net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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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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

Filed under: e-literature

(Un)Distance ELOrlando

logo (un)distance

An ELOrlando 2020: Virtual Edition Panel.
Friday July 17, 1pm EDT, 19h Paris time.

A videorecording of the event here.
Log file of the zoom chat here.

You can download the framapad as a .pdf – saved on July 17 21H Paris time.

What does it mean to be together apart? How can we create and share ideas from an (un)distance?
In this experimental panel we will explore the topic “(un)distance” as a way to b(e/r)ing us together and to share ideas over various (di)stances and (di)scourses. We will center around  long-distance writing practices, and will self-reflexively discuss how effective on-line community discussion works.

You could have participated watching the video conference while at the same time joining in a collaborative reariting on a framapad.
If you click on the clock icon topright in the framapad you can see a cinamatographic image of the reawriting – a historique dynamique.

The framapad is a site for your thoughts and longer discussions, for questioning/commenting/digressing/feeding and disturbing the (un)distance elo panel before, during and after its effectuation.

two snapshots of the reariting in framapad

The panel will be moderated by Annie Abrahams and Anna Nacher on zoom, Deena Larsen and Johannah Rodgers in the framapad.
The panel participants are Eugenio Tisselli, Kirill Azernyy, Renee Carmichael, and Roderick Coover.

more about the panelists:

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“HUG” in the Nieuwstraat Festival.

My score
HUG:
When walking somewhere in the street
Just stop and stand still
Put your arms around yourself and hug yourself.
When you feel comforted you may continue your walk.

Has been performed with scores from 19 other artists in The Nieuwstraat Festival that took place on June 20, 2020, between sunrise and midnight. The Nieuwstraat is an average street in the center of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.. The performances were performed by volunteers, unannounced and without explanation.

Written reactions from the performers of HUG is all that is archived of this piece.

The Nieuwstraat Festival fits in a series of Unnoticed Art Festivals organised by Frans van Lent.

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Revisiting “Separation / Séparation”.

Ania Szremski* wrote about my 18 year old interactive poem for the New York based 4Columns website. During the spread of corona 4Columns continued to write on art and commissioned writing that addresses specifically works of culture that are still available in the public sphere, in one guise or another.

Revisiting the net artist’s Flash poem Separation / Séparation:

You must click repeatedly on the pale-yellow field of a pop-up window to get the narrative to unspool, word by word, its story of pain, the lament of one suffering body being taken over by another, demanding, unfeeling one. The suffering seems to be caused by the melding of human and computer, but it’s not totally clear who is suffering.

in Separation / Séparation, Abrahams anticipates our impatient behaviors and both goads us into them, so we become conscious of these automatic operations, and induces us to comport ourselves differently, to adopt a gentler attitude in front of the poor pounded-on computer.

That escape comes easiest through technology, but not here: Abrahams bars the door to fugitive, algorithmic reprieve.

Ania Szremski is the managing editor of 4Columns. From 2011–15, she was the chief curator of Townhouse, a nonprofit contemporary art space in Cairo, Egypt; she was also a founding editor of Mada Masr, Egypt’s premiere platform for independent, progressive journalism. She is a recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

ps I found the Italian translation in a powerpoint version + plus the article that relates the difficulties of recreating a flash piece without sources.

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Open Publishing Fest – reariting

On Wednesday Mai 27th 21h Paris time (CEST) the group Constallationss* proposes a Reariting** session during the Open Publishing Fest***  (OPF May 18-29)
The session will last 90 min and takes a text related to the book Thought in the Act by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi as its starting point.

If you want to rearite with us on the 27th, please write to Annie bram.org@gmail.com or Alix alixdesaubliaux@gmail.com to reserve your place.
Info : https://constallationss.hotglue.me/?OPF

reariting a method to think together

The session will start with a 10 min long explanation and attunement on zoom.
Then the participants will go to a collective writing pad where they will find a link to the selected text that they start reading individually. On the pad they write their notes, reflexions, questions, digressions – the ones through the others – and react to those of the others.
After one hour of reariting we will shortly reconnect in zoom to discuss the process.

this is not about producing a text together, but about using reariting as a technique to think through a text together.

*Constallationss is an online art / research group started in 2018 by Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux and Pascale Barret. In 2020 Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski and Gwendoline Samidoust joined. The group uses the internet, challenges and surprises as tools for what Annie called contemporary net art, Pascale a non-binary inclusive laboratory, and Alix performative and collaborative explorations. Their methodology: constallations.hotglue.me/?methodologie

**Reariting manifests itself as a facilitator for a diffractive, distributed intelligence on-the-fly, creating text and relational patterns that do not depend on canons. It generates creative and unexpected “outcomes”. These are, in my opinion, not so much the texts produced, as the “diffractive moments” experienced by the reariters.
( https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/diffractive-1.pdf )

***Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models. Held over two weeks in May, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.

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Pandemic Encounters

On Saturday, May 23rd, 12pm ET-US – 18h CEST Paris time I will be participating in
Pandemic Encounters
Pandemic Encounters is a Networked Performance Installation by Paul Sermon in collaboration with Randall Packer, Gregory Kuhn, the Third Space Network and Leonardo Laser talks.

Other action-performers: Clarissa Almeida (Brazil), Roberta Buiani(Canada), Andrew Denton (New Zealand), Bhavani Esapathi (UK), Tania Fraga (Brazil), Satinder Gill (US), Birgitta Hosea (UK), Charles Lane (US), Ng Wen Lei (Singapore), Marilene Oliver (Canada), Serena Pang (Singapore), Daniel Pinheiro (Portuga), Olga Remneva (Russia), Toni Sant (UK), Rejane Spitz (Brazil), Atau Tanaka (UK)

If you want to assist online you have to register :
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pandemic-encounters

excited to work with layering … as a place to connect (or not)

This is the soundfile I prepared:

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Open Publishing Fest – licriture

20 mai 21h CEST Constallationss / Licriture.
Une séance de licriture (reariting)* avec le groupe constallationss sur un texte en rapport avec le livre Pensée en Acte d’Erin Manning et Brian Massumi.
Durée 90 min.
Dans le cadre de Open Publishing Fest.** (regardez le programme – il y a plein d’éventements intéressants entre le 18 et le 29 mai)

Venez licrire avec nous le 21 mai
Il y aura de la place pour 12 personnes
Réservation obligatoire. Message à Annie bram.org@gmail.com ou Alix alixdesaubliaux@gmail.com

La session licriture commencera avec une explication et un accordage de 10 minutes. Ensuite, les participant.e.s se rendront sur un framapad où ells trouveront un lien vers le texte, qu’ells commencent à lire individuellement. Sur le pad ells rédigeront leurs notes, réflexions et digressions les unes pêle-mêle parmi les autres et ells réagiront à celles des autres participant.e.s. Après une heure de licriture, nous nous reconnecterons pour discuter du processus.
Il ne s’agit pas de produire un texte ensemble, mais d’utiliser la licriture comme une technique pour mettre la pensée en commun.

*Reariting (licriture) manifests itself as a facilitator for a diffractive, distributed intelligence on-the-fly, creating text and relational patterns that do not depend on canons. It generates creative and unexpected “outcomes”. These are, in my opinion, not so much the texts produced, as the “diffractive moments” experienced by the reariters.
( https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/diffractive.pdf )

** Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models. Held over two weeks in May, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.

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Upcoming

  • 08/10 16h Distant Movements at NODE 20, Frankfurt am Main. Invited by Naoto Hieda.
  • 09/10-12/12 The Big Kiss dans Melting Point*, expo Bel Ordinaire, Pau.
  • 18h30 – 18h55 London time. Nov. 20 and 27, and Dec 4 Utterings on We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel.
  • Ongoing Constallationss

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