Avatar Body Collision

Avatar Body Collision is a collaborative, globally distributed cyberformance troupe. We devise, rehearse and perform online using chat software that is cross-platform and free to download. Our live performances are sometimes purely online, and sometimes staged in a physical venue for a proximal audience, but always there are remote performers. "Everything happens in real time, nothing is pre-recorded."

Avatar Body Collision / Helen Varley Jamieson

The four members of Avatar Body Collision are Karla Ptacek, Leena Saarinen, Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson. We have been experimenting at the interface of theatre and the internet since 2002, and individually developing our art practices previous to that. In 2003 we began to develop UpStage, an open source web-based venue for cyberformance. We live (mostly) in London, Helsinki, Aotearoa/New Zealand and cyberspace.