net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Dictionary – Stress Exhibited

From October 2 to 12, 2014

Dictionary – Stress, Digital file .jpg, digital frame, 2014 presented by CCC (Copy Copains Club) in the Fondation Vasarely in Aix en Provence. CCC is a friends’ club, copying each other.

Gamerz-Festival #10

Dictionary – Stress, Fichier numérique .jpg, cadre numérique, 2014  Based on Dictionary – Pain (2000–2003), original art work by Mladen Stilinović. In Dictionary-Pain, Mladen Stilinović erases all definitions in the English dictionary and replaces them by the word Pain. Based on the low-def image of the first page found on the web, Annie Abrahams takes this action over and adds her own words.

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Faites quelque chose ! – Performance

Samedi 24 MAI 20h
Festival LadyBug, Le Lavoir Public

Faites quelque chose!
Performance avec le public de Annie Abrahams.
Rien ne se passera si vous ne faîtes rien!
Assistance Maëva Croissant.
Avec un extrait de “Conceiving Ada” de Lynn Hershman Leeson.
Et dans le rôle du surveillant.
Autres rôles : gardien(ne) du temps, capteur d’images, chroniqueuse, dataspécialiste/portraitiste du public, surveillant, contrôleureuse de bonne volonté, enregistreureuse son, observateurs concerné(e)s.

le protocole de la performance : .pdf
le texte sur Ada Lovelace à lire devant un micro .pdf
4 pages des compliments pour le public, pour l’autre .pdf
texte toucher à lire si …. .pdf

34 dessins, images, photos (faites par Sonia Paço-Rocchia) sur flickr

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estranger /// e-stranger

hommes traduits – the silent period – minor litterature – bastard language – the postmonolingual – mother and father tongues – een vreemde in eigen land – harder and more fragile – Elternloos / Stiefmoedertaal – all nomads, being a stranger is the status quo – the broken one


PostMono, research, collage, bricolage, assemblage  From estranger to e-stranger? Maybe a book, 54 posts now.

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168h non-stop Réconfort Infini

Photo in January 2013 with David Lavaysse in front of the recording studio of Montpellier’s local alternatif  radio station Eko des Garrigues where we had just done an interview on his 1 min sound piece Réconfort infini (Eternal reassuring) based on one of my performance works.
One year later David made a 7 days version with daily variation of the original piece that you can now download from his 1fusé website.
On this occasion he also published a very short interview with me.
Scroll the page to see all the versions including 10 numbered audio tapes with a handmade woodburned cherry artwork and a video.
Ici pour la version française.

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Meaningful connections – article Elena Perez

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Liminalities issue 10.1 Special issue of the journal of performance studies, Liminalities, based on the outcomes of the Remote Encounters: Connecting Bodies, Collapsing Spaces and Temporal Ubiquity in Networked Performance conference in 2013.  Edited by Garrett Lynch (University of South Wales) and Rea Dennis (Deakin University).
Meaningful connections: exploring the uses of telematic technology in performance, Elena Perez compares On Love by Annie Abrahams FR, Denise Hardman UK, Ben Robinson UK, Tony Chapman UK, Derek Piotr USA, Hedva Eltanani UK, Martina Ruhsam SI, Antye Greie FI and Pascale Barret BE, and make-shift by Helen Varley Jamieson and Paula Crutchlow.
ON LOVE creates an intimate space where it is safe to be honest

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Elena Pérez is a researcher, theatre practitioner and experimental game designer. She is doing her PhD (2009-2014) in the department of Art and Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where she is looking at how digital media impacts contemporary performance, more specifically, how digital media challenge theatrical conventions in multimedia theatre, telematic and pervasive performance.


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LADYBUG – Faîtes quelque chose!

LADY ZONE: Performances de Valérie Cordy, Annie Abrahams, Lucille Calmel et Pascale Barret.

Annie Abrahams Faites quelque chose! Rien ne se passera si vous ne faîtes rien! Avec un extrait de Conceiving Ada de Lynn Hershman Leeson (merci Lynn), et dans le rôle du surveillant.
Protocole images etc ici

Aujourdhui dans WMN (Women Multimedia Network) Interview Express avec la grande artiste hollandaise Annie Abrahams, spécialiste des installations vidéos et des performances réalisées avec le net. Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview in Slovenian

dnevnikKlInterview V performanse vložim tisto, česar ne razumem by Tanja Lesničar – Pučko in Dnevnik 17th of April

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A three-way conversation about performance art online

Igor Štromajer & Annie Abrahams by Gretta Louw in BOMB Magazine April 21st 2014.

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.

I first met Igor Štromajer online—we are net-based artists, after all. That was back in 2011 when I spent 10 days locked in a Berlin gallery, available 24 hours a day for contact via the Internet to test the effects of extreme online connectedness as part of a performance called Controlling_Connectivity. Igor became very involved in the performance, posing some of the most insightful questions from participants in the piece, and eventually dubbing me the “Joan of Arc of the Internet.” Through Igor, I discovered Annie Abrahams’s wonderful, groundbreaking networked performances such as The Big Kiss, where she spent several hours “kissing” a collaborator via the web using a split-screen and close-up webcam streams of each of the performers’ mouths. Though very different in style, these two artists share a gift for showing us the messy, human side of the Internet and technology; their work is authentic, intimate, exploratory, and inspiring.” Introduction by Gretta.

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ENCOUNTER photos and 1 video

30 more photos by Suncan Stone on flickr

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Annie Abrahams, Maja Delak, Irena Pivka: Encounter

Wednesday, April 23 from 5 pm till 10 pm
MSUM, Metelkova, 1000 Ljubljana
An intimate performance for a limited number of observers.*
(public preparation no.2 for an exhibition)

Annie (Dutch artist and biologist living in France) and Maja (Slovenian dancer and choreographer), who only saw one another twice and only shortly, will meet and engage in a 5 hour long performance, where they can’t use English to communicate. Irena (artist, architect and scenographer) will be present and record the encounter by any means she thinks appropriate. All three they will produce the material for a collective art piece to be shown in Aksioma in October.

What happens when two people with a desire to meet the other have the chance (and the obligation) to stay together for 5 hours? How will they manage the shared responsibility for a performance? How will they circumvent the fact they can’t speak English to communicate? What will be the influence of the obligation to produce material for a future exhibition piece? Will their different professional backgrounds bring forward a special aesthetic?

production: CONA,

partners: MG+MSUM, JSKD, French Institute Ljubljana
Cona program is supported by Municipality of Ljubljana, Culture department

Traces 30 photos (by Suncan Stone) and 1video 3 Analog photos by Maja

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* 3/10 2014 20h30 DATABAZ Angoulême, Performance dans le festival INTON’ACTION #4 _ Rencontres internationales de poésie et performances.
* 21/10 - 4/11 2014 Mie Lahkoo Pomagate? (can you help me?) show at Axioma Ljubljana.
+14 11, 21h ReadingClub session Hors Série sur William Burroughs.
* 5 - 12/12 2014 Pixxelpoint 2014 festival Nova Gorica.

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