Helen Varley Jamieson



What was your motivation to participate in the KHBi4?

the concept is interesting, & i always like to play with KloHäuschen when i can 🙂

In how far have the KloHäuschen and the Gartenlaube inspired your contribution to the biennial?

actually i have not yet met the Gartenlaube, so i can’t say that it’s inspired me, but from what i know of its friendship & collaboration with KloHäuschen i can imagine that it will be as interesting as KloHäuschen. & KloHäuschen inspires me every time we meet.

Is there something that you would like to learn from Ottobrunn?

yes, many things. i guess the first thing is, what does „brunn“ mean? and the second thing, how has KloHäuschen inspired Gartenlaube and vice versa?

What meaning to you ascribe to the parts of your work that are usually not shown?

usually the parts that are not shown are steps in the journey. sometimes they are dead-ends, more often they are interesting detours, other times they are necessary stops for refreshments or repairs. or they can be points of arrival that end up being less interesting than they appeared from a distance.

Helen Varley Jamieson

Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theater-maker and digital artist from New Zealand, based in Munich since 2010. She holds a Master of Arts (Research) from Queensland University of Technology (Australia), investigating her practice of cyberformance (live performance on the internet), and works as a freelance artist, researcher and cultural producer. In her artistic practice she explores themes including the impact of technology on our lives, environmental concerns, language, feminism and capitalism.