘s sudden death yesterdayRead More