Artist Documentation

DigiDic – When the net was still young …

On Thursday 26 January 2023, Eva Ursprung along with Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson gave a performance-lecture “Cyberformance on UpStage” online and in St. Pölten (Austria), as part pf the DigiDic programme organised by the Institute for Media Archeology.

DigiDicDigidic is a critical and artistic examination of the digital world, through an exhibition at the Stadtmuseum in St Pölten, a symposium, and a programme of supporting events. Under the title “When the Net was still Young: And what about the Future?” a series of lecture-performances will recall the early utopias of the internet, analyse the status quo and spin into the future.

“Cyberformance in UpStage” told the story of how UpStage came to be, beginning with the meeting in 2001 of the four women who became the globally dispersed cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision and coming all the way through two decades to the present day, with Mobilise/Demobilise and the “mobilisation” of the UpStage software.