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Annie Abrahams

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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#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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The Machinic Author

Our article The machinic author has been published in the Journal of Creative Writing Studies in a special Issue: Creative Making As Creative Writing.

… an artists’ statement that situates the work in feminist materiality (Barad) Kathi Berens.

The author is this intra-action itself. The author is not “dead” as such. He has just changed his nature. The machinic author reveals herself as queer.

Abrahams, Annie and Guez, Emmanuel (2019) ““The machinic author” Artist’s Statement: The Reading Club”, Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 4: Iss.1, Article 8. ISSN: 2474-2937.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol4/iss1/8

“We take the Reading Club as an example for how nowadays reading and writing is entangled with machines and software. A real-time language game with a humorously competitive character becomes, through a public act of constructing and deconstructing sense, a creative apparatus. This literary “machine” does not write itself, but makes authors write text in a conversational space full of meanings and emotions. It is a kind of human text generator that challenges the idea of creation and where the authors are, at best, co-creators. Appearing in the 1960s, the “death of the author,” who is not really one, is actually the awareness of the emergence of the machinic author.”

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#PEAE – Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club – eloCork

J.R. Carpenter, Annie Abrahams and Andy Campbell eloCork
Q&A with J.R. Carpenter and Andy Campbell (photo Leonardo Flores – merci)

Recently I did 2 talks at eloCork.
The first #PEAE (Participatif Ethology in Artificial Environments) was about my relation to electronic literature and my struggles defining my artworks.
In the second Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club, I describe how I became to consider the Reading Club as an example of a diffractive reading practice.

#PEAE, Annie Abrahams, Artist presentation. 15/07/2019
Artists: Forum 1 (12 – 1.30pm), Forum 1A Boole Lecture Theatre 3.
Chair: Andrew Klobucar (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Preparation Peae.pdf 10 pages 1.6 Mo

Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club, Annie Abrahams, Paper presentation. 16/07/2019
Short Papers: Section 2 (3.30 – 5.00pm), Section 2B [Re]shaping students, teachers, readers. O’Rahilly Building 156.
Chair: Diogo Marques (University of Coimbra)
Preparation Diffractive.pdf 7 pages 1.2 Mo

15-17/07 The Electronic Literature Organisation Conference and Media Arts Festival In Cork. (Thanks for the elo bursary.)
Download the programme and book of abstracts of the conference. .pdf

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a pretty pathetic

On the 20th of June 2019 at 3:30pm (UTC+01:00) during my talk with/in languages – a pretty pathetic @ the Language INTER Networks conference in Lancaster, I danced to Lou Sarabadzic‘s reading of an extract of Hito Steyerl’s International Disco Latin.
The text of my talk with/in languages – a pretty pathetic is now available in ZeTMaG numéro 4.2 Langu(ag)e(s)-(E)Space(s).

Conference report by Erika Fülöp in Authors and the World.

ZeTMaG, Temporary Zones of Expression, is an open collective non-commercial artistic “organization”, dedicated to experimental creation. Other works by: Jean-Pierre Balpe, Canan Marasligil, Gracia Bejjan, Lou Sarabadzic, Qianxun Chen, Eugenio Tissell, Tanja Vujinovic, Chris Joseph, Natasha Boskic and Mohamad Kebbewar, Mary McDonald, Mez Breeze and Alexandra Saemmer.

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About all things languages of all sorts

June 20, 8:15pm Lancaster time (9:15 Paris time)
lingagens an online ReadingClub ***** session. Duration 20 min.
Lai-TzeFan, Sören Pold and Andréa Catrópa will rearite a text originally written by Erika Fülöp.

To join connect to readingclub.fr on the 20th and wait for the performance to start. You can comment, ask questions and discuss the reariting via the chat window. The logfile of the chatwindow will be archived alongside the cinematographic recording of the lingagens session.

The reariting will be projected live as a part of lingagens: a performance by me (Annie Abrahams) at the The Gregson Centre in the frame of the Language INTER Networks conference at the Lancaster University.

Also on the 20th at 3:30pm (UTC+01:00) I will give a talk named with/in languages – a pretty pathetic.
The complete schedule of the conference here.

*****

* The Reading Club is an online collective reading and writing project started by Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez in 2013.
More information:
http://readingclub.fr/info/
– The ReadingClub nominated for the Netbased Award 2018 of H3K Basel. April 2018.
– Included in Electronic Literature Collection volume 3, Cambridge Massachusetts. ISSN: 1932-2016, February 2016
– Pop’lab, n°14, décembre 2014. Download PDF file. 20 pages.
In the Reading Club, reading is not unthought. Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez interviewed by Annick Rivoire, furtherfield. 24-10-2013.
– Included in the show Erreur d’Impression, publier à l’ère du numérique, Jeu de Paume, Paris. Curator Alessandro Ludovico. November 2013.

Filed under: Conference / lecture, e-literature, Languages, networked performance, Performance, , , , , ,

Ours Lingages – Documentation

Ours Lingages
Performance by
Annie Abrahams concept, script, reading, singing

with
Daniel Pinheiro computing, dancing, singing, video editing
Isabel Costa dancing, reading
Igor Stromajer {0§n–3¦é×F= Miá†} soundpoem in Portuguese
Outranspo – Lily Robert-Foley, Camille Bloomfield and Jonathan Baillehache reawriting
Jan de Weille reawriting
Rui Torres translation
Helen Varley Jamieson tchat queen
Anna Tolkacheva live video capturing
Public volunteers holding Isabel Costa upside down
All breathing

21/07 2017 10.15 PM, Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória, Porto,
Electronic Literature Organisation conference ELO 2017.

Announcement

Script .pdf

We nooses tous des bastardi elettronici che usano lingue globali cinematographic archive of the readingclub session.

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Ours Lingages

21/07 2017 10.15 PM Performance Ours Lingages
Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória, Porto.
during the Electronic Literature Organisation conference ELO 2017
Annie Abrahams featured artist
invited by Rui Torres and Sandy Baldwin

Performance in collaboration with Daniel Pinheiro, Isabel Costa, Igor Stromajer, Outranspo (Lily Robert-Foley, Camille Bloomfield, Jonathan Baillehache), Jan de Weille, Rui Torres, Helen Varley Jamieson,  Anna Tolkacheva and the readingclub.

Ours Lingages = a script – online poetry, language learning tools and collective writing + code + voice + dance + text + singing and a blindfold – unrehearsed.

You are welcome online for the associated session of the readingclub, where Helen is expecting you. Duration 30 min. For the complete performance you will have to be in Porto.

alienated

Ours Lingages. The internet is my language mother. I speak with a voice that’s not my own, I speak in other voices, not my voice. We are all e-strangers, all nomads that use globish bastard languages. We are the alienated translated (wo)men in-between code and emotion, in-between our wish to be visible and our longing for intimacy. L’entre-deux = void. Can’t we be “with” instead?
Translation is a joy as long as you can accept the imperfections of the result, are willing to learn, to spend time, to pay attention, to take risks and to accept your own incompleteness and glitches. Translation is always failing, faulty, it’s a source for confusion … and discovery. It opens a third language; another in-between, and then a fourth and … Better take nothing for granted and play with it. Be the one not looking at what something is, but at what something can do.
You have to accept (a FEW times). A few times. New language. Let’s try to be “with”.

Documentation – video etc.

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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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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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