net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Meeting Outranspo

Outranspo (Ouvroir de translation potencial) is a motley group of multilingual translators, writers, researchers and musicians who joyously devote themselves to creative approaches to translation. More information here.

Last Friday they invited me to one of their monthly online meetings.

I did a short introduction to my from estranger to e-stranger book (available as .pdf and as paperback), read some fragments from it and then we went to the ReadingClub.

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First session : 10 minutes – 3 authors – colors.
Result:
Galvin <3, Mistère and a Volga boatman
http://readingclub.fr/pad/58de383953621f374d000003

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Second session : 10 minutes – 3 authors –  no colors.
Result:
Kein …. recul, keine Ablösragung
http://readingclub.fr/pad/58de3a6553621f374d00000

Outranspo discovered how, in this interface, an imposed limited number of characters influences the collective reading / writing experience. In the ReadingClub you have to erase to continue to write – in the ReadingClub you are collaborating and fighting at the same time.

Afterwards Chris remarked: “It changes how we relate to writing in time. Instead of seeing writing as an end result you can see it as a permanent present.”
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(: Outranspo told me I am Outranspo by anticipation. :)

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poésie numérique – OPP*

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Retour sur la Master class Poésie numérique (2 nov. 2016) sur le site de lr2l.

Enregistrement sur mixcloud. 1:44:09.

.pdf de la preparation du masterclass
.pdf avec des liens vers les textes produits

Quelques phots :

*OPP = OpenSourcePedagogy

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Ecrire avec un apparatus

Ecrire avec… Master class par Annie Abrahams
2 nov. 2016.
RIRRA21, l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 en partenariat avec LR livre et lecture.

.pdf de la preparation du masterclass (open source pedagogy)
.pdf avec des liens vers les textes produits

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Je ne m’exprime pas sur qu’est-ce que c’est la poésie électronique, numérique etc. Vous êtes écrivains, poètes, étudiants intéressées. Ça me suffit, vous écrirez à partir de votre idée de la poésie. Et puisque vous écrirai ensemble dans / avec un même apparatus nous aurons un mélange d’approches, un métissage, une hybridation. Vous ne serez pas le seul auteur. Il faut inventer des nouvelles langages (plusieurs fois) pour comprendre les possibilités et la radicalité de l’écriture en ligne tel que je la comprends. Extrait du texte de préparation d’Annie Abrahams.

Retour sur la Master class Poésie numérique sur le site de lr2l (déc 2016).

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ECRIRE AVEC – workshop

Le RIRRA21 de l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, en partenariat avec LR livre et lecture, organise 2 jours consacrés à la poésie numérique à Montpellier, les 2 et 3 novembre 2016.
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Mercredi 2 novembre 2016 
9h30-12h / 14h-17h
Ecrire avec…
Master class
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estez la poésie numérique avec Annie Abrahams
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Site Saint-Charles, Salle 102.

Je ne m’exprime pas sur qu’est-ce que c’est la poésie électronique, numérique etc. Vous êtes écrivains, poètes, étudiants intéressées. Ça me suffit, vous écrirez à partir de votre idée de la poésie. Et puisque vous écrirai ensemble dans / avec un même apparatus nous aurons un mélange d’approches, un métissage, une hybridation. Vous ne serez pas le seul auteur.
Il faut inventer des nouvelles langages (plusieurs fois) pour comprendre les possibilités et la radicalité de l’écriture en ligne tel que je la comprends. Extrait du texte de préparation Annie Abrahams 25 10 2016.

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wishes / voeux – hypertext now

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Yesterday Oliwia Blawat included my piece wishes / voeux from 1999 in Ipertestualmente.org her space for hypertext based art. (thanks Oliwia)
She writes on her research :  In my opinion hypertext is a complex structure built from nodes connected by hyperlinks that can be both textual and visual.It is a basic element of www and also of net art works (but not all of them). Hypertext consists in multiple number of links, it is only a framework that can exist both with data and without. The biggest problem of hypertext is that in the presence of complicated structure the content becomes less important and sometimes hypertext is difficult to read because the frame takes over data.

 

“The frame takes over the data?” and content becomes less important? Maybe that’s the way you can look at it now but at the time all was data, and all was content. It was often exactly the way content and form intertwined that made a lot of us interested in creating hypertext. (I remember for instance having the impression that I could finally experiment with representing “thought”.)
Also in new browsers some content became simply invisible  : onmouseover=”self.status=’to start over again without continually facing the humiliations of prejudice’; return true”,  ‘popups’ are often not allowed and hypertext on cellphones simply isn’t ergonomic. It’s not the same anymore. In 1999 we thought about human beings on the other side of the network, now we think in terms of information, likes and data flows.

In Dec. 2009 in Artistic Textual and Performative Paths in New Media Correlations: An Interview with Annie Abrahams by Evelin Stermitz, published in Hz #14, I talked about my first experiment in collectif writing like this :

 This first collective writing project was a collection of wishes, that I proposed to “stocker, déposer, entreposer, deposit, lodge, gardienage, mise en forme, entretien, surveillance, keeping, conservation, maintenance, caring, storage, stock, shaping”. Some of these wishes were chosen to be html-ized either by me or by other volunteering net artists like [anachroma], Takuji Kogo, Tiia Johannson, Christophe Desgouttes, Elise Lefevre, Ted Warnel, Mildred Pierce or Tamara Lai. As html-izing at the time was writing code, this htm-lizing was the second writing layer of the project. A third existed in the possibility to write a personal email, unseen by the others, to an unknown wishing person.

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Detail of the complete collection of wishes / voeux, presented as a digital print 148cm x 148 cm in Training for a Better World, exposition CRAC LR, Sète. 28/10/2011 – 01/01/2012.

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ReadingClub – unaussprechbarlich

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Ein online kollektives Schreibexperiment über
Die Schwierigkeiten und Freuden von Deutschlernen
mit
Igor Stromajer, Sandra Sarala, Helen Varley Jamieson und Annie Abrahams.

Das Publikum kann dieses poetische Battle live anschauen und kommentieren.
Klicken Sie bitte am 21. November ein bisschen vor 21 Uhr auf das Websitelink http://readingclub.fr.

Im Rahmen von Unaussprechbarlich, einem Forschungsprojekt, einer Website und einer Performanceserie von Annie Abrahams und Helen Varley Jamieson, wo die Künstlerinnen die eigene Dynamik von Sprachen erforschen und der Frage nachgehen, wie stark das, was wir unsere Kultur nennen, durch die Sprache geprägt ist.

Unaussprechbarlich wird ermöglicht durch eine Residenz in der Villa Walberta und die Unterstützung des Kulturreferats der LH München. Externer Berater : Horst Konietzny.

You can join us in the ethereal weirdness of our non-native finger-activated tongues” Sandra Sarala

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ReadingClub – Potential ?

Conclusion? Potentiel? ReadingClub?

– FR L’interface du ReadingClub n’est pas apte au développement d’un contenu, à faire co-écrire un texte. Par contre il facilite des courtes batailles où les idées frappent et reçoivent et obtiennent une résilience ou pas et permet des expérimentations des formes poétiques aux esprits vagabonds, à un cerveau multiple. AA. Août 2015.

– ENG The interface of the ReadingClub is not for developping content, for co-creating a text. But it excels in facilitating short fights where ideas kick, recieve and proove resilience, or not and it allows poetical form experiments for wandering minds, for a multiple mind.” AA. August 2015.

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Not Texts.

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The Age of Earthquakes – A guide to the Extreme Present by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist “imitates” McLuhan’s approach in The Medium is the Massage and was much criticized because precisely it is a book, that looks back instead of forward – David L. Ulin L.A.Times, and because it’s not serious writing. M.H. Miller goes as far as saying that the authors have no actual skills in his Artnews article called Disaster Writing: New Book By Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist Wreaks Havoc on Original Thought. This resonates with a lot of reactions to my online collaborative writing experiments started in 1999. “The results are not texts.” people said and still say.

Shame.

I started working online in 1996 because I thought that by using hypertext I could come closer to showing something about what was going on in my brain than by using anything else. My brain isn’t functioning in a linear way, if I don’t constrain it to do so. I loved the concept of the network, of the simultaneously existing parts, the multiple pathways inside, the way I could simulate and imagine a thought hopping through it without controlling where it went. This was new at the time, but we quickly grew accustomed to using the internet in our daily internet lives and aren’t even aware anymore of it’s original power. But in the mean time I saw the appreciation of the lingering mind changing and this book is a voice for its complex character.

But why do I like it as a book? It historizes what otherwise would stay ephemeral – a profile through a possible multiple voice. And of course it remembers me of my own book from estranger to e-stranger – living in between languages, that is constructed in a similar way.

To better understand what the resulting texts of my collaborative online writing experiments “do” I started reading them aloud and using them in performances. Maybe, Martina and I, we could use The Age of Earthquakes as the basic text for one of our upcoming besides, performances.

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Kaj misliš s tem? / What do you mean? – sound piece

Sound piece after : On April 17th 2014 there was a performance Kaj misliš s tem? / What do you mean? at Kult3000, Metelkova, Ljubljana, with Annie Abrahams, Martina Rusham, Jana Wilcoxen and Chantal van Mourik.

Annie, Jana, Chantal and Martina wrote text, using only their mothertongue, about their experience of living in a country where they couldn’t speak their monthertongue and had to learn a new language. They used a shared textpad. They translated their text phrase by phrase via Google in Slovenian. The Slovenian text was fed to Alpineon’s TTS software made by Proteus and diffused live to the performance public. Brane Zorman recorded this sound.

Yet another translation into English gave a poem called You have to accept (a FEW times). New language that you can find here.

The soundpiece was presented in the exhibition Mie lahkoo pomagate ? (can you help me ?) from 21 October to 7 November 2014 in Aksioma Project Space, in Ljubljana. Production CONA.

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#ReadingClub #Cona #LaurieAnderson

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April 7th 21:00H CET
online Reading Club based on a song text by Laurie Anderson.

Live sound by Brane Zorman (streaming Cona).

With Anna Friz, Canadian sound and radio artist, BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica), Aleksandra Gruden visual artist and Andrej Hrvatin sound recordist and musician.

Produced with Cona institute for contemporary arts processing in Ljubljana.

Archives : http://readingclub.fr/pad/5333fc96b0906911560000fd (soon also video with sound available)

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Want to know a bit more about the project?
Article : In the Reading Club, reading is not unthought Annick Rivoire interviewed Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez about their project, which experiments with an active, participatory, collaborative and performative reading on the Internet.


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Upcoming

* 29/07 6-7.30 pm CET #NeWWWorlDisorder broadcast performance on facebook and the Third Space Network.
* 12/10 18h Qu’est-ce et pourquoi agency art ? conférence, festival Mèq, hTh, Montpellier.
* 28/10 L’entrelangue à trois, Espace o25rjj, Loupian.
* 2-5/11 Distant Feeling(s) #4, Mobile Utopia conference, Lancaster University.
* 4-9/12 Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand Résidence Labo NRV Subsistances Lyon.

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