net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Tāctus ADAF, utterings performance & Distant Movements workshop+performance.

21/10 19h Paris time, in length we find release, 60 min. Utterings performance.

24/10 15h Paris time, Distant Movements, 90 min. workshop + performance. Registration closed, but you can join us here for our performance, 17h Paris time, 6pm Athens time.

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Performing Alchorithms – IUR

Recently I posted a short article Performing Alchorithms? on the website of the Institute of Unnecessary Research* founded by Anna Dumitriu in 2004.

In the article I explain the background of the invitation to participate in a private Alcho performing session. Alcho = Performing Alchorithms = Sharing processes through evolving protocols.

In Alcho** Annie Abrahams asks: 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 Annie thinks the project will probably turn out to be an erratic, iterative, evolving, experiential happening.

While at the start I was interested in the evolving of a performance when treated as an algorithm executed by humans, this interest later moved to the written traces; to the written instruction sets, as markers of the evolving Alcho processed through humans by writing and performing.

Choreography/algorithm by Naoto Hieda*** after Alcho performance during the Alchorisma**** platform presentation 01/07/21

Do you also want to experience Alcho? Contact me privately and I will also perform for you.

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* The Institute of Unnecessary Research, or IUR as it is often known, presents a new paradigm in the way artists are engaging with the world through trans-disciplinary arts practices. Part arts collective, part think tank, the IUR is a global hub for researchers and artists working experimentally, and deeply engaged with curiosity-driven research.

** Alcho has originally been developped with RYBN during Alchorisma: a work-session organised by Z33 and Constant in December 2018.

*** Naoto Hieda lately wrote about Best Practices in Contemporary Dance a queer form of conversation between technology and bodies.

**** Alchorisma alludes to the relationships between algorithms, charisma, rhythm, alchemy and karma. It looks at integrating cosmogenetic views with the charisma surrounding technology, at ways to infect existing algorithmic models with ideologies that acknowledge the importance of co-existence with non-human entities.

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An Experience of Angry Women

An Experience of Angry Women (published on the Magdalena website and on the festival website) is the text Shelly Quick wrote about her experience of participating in my workshop Angry Women and the subsequent performing at the Bodies:On:Live Festival. I am very happy with her feedback. Thank you Shelly!

… Kind of like sticking a sliver under the audience’s skin, giving them something to worry at for some time to come…

…Performing in Angry Women doesn’t/didn’t solve anything, and that, as one of my co-performers pointed out, wasn’t really the point. It has changed something though, at least for me…

...I wanted to be involved in this festival: I wanted to see what could be done with theatre online. What could be done by women, many of them of a certain age, non-digital natives, who were daring to say, “We will not be silenced by these circumstances, we will find a way to keep putting our work out there. Our work is important and deserves this attention.”…

More information on the Angry Women (2011 – ongoing) project here.

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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.

Filed under: Articles / Texts, Collective writing, networked performance, Performance, , , , , ,

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 Info.
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 Info.
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.

Angry Women #1 https://youtu.be/rxKUsb_fnEM
Angry Women #2 https://youtu.be/kgjDf1lf6yw

Filed under: Conference / lecture, networked performance, Performance, , , ,

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.

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Moving-Paintings_1998_Annie-Abrahams

Moving-Paintings_1998_Annie-Abrahams. Surfing by intima / Igor Stromajer
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