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Annie Abrahams

#PEAE – Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club – eloCork

J.R. Carpenter, Annie Abrahams and Andy Campbell eloCork
Q&A with J.R. Carpenter and Andy Campbell (photo Leonardo Flores – merci)

Recently I did 2 talks at eloCork.
The first #PEAE (Participatif Ethology in Artificial Environments) was about my relation to electronic literature and my struggles defining my artworks.
In the second Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club, I describe how I became to consider the Reading Club as an example of a diffractive reading practice.

#PEAE, Annie Abrahams, Artist presentation. 15/07/2019
Artists: Forum 1 (12 – 1.30pm), Forum 1A Boole Lecture Theatre 3.
Chair: Andrew Klobucar (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Preparation Peae.pdf 10 pages 1.6 Mo

Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club, Annie Abrahams, Paper presentation. 16/07/2019
Short Papers: Section 2 (3.30 – 5.00pm), Section 2B [Re]shaping students, teachers, readers. O’Rahilly Building 156.
Chair: Diogo Marques (University of Coimbra)
Preparation Diffractive.pdf 7 pages 1.2 Mo

15-17/07 The Electronic Literature Organisation Conference and Media Arts Festival In Cork. (Thanks for the elo bursary.)
Download the programme and book of abstracts of the conference. .pdf

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Preconditions for Online Participation

Summary:
In this article Annie Abrahams gives a short personal, yet critical overview of her always collaborative and often participatory artistic practice. Based on her experiences she tries to formulate some general preconditions for it to be successful. She finds that an awareness of hardware and software influences, clear and open protocols, familiarisation with the technology, an active role and a hospitable environment for the participants are obligatory to allow them to enjoy an aesthetics of attention and trust, where their choices and behavior count.

Preconditions for Online Participation should have been part of the PAIC (Participatory Arts for Invisible Communities) e-book published in 2018. For internal communication issues too futile and irritating to remember it ended as a not-even-edited blogpost on their website. This was hard, because I had done what was needed, and on time – they had not.

After regurgitating my anger I decided to also publish the article, meant for lay-wo-men, but not only, on my own website and to upload it also to academie.edu. Here you can download a Preconditions of Online Participation.pdf of the article (with images :)).

When participants connect, they have to find themselves in a hospitable environment. They need to feel welcome. In chatrooms during events for instance, I always ask someone familiar to the project to mediate, to answer questions, to animate, when I cannot do that myself.
Participation needs to be rewarding. When an interesting exchange is going on, this can be natural. Sometimes it is already enough to be seen present in a particular public event or to be part of a specific community. Concrete influence or agency by the members of the audience is also very motivating.
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a pretty pathetic

On the 20th of June 2019 at 3:30pm (UTC+01:00) during my talk with/in languages – a pretty pathetic @ the Language INTER Networks conference in Lancaster, I danced to Lou Sarabadzic‘s reading of an extract of Hito Steyerl’s International Disco Latin.
The text of my talk with/in languages – a pretty pathetic is now available in ZeTMaG numéro 4.2 Langu(ag)e(s)-(E)Space(s).

Conference report by Erika Fülöp in Authors and the World.

ZeTMaG, Temporary Zones of Expression, is an open collective non-commercial artistic “organization”, dedicated to experimental creation. Other works by: Jean-Pierre Balpe, Canan Marasligil, Gracia Bejjan, Lou Sarabadzic, Qianxun Chen, Eugenio Tissell, Tanja Vujinovic, Chris Joseph, Natasha Boskic and Mohamad Kebbewar, Mary McDonald, Mez Breeze and Alexandra Saemmer.

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Méthodologie / Methodology V1 – Constallations

Method fleur style.

.pdf fr & .pdf Eng

La méthodologie Constallations sert à aborder des constellations, peu importe leur nature, par l’installation d’une procédure collective. C’est une méthode de mise en mouvement, qui emprunte aux étoiles ses chemins indéterminés.

What must be put into play to make Constallations appear?
Conditions – Necessary attitude – Tools – Protocol
Why write a methodology, a “how to”?
Why would it be important to describe the Constallations methodology?

Each session is always also a gesture of love. Intuition, intellect and machines blend together and create an affect. The path fantasized by the one who organizes, the one who desires, becomes a labyrinth of encounters, bifurcations, digressions, a pure sensory juice of entanglement. The research is done with a benevolence that is inseparable from it: without kindness nothing would emerge.

https://constallations.hotglue.me/?methodologie

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About all things languages of all sorts

June 20, 8:15pm Lancaster time (9:15 Paris time)
lingagens an online ReadingClub ***** session. Duration 20 min.
Lai-TzeFan, Sören Pold and Andréa Catrópa will rearite a text originally written by Erika Fülöp.

To join connect to readingclub.fr on the 20th and wait for the performance to start. You can comment, ask questions and discuss the reariting via the chat window. The logfile of the chatwindow will be archived alongside the cinematographic recording of the lingagens session.

The reariting will be projected live as a part of lingagens: a performance by me (Annie Abrahams) at the The Gregson Centre in the frame of the Language INTER Networks conference at the Lancaster University.

Also on the 20th at 3:30pm (UTC+01:00) I will give a talk named with/in languages – a pretty pathetic.
The complete schedule of the conference here.

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* The Reading Club is an online collective reading and writing project started by Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez in 2013.
More information:
http://readingclub.fr/info/
– The ReadingClub nominated for the Netbased Award 2018 of H3K Basel. April 2018.
– Included in Electronic Literature Collection volume 3, Cambridge Massachusetts. ISSN: 1932-2016, February 2016
– Pop’lab, n°14, décembre 2014. Download PDF file. 20 pages.
In the Reading Club, reading is not unthought. Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez interviewed by Annick Rivoire, furtherfield. 24-10-2013.
– Included in the show Erreur d’Impression, publier à l’ère du numérique, Jeu de Paume, Paris. Curator Alessandro Ludovico. November 2013.

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Laboratoire de Traverse #11 – Ecrans

Laboratoire de Traverse #11
– une proposition de la Cie In VitroMarine Mane à Reims
Écrans : surfaces de projection et projections de soi.
Qu’est-ce que l’écran fait de nous ?
Du lundi 13 au samedi 18 mai 2019 : Les Subsistances / Labo NRV– Lyon

Avec Pierre-Marie Baudoin, Amélie Berrodier, Christine Develotte, Maxime Freitas, Mathilde Gentil, Mélissa Golebiewski, Agathe Herry, Marion Julien, Alice Lenay, Rachel Martin et Arianna Rodeghiero.

Dramaturges et coordinatrices : Marine Mane et Elise Blaché.

Une semaine de travail à 14. Une semaine où j’ai pu partager ma passion pour la performance / la rencontre, la co-responsabilité, le se sentir à distance. A la recherche des conditions d’une relation écranique sensible.

se reveiller ensemble à distance – 15 min de connexion zoom – le dernier jour
… chacune est guidé dans l’intimité, au creux de l’oreille par une voix bienveillante mais qui est à distance. Il y a une sensation de transcender les frontières.
le matin au reveil 10 min yeux fermés, sans parler

Préparations Annie Abrahams (intervenante invitée) :
Queeriser le Dommage .pdf
Performance en réseau / webcam .pdf
Qui agence quoi ? VR .pdf
Transmission et Reformulation .pdf

Plus de traces photos, texte, réactions bientôt.

trois personnes, trois téléphones connectés à zoom, un violon, deux danseurs, une série de gestes dansés

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3G Constallations #10 + méthodologie

One year ago we: the group 3G(enerations) Alix Desaubliaux, Pascale Barret and Annie Abrahams, started a research project called Constallations. Using challenges and surprises, we defied each other in nine sessions of what Annie called contemporary net art, Pascale a non-binary inclusive laboratory and Alix performative & collaborative explorations.

ISELP, Institut d’Art Contemporain, invited 3G to come to Brussels for their 10th, this time real-life, session.
Saturday, Mai 25, 16h you are welcome to meet the three artists and Sandra Bébié-Valérian of OUDEIS at the Boulevard de Waterloo in Brussels.
Sandra will give a short talk where she analyses the project in the frame of OUDEIS’ Autorama project. Pascale, Alix and Annie will present their recently written Methodology of Constallations* and will try to translate it’s essence to the real space of the exhibition Waiting to blossom *Constallations by Pascale Barret.
Could be an object, a performance, a reading, a text, an installation …. or a mix of all this.

Constallations is devoid of a goal and has no predetermined path. Constallations is what we are when we give up our personal objectives and, when, based on our own history and skills, we tackle a challenge prepared by one of the group.
Constallations is made of travels through things one doesn’t control, of jumps in the void. Constallations is an exploration full of unexpected discoveries.

Constallations is a learning tool / a practice radically open to everything.
Constallations is a concrete utopia – on a small scale, and temporary, it must be said – but it is, and so carries a hope for a different society.
It’s a perspective.
Constallations is a path, an adventure, a chemistry, a soup that upsets habits and creates links.

Wall installation Constallations à L’ISELP

* The Methodology of Constallations will also be available in English and French on the Constallations website after the 25th.

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Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands

Nice to find out my work Being Human (1997 – 2007) is part of the Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands, yes!
With among others Michel Waisvisz, Martine Neddam, Peter Struycken, JODI, Peter Luining, Jan Robert Leegte, Steina, Jeffrey Shaw …

The Digital Canon was compiled by LIMA media art platform in 2018, in collaboration with Josephine Bosma, Martijn van Boven, Annet Dekker, Sandra Fauconnier and Jan Robert Leegte.
The primary objective of the project is to add these digital works to the collective cultural memory and to fuel the discussion about the selection and preservation of digital art. 

Experts from the field of digital culture selected twenty of the most prominent and influential works made on Dutch soil by artists who lived or worked here over a long period of time.

Being Human is the name of a collection of dynamic, interlinked, net specific works in which Annie Abrahams explores the possibilities and limits of online communication.

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rire …

Dans le cadre de 3G Constallations nous avons fait une recherche autour du rire. Nous c’est Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux et Carine Klonowski.

le rire est indomptable

le conscient joue avec,
mais il se loge dans l’inconscient,

c’est un langage

Le processus, nos idées, protocoles, des liens vers nos captures vidéo sur ce pad.

Une journée, d’écriture, d’expérimentations performatives en ligne. Un debrief une semaine après.

Maintenant : nous sommes prêtes pour faire une performance autour du, avec, dans le “rire” – 15 min, sans possibilité de sortir de l’écran – pur, brut – il nous faut une occasion pour ….

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Waiting to blossom * Constallations expo.

Constallations est invitée dans l’exposition de Pascale Barret à l’ISELP arts contemporains à Bruxelles.
Vernissage 28 mars à 18h30 avec Music for a Code: performance de Pascale Barret avec Anne Bernard et Tristan Droillard à 19h et 20h.
Exposition du 29 mars- 8 juin 2019.
L’ISELP, Boulevard de Waterloo, 31 B-1000 Bruxelles.

Constallations, un projet 3G(enerations) : Annie Abrahams (Montpellier), Pascale Barret (Bruxelles) et Alix Desaubliaux (Lyon). Trois artistes, trois femmes, trois générations, se retrouvent en ligne pour un projet de rencontre où le faire est utilisé comme instrument pour défaire sa propre réflexivité, sa subjectivité systématisée et pour se lire les unes à travers les autres afin de générer des moments créatifs et inattendus.

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Upcoming

  • 25/08 7-10pm (London time) participation in Radio Play by Rohanne Udall & Paul Hughes.
  • 26/09 19h30 Distant Feelings #6 opening performance Video Vortex, Valletta, Malta.
  • 7-12/10 Magdalena Montpellier Performance XD,^_^,:3,:-D, Annie Abrahams, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski et Gwendoline Samidoust. Table ronde.
  • 12/10 – 25/01 Exposition Angry Women take1 in Hadaly et Sowana, cyborgs et sorcières, l’Espace Gantner, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bourogne.

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