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Annie Abrahams

A conversation with Naoto.

I love the way the experimental conversation (interactive, generative) for which Naoto Hieda invited me evolves. He uses keywords and hashtags in what looks like a simple hypertext structure, but actually is based on code and javascript.

We started with #anders, #contrainte and #error.
The conversation is ongoing. memoires.glitch.me

This is an image Naoto made after I had send him a photo and a short story.The photo made him think of something romantic, maybe a Monet image. He wrote: “Then I thought about generating an image using an algorithmic model but I stopped because I hate AI generated images. They lack imagination. Instead I made a small program to generate another reality of the photo, which doesn’t look like Monet but it is some thing.” And he also send a link to the code he used: https://editor.p5js.org/micuat/sketches/alaRE_uCJ

#youth #glitch #nature #language #performance #danger #other #different #diagram #posthuman

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𝒴: Ecology of Attention

Attentionsss An online textual session by Constallationsss
A methodological and theoretical attunement of the evening

12/07/2021 18h30 – 23h
DIVADLO X10 Charvátova 10/39, Praha 1, 110 00
𝗖𝗼-𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Nultý bod – Zero point festival, Montag Modus – Y-Events series

Photos Libor Galia (c) @Nultý bod a Y Events

A reariting of extracts from Yves Citton’s “The Ecology of Attention”.
Anarchives (Notes, video, images)

“The third characteristic phenomenon of joint attention situations is therefore to be found in the IMPROVISATION PRACTICES that they necessarily call for: showing yourself to be attentive to the attention of the other requires learning to get out of pre-programmed routines, so you can open yourself to the risks (and techniques) of improvisation. Everyone knows how to improvise, because everyone has learned to participate in a conversation – where no one knows in advance what their interlocutors are going to say.”
Extract from The Ecology of Attention, Yves Citton, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-509-50373-5

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hybrid – langu.ages

with/in languages – a pretty pathetic
avec et dans les langues – un assez pathétique
Annie Abrahams
in
The Creative Web of Languages / Le réseau créatif des langu.ages
Hybrid 07 | 2021
ISSN électronique 2276-3538

Reflections on language(s) and/on/in/through the web & people & vice versa- en français & in English

With/avec/by/par Jean-Pierre Balpe, Claire Larsonneur, Serge Bouchardon & Nohelia Meza, Saemmer Alexandra / Anna-Maria Wegekreuz, J R de Plume, Charlie Gere, Lou Sarabadzic, Janan Marasligil, and Annie Abrahams.

Toute l’œuvre d’Annie Abrahams consiste à expérimenter à travers la performance la communication numérique en mobilisant tous les types de langage possible pour contrecarrer les approches réductrices et essentialistes de la présence, de l’identité, de l’Autre et de la communication. Pour citer la contribution qu’on trouvera dans le présent numéro :

Je suis invisible, exotique, non identifiable, floue, trouble, changeante, grossière, vulgaire, rustre, crue, insolente, naïve, aliénée.

Je suis queer, hybride, complexe, malléable, pliable, souvent seule, silencieuse, distordue, déformée, subversive, solitaire.

Je suis parfois aussi abjecte, offensante, souvent incompréhensible et impolie.

Je parle une langue cassée, ma langue est bâtarde, bancale, tordue, tortue, torte, tortueuse.

Un e-tranger vit entre les cultures, est nulle part et partout à la fois.

Nous sommes des hommes traduits, complexes […]”

La revue Hybrid est une revue bilingue (français-anglais) portée par l’École Universitaire de Recherche ArTeC et publiée en ligne par les Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.

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“Alcho” a performative algorithm

July 1 19:30-21 CEST presentation by Annie Abrahams of Alcho a performative algorithm as part of the launch of the collective publication of Alchorisma.

Z33 and Constant invite you to this launch.
There will be three live interventions customized to the setting of the launch. Anne-Laure Buisson will present the Celtic Map of Trees, Annie Abrahams will present Alcho and there will be one surprise act!

If you missed the performance of Alcho and are interested, please read the meta-instructions and contact me privately to get a re-enactment.

My question: “Is it possible to create an algorithm that includes human behaviour, that evolves over time and in the process integrates aspects of the personalities of all the participating individuals?”
Because there are humans involved I thinks the project will probably turn out to be an erratic, iterative, evolving, experiential happening. I am interested in the written traces; in the written instruction sets, as markers of the evolving ‘Alcho’ processed through humans by writing and performing.

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Angry Women 2021

Angry Women 2021: two different 15 minute multilingual improvisational online performance on anger, with a Q&A at the end.

Friday June 25th 17h30 Booking is necessary.
Performance with: Alice Lenay, Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Christine Develotte, Colette Tron, Emmanuelle Gibello, Eugenia Cano, Jo Morrison, Karla Ptacek, Mansi Thapliyal, monica de ioanni, Sylvie Roques

Saturday June 26 20h00 Booking.
Performance with: Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Emmanuelle Gibello, Mansi Thapliyal, Sarah Hart, Shelly Quick, Susie Lamb

Angry Women is an artistic research project started in 2011:
*on remote communication and collaboration using anger as a pretext
*on female anger using webcam performances as a facilitator

The performance has been be prepared in a 90 min workshop a few days before. A “choir” full of individual voices and actions where there is room for solos, duos and silence, where group dynamics will be as important as the revelation of female anger and irritations. No rehearsals, but risks and trust and attention.

Bodies:On:Live – Magdalena:On:Line 2021,
the first Online Magdalena Festival, from 24 – 27 June 2021

Bodies:On:Live is affiliated with The Magdalena Project, a dynamic, intergenerational and cross-cultural network for women in contemporary theatre and performance. In 35+ years of activities, there have been over 100 Magdalena festivals and gatherings in more than 20 countries.

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Stof / Poussière / Dust

“stof” Nederlands with translation

Suzon Fuks made a video for “stof” the text I wrote for her “BE LIKE BODY—OBSOLETE #4” project. She asked 6 artists writers to responded to the questions:
How do we advance technology without giving up our sense of humanity?
What does it mean to become / be obsolete?

I am very happy to contribute to this beautiful interesting project with 5 other writers from very different cultural backgrounds and languages: Amaranta Osorio, Nasim Khosravi, Parvathy Baul, Ya-Ling Peng and Younghee Park. Their videos can be found here https://vimeo.com/suzon

For this project Suzon does a performance and made an e-book and audio track. The performance will happen on Sunday 27 June 2021, and will be followed by the artist talk with all six writers.
You have to book for the performance and talk onlinefestival.themagdalenaproject.org/be-like-body-obsolete-1
and onlinefestival.themagdalenaproject.org/6-writers

“Pousièrre” en français with translation

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Moving Paintings – Centre Pompidou expo

19/05 – 19/11 2021 Moving Paintings (1998) dans Sans Objet, exposition en ligne Centre Pompidou.
Commissaire Philippe Bettinelli.

Cette exposition en ligne regroupe neuf créations s’étendant des années 1990 – qui ont vu les premiers artistes du « net art » développer l’idée qu’un site internet pouvait-être une œuvre à part entière – jusqu’à nos jours. Elle propose d’explorer cette forme de la création numérique, qu’elle se construise en référence à l’histoire de la peinture ou en explorant la spécificité des outils numériques.

Avec les oeuvres de Miltos Manetas, Juha van Ingen, Annie Abrahams, Jan Robert Leegte, Carin Klonowski, Jonas Lund, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nicolas Sassoon et Claude Closky.

youwant.htm
movp.htm
bom.htm
but.htm
fond2.htm
fond3.htm
fond5.htm
fond6.htm
power.htm
rust.htm
help.htm

Moving-Paintings_1998_Annie-Abrahams

Moving-Paintings_1998_Annie-Abrahams. Surfing by intima / Igor Stromajer
net/art/surfing_20/05/2021_Firefox-88.0.1-64-bit_Win-10-Pro-20H2

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ELO 2021 Utterings

Utterings Performance: Supra Semiotics. 30 min.
May 25th 2021 20h Paris time.
Attunement: https://jaapblonk.bandcamp.com/album/antonin-artaud-by-jaap-blonk

from 3 min. on

Utterings Panel: Toward a Supra-Semiotic Telepresent Communication.
May 26th 2021 14h30 Paris time.
Members of our group will collectively discuss what we have pragmatically learned and experienced in our performance research thus far. During the panel we make a writing pad available, where the audience can collectively read and write their thoughts on utterings as a communication form. Utterings will join and continue the discussion on the writing pad in the last part of the panel.

panel starts at 5 min.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group whose members gather online and, while blindfolded, engage in utterings as communication. We want to create an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and feelings, above rationality. Put another way, we seek to develop a shared, experiential, supra-semiotic form of communication based on our ongoing performance history with each other. Michael Bakhtin’s concept of the “utterance event” as a node of intersection between lived, present-tense communication and atemporal, semiotic meaning has informed our research. Over the past year, we have enacted eight performances online “at” festivals “in” Nantes (France), Birmingham (UK), Linz (Austria), and London (UK).

Info and updates: https://utterings.hotglue.me/?elo

Utterings | Breathing. COVID E-lit exhibition. May 1st 2021 Opening.

ELO 2021 Conference and Festival: Platform (Post?) Pandemic
Workshops: 24-25 May, main conference 26-28 May 2021.

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COVID E-lit

COVID E-lit exhibition. May 1st 2021 Opening.
Included is Pandemic Encounter by Annie Abrahams and Breathing by Utterings.

Annie Abrahams | Pandemic Encounter.
Breathing is usually an unconscious process shared by all persons, but during the pandemic, it has become a common source of anxiety. This audio track exteriorizes the raw, raspy discomfort of our new reality. It mixes the artist’s respiration; computer-generated, distorted heartbeats; and a sound piece called “Silences” by Frans van Lent, which captures the silences of twenty artists from all around the world.

Utterings | Breathing.
Confronts the viewer with a “being” that is the result of an intricate, active, interlaced communicative structure in which both humans and machines are involved in a process of shared auditory exchange and attention. Through the mixing of six audio and video streams emerges an image of a phantom-like breathing, pulsating entity that thrives through affection, attention, glitches, delays and even voids.

Filed under: e-literature, Exhibition, Net art, networked performance, sound piece

4/11/18/04 Workshops We’re All Bats – utterings

Utterings on We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel

04/04 2021 Weaving Triggers
11/04 2021 ! {Tricks & Habits}
18/04 2021 Patatuning
5.00 – 6.30 pm UTC, workshop. Limited to 6 participants.
or join us for the performance
6.30 – 7.00 pm UTC. Free access to all.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me. More info.

Participants are invited to join, during 90 minutes, the members of the group in order to explore together dynamics of listening and improvising through voiced sound(s) as a means to weave a web of interrelated expressions in a communication system. The workshops will be guided and each one culminating in a 30minute public performance

Utterings is a networked performance and research group. Engaging in utterings as communication, they build on solo’s, duo’s, chorals and silence while blindfolded and connected at a distance, attempting to go beyond borders and closures created by language.

UTTERINGS is a networked performance and research group composed of Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

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Upcoming / ongoing

  • May 24 – August 2, Séparation in Afterflash exhibition, ELO’s The NEXT
  • 24-28/08 Constallationz : la matinale, 3 émissions radio, Résidence Espace Gantner, Bourogne.
  • 19/05 – 19/11 2021 Moving Paintings (1998), Sans Objet, Centre Pompidou.
  • PWEM, Art was only a substitute for the Internet, The Wrong Biennial, 2021-2022.
  • Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué and Daniel Pinheiro – ongoing
  • End of 2021 Distant Feelings with Daniel Pinheiro – yearly reconnexion

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