net art, video, performance

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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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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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

WOMAN E-LIT

On March 30 6pm Paris time I will present #Crossroads…, a short intervention in WOMAN E-LIT, 10th anniversary of the Electronic Literature Lab x Women’s History Month.

Organisation Dene Grigar.
To register or learn more, email dgrigar@wsu.edu.

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Flash re-Generations … ?

Reading/performing of Separation / Séparation (2003)
New Years Eve, 19h15 CET in
A Toast to the Flash Generation.
Besides celebrating the end of an important creative period and showcasing the wonderful Flash e-lit collected by the Electronic Literature Organization in its Repository, this event also intends to document the flash poetry, narratives, & essays for posterity.

December 31, 2020
10 a.m.-5 p.m. PST
(7 p.m. – 2 a.m. CET)

Hosted by Dene Grigar, Director, Electronic Literature Lab; Digital Preservationist, Electronic Literature Organization.

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Corona Corona Corona

Deux/two extracts of un poème multiligue
https://internetexploreur.com/corona-corona-corona

Other d’autres text(e)s by me on sur Internetexploreur

I used Midst, a software made by Annelyse Gelman to produce this text.
We hold no particular aesthetic allegiance, but we believe that poetry is a process, a way of thinking in language, engaging with language, attending to language. Poems are events. Poems are for everyone.

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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

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(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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#PEAE published in ebr

It touches on my inability, unwillingness to categorize my work and where that leads.

Published: Abrahams, Annie. “#PEAE Participative Ethology in Artificial Environments”, Electronic Book Review, May 3, 2020.

Pondering on my relation to electronic literature / e-lit for the eloCork 2019 conference, where is was invited, I was surprised to discover how strong that was. My interest for text and translation has pervaded my all over, what? … networked practice …
I am happy that the article that resulted from the venture has been published in the Electronic book Review. (thanks eo-Cork and ebr) My only regret is that I didn’t mention my ongoing e-stranger – What language does to you or not. – project.


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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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