net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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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Filed under: Exhibition, Net art, Of interest, , ,

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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Wikifémia

Wikifémia, la réseau des Computer grrrls par Roberte Larousse.
http://wikifemia.org/wikifemia/computer_grrrls/index.html

Annie Abrahams in Wikifémia

Wikifémia met en lumière des biographies de femmes remarquables telles qu’elles figurent dans les articles de Wikipédia. Cette programme, basée sur l’arborescence de la version francophone de l’encyclopédie en ligne, offre aux visiteuses une visualisation documentée de centaines de femmes qui ont contribuée à l’histoire de l’informatique. Les articles sont traduites en française, c’est-à-dire entièrement à la féminine, afin de démasculiniser autant la langue française que l’histoire.

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Web Retro – I only have my name.

I Only Have My Name | 나는 내 이름만 가지고 있을 뿐이다 (1999)
Annie Abrahams| 애니 아브라함스
will be presented in
WEB-RETRO / 웹-레트로 展
12 March – 9 June 2019.

web retro Seoul Museum of Art

This exhibition focuses on the World Wide Web, which has been fundamentally reconditioning communication, image production, consumption and artistic practice for the last 30 years, and revises the new arts that have been tried through the net historically.

An exhibition to commemorate the 30th anniversary of World Wide Web and to illuminate the works and activities based on the internet / experimental works of art using the internet as the form and environment of art.
The purpose of the online archive is to construct a topographical map that can explore the contemporary, cultural, and technological context of internet art, to supplement the exhibition of art galleries contextually and to share information about the flow with a longer breath. 

200 Works of 167 artists, ranging from past attempts at internet art to recent art works based on network and online, are classified by period to provide a foundation for deeper research.

SeMA 립미술 Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul 2, Project Gallery 2.

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Appel à candidature : Écrans – Cie In Vitro Labs.

Appel à candidatures pour le Laboratoire de traverse #11 – Écrans : surfaces de projection et projections de soi. Qu’est-ce que l’écran fait de nous? qui se déroulera du 13 au 18 mai 2019 à Lyon aux Subsistances sous la houlette de l’artiste et performeuse Annie Abrahams.
Dramaturges et coordinatrices : Marine Mane et Elise Blaché – Cie In Vitro Reims
Les Laboratoires de Traverse

Un labo ouvert à toutes les têtes chercheuses : metteur.e.s en scène, chorégraphes, interprètes, circassien.n.e.s, plasticien.n.e.s, musicien.n.e.s, universitaires ou autodidactes de la pensée, pour tenter collectivement d’appréhender ce que les écrans font de nous.
Clôture des candidatures : le 10 avril 2019

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3G(enerations) Constallations – participation ?

3G(enerations : Annie Abrahams (Montpellier), Pascale Barret (Bruxelles) et Alix Desaubliaux (Lyon), trois artistes, trois femmes, trois générations, se retrouvent en ligne pour Constallations : 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.

Pour les sessions prochaines (8, 10 (plein) et 11 mars) nous accueillerons quelques personnes intéressées.

Si ça vous tente de nous joindre pour une session, écrivez un émail à Alix, Pascale ou Annie.

Les contraintes :

– il faut être disponible toute la journée de 11h à 17h.

– avoir installé et testé l’application zoom.us

Chaque instanciation est initiée / hébergée par l’une des artistes comme une invitation et un défi aux deux autres. Jusqu’à maintenant six sessions ont eu lieu : Defragmentation, Crittertalk, musingCyborg, QueeringDommage, fem-technoecologies et Partktology.

Constallations est une conversation sous la forme de 3 x 3 sessions de désirs / tempêtes / lavages cérébraux.

Constallations est un outil radical pour un non-art. 

Constallations est une confrontation attentive entre générations, visions et pratiques.

Constallations  est soutenu par OUDEIS dans le cadre de son axe de recherche sur l’exposition et l’automatisation.

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alchorisma – queering optimisation

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mineralmatter Alchorisma-stitching by Peter Westenberg. More stitchings.

From 2 – 8 December 2018 I had the pleasure to participate in a workshop organised by Constant Brussels. The worksession called Alchorisma* took place at Z33, House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium.

trees, spirits, algorithms, stones, rituals, ghosts, witches, codes, analytics, AI’s, things,  shamanism’s, optimisations, walks, songs, propagations, meditations and queerisations
ᗶ = but gate = stop and raise a concern

I applied for Alchorisma, because during the residency Autorama / Exposition et automatisation with OUDEIS in July I learned to look at my use of protocols in research and performance as also related to automatisation. A kind of automatisation that didn’t determine outcome, but ruled behaviour – giving it constraints, while leaving complete freedom to interpretation. I saw alchorisma as an occasion to go further in these thoughts and to open myself up to other than failing rational and artistic approaches of ecotech problematics.

We were divers, of all ages and backgrounds and our first meeting in Hasselt was mediated by shamans. At the start I felt as if I was seeking solutions in concepts I never believed in, that were of the middle ages …, but … There are no solutions, only paths. For 6 days we all together, crossed, stiched, unraveled, mixed,  …

The best way to find out more about the special atmosphere  we were in is to watch Peter Westenberg’s stitchings and to read or listen to the Alchorisma Daily Reflections send to us from Japan by FoAM.

I have been touched, nourished, I changed (a bit), …

a spirit is not a thing, nor is it of the imagination, it’s all encompassing, everywhere, it relates things, trees, humans, stones and whatever … it is a consciousness of entanglement, of interdependence – if you experience it, everything becomes related – it is a mysthical feeling and I, Annie, can call this feeling by touching beautiful old “dying” trees.

how does it feel to be broken?
to be moulded?
to be round?
to be backed?
to be industrial?
to ly down?
to be carved?
to be pushed?
to be in a border?
to be the border?
to have a hole?
to be one of many?
to be made into?
to be among others?
close to another material?
to be erected?
to be square?
how does it feel to be of stone?
to be a stone?
to be stony?

pwWould it be possible to create an algorithm that included human behaviour?, that would evolve over time and in the process integrate aspects of the personnallities of all the participating individuals? With Marika Dermineur of Rybn we decided to run a small test. You can read more about this here : Performing Processes using algorithms / Performing Secret Alchorithms.
What we learned ?

Optimisation has pittfalls.

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Let’s go for Queer Analytics.

Queer Analytics displaces, transposes thought, it is fun to do, is therapeutic for the participant and augments imaginative holding powers for the entangled damage. (my words)

I was so impressed by the session proposed by Femke Snelting during Alchorisma that in January 2019 I proposed a Queer Analytics session for Constallations. Also there and then the methodology convinced as “another logic”.

QÆ = (((♞H1H2F,⚕FNH,♥F)+(⚕IHF,♥H1H2FF)+(⚕IHF)+(♞H1H2F,♥H2NHIHFNH))*ae)/aK ? 🎊🎉

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[H1Ωa, H2ΔΩ, H3Δ, H4ΔΩ,NHΔ≠,,IHΔE≠,,F©Ω]
♞ + ⚕ + ♥ [qHΩa©∃≠,qNHΩE©,qIH∃©,qFΩΔ©≠]
αK

queering: non-identitary, non-essentialist, non-fixed lives → trans*feminist approaches // intersectional, not-only-human, antinormative, affirmative,

analytics (discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data): a post-positive move. It is urgent to reclaim analytics in non profit experiments. Reclaim analytics as the practice of cutting complexity together apart. Take on both the injuries caused by analytics and also to take on how we might invent/generate/build on an analytics for trans*feminist work that stays with damage,

These textfragments come from the Queering the Damage at Alchorisma. It was based on Queering damage: methodologies for partial reparations… or not, a workshop in Hangar Barcelona by Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha and Laura Benítez, oct 2018.

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* Alchorisma alludes to the relationships between algorithms, charisma, rhythm, alchemy and karma. Alchorisma is a Constant worksession which looks at integrating cosmogenetic views with the charisma surrounding technology. We look at ways to infect existing algorithmic models with positions that acknowledge the importance of co-existence with non-human entities. (as announced by Constant)

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douter de sa perception d’autrui / doubting the presence of the other

(FR) A la suite de la session Distant Movements #9, Muriel Piqué, dans son texte Entre Imaginaire et empathie / Between the Imaginary and Empathy, parle du doute de sa perception d’autrui, d’une altérité qui lui, en tant que danseuse et chorégraphe, était jusqu’alors inconnue.

(ENG) After the session Distant Movements # 9 Muriel Piqué, in her text Entre Imaginaire et empathie / Between the Imaginary and Empathy, speaks of her doubting perception of the others, of an otherness which to her, as a dancer and choreographer, was previously unknown.

(FR) Non seulement je perds toute notion du temps, mais je perds également toute représentation de moi-même.

(ENG) Not only do I lose all sense of time, but I also lose all representation of myself. I no longer clearly distinguish reality, I enter a mental space between the imaginary and feeling.

(FR) Lorsque je ressens ou crois ressentir le flux du mouvement de l’autre : est-ce que je ressens réellement de l’empathie pour cet autre corps en mouvement ou bien est-ce que je l’imagine ?

(ENG) When I feel or think I feel the flow of the other’s movement: do I really feel empathy for this other moving body or do I imagine it?

(FR) Je ne distingue plus clairement la réalité, j’entre dans un espace mental entre imaginaire et ressenti. Je sais que je ne suis pas seule dans cet espace mental …

(ENG) I no longer clearly distinguish reality, I enter a mental space between the imaginary and feeling. I know that I am not alone in this mental space …

(FR) Les yeux fermés, je suis à l’écoute du prolongement de la guidance partagée. Et je pressens parfois même le prolongement de notre danse, à moins que je ne l’imagine…

(ENG) With my eyes closed, I am listening to the extension of the shared guidance. And I sometimes sense the extension of our dance, unless I imagine it …

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Est-ce qu’elle répond à Célia Bonnet-Ligeon, qui dans son article En VR, on reconnaît son corps dans celui de l’autre, parle de Distant Movements ? Célia y visite des projets VR et se demande:

Alors que manque-t-il à la réalité virtuelle pour qu’elle soit autre chose qu’un divertissement, qu’une sensation renouvelée de notre propre corps ? …. Pourquoi associer la commensalité à la réalité virtuelle ?

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Distant Feelings #5

Wednesday December 19th 2018,
9-9:15AM EST (New York time)
3-3:15PM GMT+1 (Paris time)
2-2:15PM GMT (Porto time)
Find your time here.
An Online Ritual.
Open to all.
Eyes closed and no talking.

If you want to join you need to install the zoom application on your device.
On the 19th connect at 2:55 pm Paris time / 1:55 pm Porto time / 8.55 am New York time to meeting no 3210554238.

15 minutes of ‘us’ being together, (t)here, where? …. 15 minutes against the everyday digital restlessness, building a sensorial invisible fabric that gathers who’s participating (and who’s not?!), resiliently coming back to this shared moment, with the same faces or others, who will be there again in this silent and blind encounter across each other in an electronic communion. Will it be ‘us’ again?!
Daniel Pinheiro after Distant Feelings #4 Dec.1st 2017.
Image from DF #4 :

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Distant Feeling(s) #5, fifth session in a series of online webcam meetings trying to experience each other’s presence eyes closed and no talking.

Distant Feeling(s) #5, the second of a livelong yearly reconnection.
An ever-changing re-enactment of our intra-action with machines.

Distant Feelings is a project from Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro.

More information – 2 videos of DF#5, reactions etc.

Last 5 min of the connexion:

Zara Rodríguez Prieto: …to BE together for 15 min, just BEING
James Cunningham: Just so nice to do nothing with a globally dispersed group of people.
Camille Bloomfield: … all these strangers agree to close their eyes together and show their vulnerabilities to each other, or at least show themselves vulnerable.
Ruth Catlow: Things were louder than people.

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Upcoming

 

  • 28/03 – 08/06 Waiting to Blossom * Constallations, Pascale Barret, ISELP – Art Contemporain, Brussels.
  • L’Agency Art ou une éthologie Participative dans des Environnements Artificiels ?, LINKs séries, direction José-Louis Lestocart.
  • 25/05 Rencontre autour de Constallations à l’ISELP, Bruxelles. Avec OUDEIS.
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