net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Revisiting “Separation / Séparation”.

Ania Szremski* wrote about my 18 year old interactive poem for the New York based 4Columns website. During the spread of corona 4Columns continued to write on art and commissioned writing that addresses specifically works of culture that are still available in the public sphere, in one guise or another.

Revisiting the net artist’s Flash poem Separation / Séparation:

You must click repeatedly on the pale-yellow field of a pop-up window to get the narrative to unspool, word by word, its story of pain, the lament of one suffering body being taken over by another, demanding, unfeeling one. The suffering seems to be caused by the melding of human and computer, but it’s not totally clear who is suffering.

in Separation / Séparation, Abrahams anticipates our impatient behaviors and both goads us into them, so we become conscious of these automatic operations, and induces us to comport ourselves differently, to adopt a gentler attitude in front of the poor pounded-on computer.

That escape comes easiest through technology, but not here: Abrahams bars the door to fugitive, algorithmic reprieve.

Ania Szremski is the managing editor of 4Columns. From 2011–15, she was the chief curator of Townhouse, a nonprofit contemporary art space in Cairo, Egypt; she was also a founding editor of Mada Masr, Egypt’s premiere platform for independent, progressive journalism. She is a recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

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Open Publishing Fest – reariting

On Wednesday Mai 27th 21h Paris time (CEST) the group Constallationss* proposes a Reariting** session during the Open Publishing Fest***  (OPF May 18-29)
The session will last 90 min and takes a text related to the book Thought in the Act by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi as its starting point.

If you want to rearite with us on the 27th, please write to Annie bram.org@gmail.com or Alix alixdesaubliaux@gmail.com to reserve your place.
Info : https://constallationss.hotglue.me/?OPF

reariting a method to think together

The session will start with a 10 min long explanation and attunement on zoom.
Then the participants will go to a collective writing pad where they will find a link to the selected text that they start reading individually. On the pad they write their notes, reflexions, questions, digressions – the ones through the others – and react to those of the others.
After one hour of reariting we will shortly reconnect in zoom to discuss the process.

this is not about producing a text together, but about using reariting as a technique to think through a text together.

*Constallationss is an online art / research group started in 2018 by Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux and Pascale Barret. In 2020 Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski and Gwendoline Samidoust joined. The group uses the internet, challenges and surprises as tools for what Annie called contemporary net art, Pascale a non-binary inclusive laboratory, and Alix performative and collaborative explorations. Their methodology: constallations.hotglue.me/?methodologie

**Reariting manifests itself as a facilitator for a diffractive, distributed intelligence on-the-fly, creating text and relational patterns that do not depend on canons. It generates creative and unexpected “outcomes”. These are, in my opinion, not so much the texts produced, as the “diffractive moments” experienced by the reariters.
( https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/diffractive.pdf )

***Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models. Held over two weeks in May, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.

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Pandemic Encounters

On Saturday, May 23rd, 12pm ET-US – 18h CEST Paris time I will be participating in
Pandemic Encounters
Pandemic Encounters is a Networked Performance Installation by Paul Sermon in collaboration with Randall Packer, Gregory Kuhn, the Third Space Network and Leonardo Laser talks.

Other action-performers: Clarissa Almeida (Brazil), Roberta Buiani(Canada), Andrew Denton (New Zealand), Bhavani Esapathi (UK), Tania Fraga (Brazil), Satinder Gill (US), Birgitta Hosea (UK), Charles Lane (US), Ng Wen Lei (Singapore), Marilene Oliver (Canada), Serena Pang (Singapore), Daniel Pinheiro (Portuga), Olga Remneva (Russia), Toni Sant (UK), Rejane Spitz (Brazil), Atau Tanaka (UK)

If you want to assist online you have to register :
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pandemic-encounters

excited to work with layering … as a place to connect (or not)

This is the soundfile I prepared:

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Open Publishing Fest – licriture

20 mai 21h CEST Constallationss / Licriture.
Une séance de licriture (reariting)* avec le groupe constallationss sur un texte en rapport avec le livre Pensée en Acte d’Erin Manning et Brian Massumi.
Durée 90 min.
Dans le cadre de Open Publishing Fest.** (regardez le programme – il y a plein d’éventements intéressants entre le 18 et le 29 mai)

Venez licrire avec nous le 21 mai
Il y aura de la place pour 12 personnes
Réservation obligatoire. Message à Annie bram.org@gmail.com ou Alix alixdesaubliaux@gmail.com

La session licriture commencera avec une explication et un accordage de 10 minutes. Ensuite, les participant.e.s se rendront sur un framapad où ells trouveront un lien vers le texte, qu’ells commencent à lire individuellement. Sur le pad ells rédigeront leurs notes, réflexions et digressions les unes pêle-mêle parmi les autres et ells réagiront à celles des autres participant.e.s. Après une heure de licriture, nous nous reconnecterons pour discuter du processus.
Il ne s’agit pas de produire un texte ensemble, mais d’utiliser la licriture comme une technique pour mettre la pensée en commun.

*Reariting (licriture) manifests itself as a facilitator for a diffractive, distributed intelligence on-the-fly, creating text and relational patterns that do not depend on canons. It generates creative and unexpected “outcomes”. These are, in my opinion, not so much the texts produced, as the “diffractive moments” experienced by the reariters.
( https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/diffractive.pdf )

** Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models. Held over two weeks in May, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.

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Enfourché -> des formes encore

Le 14 mai entre 20h30 et 22h, j’ai lu Enfourché pendant Équinoxe(s) – plateforme poétique #9 organisé par la Fondation Thalie.
(Programmation : Pascale Barret)

Enfourché Remix du discours de Macron devant des artistes de différents champs de la création, 6 mai 2020.

Podcast : https://www.fondationthalie.org/fr/podcasts/equinoxes-plateforme-poetique-du-14-mai-2020 vers 10:30 min

Des formes encore

vraiment beaucoup de choses est

il y a derrière tout les

les formes

de nouvelles formes

mariage du bon sens

d’autres d’autres

formes d’être au public

un autre rapport avec

le public public

des formes de création avec

des formes de

création en lien

aider à construire les conditions de répéter l’après

à créer sous contrainte

tout le poème sur la page 2 de ce billet (voir en bas)

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#PEAE published in ebr

It touches on my inability, unwillingness to categorize my work and where that leads.

Published: Abrahams, Annie. “#PEAE Participative Ethology in Artificial Environments”, Electronic Book Review, May 3, 2020.

Pondering on my relation to electronic literature / e-lit for the eloCork 2019 conference, where is was invited, I was surprised to discover how strong that was. My interest for text and translation has pervaded my all over, what? … networked practice …
I am happy that the article that resulted from the venture has been published in the Electronic book Review. (thanks eo-Cork and ebr) My only regret is that I didn’t mention my ongoing e-stranger – What language does to you or not. – project.


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utterings by andannercondercu

Tuesday Mai 5th, 21h – 23h Paris time.
find your own time

Duration 2 hours.
Where? Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727069289

Zoom recommandations :
When you enter, your video and audio will be turned OFF, please leave it that way, if you click on the “up arrow” next to your camera icon ((lower left-hand toolbar) your VIDEO SETTINGS can be accessed, go to “video settings”, then click the box “Hide non-video participants,” which will then feature performers only, eliminating all of the non-participant video boxes in the gallery view. Select “Gallery View” in upper right corner of the ZOOM window to see all performers at once.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group whose members gather online and, while blindfolded, engage in utterings as communication. They want to create an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and affects, above rationality.
Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.
In Utterings communication is not approached as a transmission of information, ruled by code or abstract conventions, but as connection through affection, attention, glitches, delays and even voids.

Members of Utterings are Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

Filed under: networked performance, Of interest, Performance, research, sound piece

empathy and intimacy in networked performances

In 2015 we discussed empathy and intimacy in networked performances – The exchange was very rich and is actual today.

net art, video, performance

propinquity, cross-reality, tele-presence, synaesthesia, ideasthesia

After reading Frans de Waal’s book on The Bonobo and the Athesist, I wondered if it would help me to better understand what is happening in networked webcam performance thinking about it in terms of empathy. So I wrote a status :

Would “empathy” be a word to describe what is needed (put at stake) in networked webcam performances?
The discussion this triggered made me realise a lot had happened since we organised the CyPosium in 2012. There seems to be a very lively bunch of people, with new approaches and ways of thinking, working in this field.

Participants :
Suzon FuksWaterwheel platform
Daniel Pinhero and Lisa Parra of LAND project
Helen Varley JamiesonUpstage platform
Ienke Kastelein artist – performer
Martina Ruhsam performer – choreographer
Michael Baird musician
Roger Mills director of ethernet orchestra
Randall Packer of postREALITY.tv
Sara…

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The art of online affecting: a crash course

Suddenly, cultural life takes place entirely on the internet, which until now was mainly used for marketing. How should you play the online stage, how to emote your audience there too? “Don’t get eaten by the screen.”

Alex Burghoorn, art critic of one of the biggest Dutch newspapers, De Volkskrant, interviewed me a few days ago and in his article he states that it is worthwhile to dwell on my work, now that not only a period of great financial worries for the arts, but also of digital experiments has begun. It feels as this is my moment of glory :).

I hope some readers got inspired and now start weaving moments of Distant Feeling(s) in their online meetings.
Fork Distant Feeling(s)!, it could be good for your health!

You can find the article (in Dutch) here online: https://www.volkskrant.nl/cultuur-media/de-kunst-van-het-online-ontroeren-een-spoedcursus~b8355ab1

My work can be difficult, some find it scary to participate,” says the pioneer of net art. “It can also fail, that there is no special feeling. I don’t mind, that emphasizes the vulnerable side of people.

ps The article also touches upon other digital art experiences.

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Invitation: intra/rompre/rupt

Avez-vous envie de vous sentir connecté ?

ENGLISH: intra/rupt/rompre

Tous les mercredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET, GMT+2), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Muriel Piqué, Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Movements
Connectez-vous à https://zoom.us/j/3210554238

Distant Movements confinement 2

Tous les vendredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Feelings
Connectez-vous à https://zoom.us/j/5950825099

Si vous nous rejoignez après le début de la session, prenez soin de respecter le silence.

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Distant Movements
explorer ensemble la possibilité d’une expérience de danse devant un écran
Durée 15 min.
Guidé par Muriel, Daniel et Annie en français et en anglais.
Si vous ne parlez que l’une de ces langues, vous pouvez rester dans votre propre mouvement jusqu’à ce que vous compreniez à nouveau les invitations.
Nous voulons susciter un état de conscience propice à danser ensemble en ligne. Nous cherchons à développer un regard intérieur qui s’ouvre sur une danse en résonance. Mais en même temps nous allons apprendre une qualité d’écoute qui permet de continuer quand on ne comprend pas. Nous danserons ensemble.
Yeux fermés. Attentifs au mouvement intérieur.
Plus d’informations (français et anglais) : distantmovements.tumblr.com

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Distant Feelings
un rituel de contemplation sur l’être ensemble en ligne tout en étant séparés
Durée 15 min.
Les yeux fermés, sans parler
Contexte : bram.org/distantF et/ou landproject.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à nous, vous devez installer l’application de zoom sur votre appareil. Téléchargement gratuit : https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.
(nous savons que zoom a des problèmes de confidentialité, mais nous n’avons pas encore trouvé d’alternative assez stable)

Distant Movements étant un des sujets de la thèse de Muriel Piqué, nous enregistrerons nos séances afin de pouvoir revenir sur ce qui s’est passé. Les participants pourront également avoir accès à l’enregistrement sur simple demande.

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Upcoming

  • utterings ongoing – looking for gigs.
  • interventions in different online classes during confinement (Academie Minerva, Groningen, l’ERG Brussels, Feminist Philosophy, Leiden University College The Hague)
  • (un)distance panel at ELO2020 with Deena Larsen, Anna Nacher, Annie Abrahams, Renee Carmichael, Eugenio Tisselli, Kirill Azernyy and Roderick Coover.

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