net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Video essay – Why is the use of videoconferencing so exhausting? – in JER

Why is the use of videoconferencing so exhausting? An analysis on the demands.
Video essay by ANNIE ABRAHAMS and DANIEL PINHEIRO.

Abrahams, A., Pinheiro, D., Carrasco, M., Zea, D., La Porta, T., de Manuel, A., … Varin, M. (2020). Embodiment and Social Distancing: Projects. Journal of Embodied Research, 3(2), 4 (27:52). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.67

Video footage from Distant Feeling(s)

Traduction en français :
Pourquoi l’utilisation de la visioconférence est-elle si épuisante? Une analyse.
l’intimité est gênante
l’intimité est gênante
AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN
APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU
AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU
PAS DE VUE D’ENSEMBLE
vous devez scanner l’écran en continu
interruption(s)
impossible de détecter des détails subtils
pas de détail
l’imagination remplace les signes secondaires de la communication et ceux-ci doivent être traités sur leur utilité
nous sommes enclins à vérifier notre propre image tout le temps comme si nous avions besoin d’une assurance continue que la connexion existe toujours
tout le son est mélangé dans un environnement sonore mono,
cela conduit à une compression de l’espace partagé,
nous devons deviner d’où vient le son
distraction(s)
toi, je et moi
une situation triangulaire dans laquelle nous nous sentons et nous regardons nous-mêmes et les autres …
c’est psychologiquement exigeant: notre cerveau doit traiter le soi comme corps et comme image
interruption(s)
vous ne voyez les visages de près que lorsque vous êtes bébé dans un berceau ou avec un amoureux au lit
vous ne voyez les visages de près que lorsque vous êtes bébé dans un berceau ou avec un amoureux au lit
il y a du délai
nous ne sommes jamais exactement dans le même temps / espace
Tout cela contribue à un épuisement.
Nous essayons de dépasser les limites des environnements artificiels sans prendre en compte ses spécificités.
Que se passe-t-il si nous supprimons les sens que nous utilisons le plus pour communiquer?
Et si nous fermons les yeux et ne parlons pas.
Qu’est-ce qui reste?

Svp si vous utilisez ce texte citez l’original :
Abrahams, A., Pinheiro, D., Carrasco, M., Zea, D., La Porta, T., de Manuel, A., … Varin, M. (2020). Embodiment and Social Distancing: Projects. Journal of Embodied Research, 3(2), 4 (27:52). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.67

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Distant Movements at NODE

Do you want to join us to examine what it means to «dance together» in an environment where bodies are entangled with machines?

Join us Oct 8 16h CEST for a 20 min long Distant Movements session in the frame of the Choreographic Coding Lab Online meetup organised by Naoto Hiéda for NODE20.

8/10 16h – 16h20 Paris time

Distant Movements @NODE projected in Naxos Greenhouse

Online. Open to all.

You will be guided into movement by Daniel Pinheiro, Muriel Piqué and Annie Abrahams.
We will priviledge:
an inner gaze / body awareness
slowness, in order to favor the perception of the experience
awareness of the presence of others, even if you don’t see them – the session will be recorded – an eye (the webcam) looks at you all and unites you in the interface.

You can’t do anything wrong

screencapture of the session

We will start with an activation of the body through “balancing” with the eyes open – we will close our eyes …

During the last 10 minutes only qualitative incentives:
don’t forget to breathe
your toes move too
remember flexibility

More information on the Distant Movements research project here.

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appearance | əˈpɪər(ə)ns |

26 September – 24 October 2020
APPEARANCE
Online exhibition, Upstream Gallery Amsterdam.
Curated by Josephine Bosma.

Image: Amy Alexander, What The Robot Saw (still) (2020)

Participating artists:
Addie Wagenknecht, Annie Abrahams & Daniel Pinheiro, Amy Alexander, Claudia Del & Jaume Clotet, Evelina Domnitch & Dimitry Gelfand, Knowbotiq Research, Nancy Mauro-Flude, PolakVanBekkum, Stephanie Syjuco, Valentina Gal, Winnie Soon

Online Opening, Saturday September 26th, 17.00 (CEST)
Location: http://www.upstream.gallery.

Josephine Bosma (1962) is a freelance critic and theorist working in the expanded field of art and new media. She is specialized in art and the Internet, and lectures and publishes internationally. In 2011 NAi/Institute for Network Cultures published Josephine Bosma’s book Nettitudes – Let’s Talk Net Art. 

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Temps Suspendues

Exposition Temps Suspendus
Plateforme
73 rue des Haies
75020 Paris France

Du 10 au 27 septembre 2020
Vernissage jeudi 10 septembre de 17h à 22h

Rencontre Pandémique, Annie Abrahams, son 4.50 min.

Avec Annie Abrahams, Mathieu Arfouillaud, Lucie Belarbi, Ludovic Bernhardt, Stefan Brion, Philippe Calandre, Dominique Clerc, Romain Cogitore, Mikael Dufresne, Jean-Baptiste Grangier, Emmanuelle Gibello, Fanny Gosse, Young Chan Ko, Chloé Mossessian & Henry Mittnacht, Johan Parent, TTY and Eric Vernhes

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STWST48x6 MORE LESS Breathing

Breathing by Utterings*
Online Performance
STWST48x6 MORE LESS
Live-Stream + Screening in the Club Venue
Fri, Sept 11, 19:00 – 19:30
Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Au.

If you want to assist connect at 18h55 to
https://zoom.us/j/93113189232 Pass: breath
View 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”, click the box “Hide non-video participants”. Then the performers only will be visible. Select “Gallery View” in upper right corner of the ZOOM window to see the group.

Respiring … respiring, suffocating, holding the breath, gulping, panting, wheezing, gasping, sighing, puffing, inhaling, exhaling … inhaling, exhaling.

STWST48x6 MORE LESS
48 Hours Distributing Less.

With the 6th edition of the 48-hour showcase extravaganza, Stadtwerkstatt asks questions about the more-or-less situations, the counter-validity zones and the non-zero-sum games of the future. It is all and nothing about rational and irrational approaches in larger contexts, driven by questions of MORE, LESS, and above all of the OTHER.

Start: Fri, Sept 11, 18:00
End: Sun, Sept 13, 18:00

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

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slaap – The Artificial

Video from 2005 in the-artificial.org – a free zone for real people.

The-artificial.org is a project of
UnnoticedArt.com222lodge & Frans van Lent.

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Internet Exploreur ? poésie ?

De huid tintelt
Parce qu’elle ne peut se rapprocher – interdiction
Qu’est-ce que ça fait de frissonner en français

Trois de mes textes (multilingue) inclus dans INTERNET EXPLOREUR : un site de littérature qui accueille des textes inédits. Il n’y a pas de comité éditorial, mais il n’est possible d’y publier que si vous y avez été invité.

Le site utilise le police par défaut de votre système, est conçu pour être accessible à tout le monde et sur toutes les plateformes. Il est comme une maison dont on partage la clé et dans laquelle chacun fait comme il veut.
Je suis heureuse d’y être! Merci Lucie Desaubliaux!

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Lockdown – Rencontre Pandémique

Photo made during the performance in the Third Space Network

August 01 2020 – 01 September 2020
LOCKDOWN
Vernissage 01/08/2020 19h.
4 Rue de Trupet,
La Trimouille, 86290 France.
L’entrée n’est pas autorisée sans masque.

A T E L I E R M E L U S I N E will reopen its doors to visitors with the exhibition LOCKDOWN. This specifically curated show features work by Carl Abrahamsson, Annie Abrahams, Annett & Annett-Parish, Nadia Perrotta and Lesly Pierrepaul. It deals with experiences connected directly to the COVID 19 pandemic; confinement in a digital age, suffocation and the salvation of breath and breathing, the reality of suffering from poor political leadership during a crisis and the mystical elements around illness and hypoxemia.

Une fois la porte fermée, on est confronté au bruit troublant d’une personne qui s’efforce de respirer et à un rythme cardiaque rythmé mais déformé… Inutile de dire que ce n’est pas un espace confortable. …
… Ici, dans cette galerie, le processus normalement inconscient de la respiration est soudain au premier plan, au centre et urgent dans sa “nullité” râpeuse.
Review by Elizabeth Stewart.

Dans Rencontre Pandémique, son, 4.50 min, Annie Abrahams a mélangé ses respirations avec des battements de coeur déformés générés par ordinateur. Le fichier sonore a été utilisé le 23 mai 2020 dans Pandemic Encounters, une installation de performance en réseau de Paul Sermon en collaboration avec Randall Packer, Gregory Kuhn, le Third Space Network et les conférences de Leonardo Laser.

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The Big Kiss reperformed

Happy that my piece The Big Kiss from 2008 will be reperformed by Thomas Geiger in the 4th Festival of Minimal Actions on the 25th of July at 18h.
Kunsthalle Wien, Reumannplatz, July 15–August 2, 2020

Concept: Thomas Geiger
Realisation: Kunsthalle Wien as part of KISS
Curated by: Laura Amann, Anne Faucheret, Aziza Harmel, WHW

As part of KISS, Thomas Geiger will realize a new edition of his Festival of Minimal Actions (previously staged in Brussels, 2014; Paris, 2015 and San José, 2018). In what could be considered a reawakening of performative works, Geiger creates situations that deal with the possibilities and impossibilities of physical interaction, affection, intimacy, and romance in public space during periods of pandemic…

…The festival – the main premise of which is a belief in the independence of performative works from their authors – brings together a concise selection of works by other artists that Geiger will reperform at Reumannplatz. Through the changed social, political, and temporal contexts between their original performance and this one, the works gain additional facets and shed some of their original aspects.
Extracted from the exhibition text by Laura Amann, 2020.

https://bram.org/toucher/TBK.html

Reperformed will be original works from Annie Abrahams (NL) • Breda Beban (SRB) • Sergio Rojas Chaves (CR) • Anetta Mona Chisa (RO) & Lucia Tkacova (SK) •  Dora Garcia (ESP) • Vitya Gluchenko (UKR) • Javier González Pesce (CL) • Igor Grubic (HRV) • Satoshi Hashimoto (JP) • Adrien Missika (FR) • Cesare Pietroiusti (IT) • Neža Knez (SK) • Jiří Kovanda (CZ) • Donna Kukama (SA) • Alina Lupu (RO) •  Ewa Partum (PL) • Charlotte Seidel (DE) • David Sherry (UK) • Yann Vanderme (FR).
All original performances are describes at the festival’s website.
I wish I lived in Wien for a few days.

Courtesy Kunsthalle Wien & Thomas Geiger.

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ELO Virtual Salons

Since February I have been participating in monthly meetings with elo people. We gather in zoom for a two hour salon session, that each time is led by someone else.

Johannah Rodgers has been publishing its background and write-ups of the meetings on Facebook. I have collected these in one .pdf available to those interested. (I hope you are ok with this Johannah)

A list of titles to give you a first taste of what we treated until now:
Feb 11 – Kirill Azernyi – A Discussion of a Nika Skandiaka Poem and Reading “Electronically” Tools Zoom.
Mar 10 – Annie Abrahams – Areariting” centered on “Extra-terrestrial Rhetoric,” a multimedia text by Lily Robert-Foley. Tools Zoom and Framapad.
Apr 14 – Deena Larsen – Collaborative Writing With Spreadsheets Fantasy Lunch. Tools Zoom and Google spreadsheet.
May 12 – Reham Hosny – Re-Weaving Digital Textualities with Amira Hanafi’s “A Dictionary of the Revolution” Tools Zoom and browser.
June 9 Lyle Skains – “E-lit in the Wild”. Tools Zoom, Googledoc and browser.

Upcoming – Aug 11 – Alan Sondheim – Sept 8 – Bill Bly – Oct 13 – Caitlin Fisher – Nov 10 Johannah Rogers.

Interested? Please put your name on this list : https://tinyurl.com/ELOsalonlist

first meeting

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