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Annie Abrahams

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

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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Vous êtes ICI – Mozilla Hub exposition.

25 nov. – 22 déc. “Vous êtes ICI“, expo sur Mozilla Hub, Arthotèque, Saint-Priest.

le curateur fait la visite guidée (mardi’s le soir)

Vous êtes ICI est une exposition qui réunit les récits interactifs de Olia Lialina et Jean Le Gac, les monochromes incarnés de Raphael Rozendaal et Yves Klein, La douceur humaine de Annie Abrahams et Djamel Tatah, Les reprises endiablées de Alexei Shulgin et Ophélie Demurger, les compositions surréalistes de Nicolas Frespech et Mimmo Rotella et les visages magiques de Seumboy Vrainom et Gaelle Loth.
Combinaisons savamment orchestrées par le curateur Valentin Godard.

Permanence : tous les mercredis de 17h à 18h.
Visite guidée : les mardis soirs à 18h30 (inscription nécessaire par mail, à l’adresse suivante : artotheque@mairie-saint-priest.fr). Je conseille !

pendant le vernissage nous avons dansé avec Demurger sur Shulgin.

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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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Distant Feeling(s) #7, Dec 7th. 2019 – archives

screen capture of Distant Feeling(s) #7

After the performance of Dec. the 7th Daniel Pinheiro formulated some interesting thoughts on the project itself since its origin in 2015: https://landproject.tumblr.com/post/189710009054/df7

It is not a proposition for a revolution nor a resolution for an evident relational crisis, it is an experience on connectivity and its fundamentals.

Distant Feeling(s) #7: Our annual re-activation of Distant Feeling(s)*.
Once again we shared time together, online, without speaking and with our eyes closed.

Distant Feeling(s) #7 happened through a video-conferencing session in zoom** on Saturday Dec. 7th 6:00 – 6:15 PM GMT+1 (Paris time).

Online.
Open to all.
Duration 15 min.

A silent, yet sentient, relational encounter. A telematic embrace where nothing seems to happen and where the lack of action is precisely its potential for fighting alienation. We are performing absentia within the network, while the network is functioning.
We research togetherness through the Internet as a way to counter its fallacy which drives the (im)possibility of collective strength.
Can we find novelty in an already established system, and act from within, towards (an)other purpose(s)?

* Distant Feeling(s) is a project by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro. More information bram.org/distantF and landproject.tumblr.com

** If you want to join you need to install the zoom application on your device. Free download from https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting and connect to 5 min before the performance starts.

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Méthodologie / Methodology V1 – Constallations

Method fleur style.

.pdf fr & .pdf Eng

La méthodologie Constallations sert à aborder des constellations, peu importe leur nature, par l’installation d’une procédure collective. C’est une méthode de mise en mouvement, qui emprunte aux étoiles ses chemins indéterminés.

What must be put into play to make Constallations appear?
Conditions – Necessary attitude – Tools – Protocol
Why write a methodology, a “how to”?
Why would it be important to describe the Constallations methodology?

Each session is always also a gesture of love. Intuition, intellect and machines blend together and create an affect. The path fantasized by the one who organizes, the one who desires, becomes a labyrinth of encounters, bifurcations, digressions, a pure sensory juice of entanglement. The research is done with a benevolence that is inseparable from it: without kindness nothing would emerge.

https://constallations.hotglue.me/?methodologie

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Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands

Nice to find out my work Being Human (1997 – 2007) is part of the Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands, yes!
With among others Michel Waisvisz, Martine Neddam, Peter Struycken, JODI, Peter Luining, Jan Robert Leegte, Steina, Jeffrey Shaw …

The Digital Canon was compiled by LIMA media art platform in 2018, in collaboration with Josephine Bosma, Martijn van Boven, Annet Dekker, Sandra Fauconnier and Jan Robert Leegte.
The primary objective of the project is to add these digital works to the collective cultural memory and to fuel the discussion about the selection and preservation of digital art. 

Experts from the field of digital culture selected twenty of the most prominent and influential works made on Dutch soil by artists who lived or worked here over a long period of time.

Being Human is the name of a collection of dynamic, interlinked, net specific works in which Annie Abrahams explores the possibilities and limits of online communication.

Digital Canon artist Annie Abrahams is excited to see the work of Michel Waisvisz on www.digitalcanon.nl. Read her personal statement about his iconic 1984 work The Hands below: “It was so nice to see Michel Waisvisz in the Digital Canon. When I was still studying biology (end seventies) I saw several performances by him (in Middelburg with Moniek Toebosch and in the Apollohuis in Eindhoven with, I think, Paul Panhuyzen). It might have been my first experience with art outside the context of an official museum. I loved the freedom, the possibilities to mix different art domains (and technology), the improvisations and Michel’s relation to the stage and his instruments. In hindsight I think this contributed largely in me going to an art school a few years later.” – Annie Abrahams

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#nfcdab

I want / Je veux / Ik wil – net art
Watch, misschien zie je wel iets – protocol
Two pieces for

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Near Enough?3rd near-field communication digital art biennale, #nfcdab
5-12 August,
Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.
Opening: Sunday 2pm on 05-08-2018

#nfcdab is a do-it-youself or do-it-with-others? digital art biennale that travels on wireless technologies, light waves and electromagnetic fields to access content. The idea of the biennale is to take advantage of the potential of near-field (mis)communication and other sharing technologies for making web-based digital art accessible in outdoors settings to slack-keep presence.

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Entanglements and glitches.

Disentangling the Entanglements is an article by Randall Packer, Associate Professor of Networked Art at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore, about my upcoming performance with  Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Hương Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer on the first day of the symposium The Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium 29-31 March 2018, that he organises.

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Technical tests  Jan. 2018

negotiate ideas together in order to achieve a result that’s not just one person’s problem, one person’s effort, but it’s the effort of a group of people solving a problem collectively.

Please visit the Symposium Website for more information and to register online.

On the 29th of March, Randall Packer will open the symposium and introduce the theme of the day: Being & Connectedness in Telematic Spaces. Then there is a keynote by Maria Chatzichristodoulou, who is associate professor in Performance and New Media at the London South Bank University. We follow with our performance called Online En-semble – Entanglement Training. And at the end there will be a discussion between all the participants and the online and on-site public.

On March 30, with the theme Networking the Real and the Fictional, Steve Dixon, President of LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore will do an introduction and Blast Theory Co-founder Matt Adams will do a keynote. At the end there will again be a roundtable.

On Saturday March 31, centered around igaies (intimate glitches across internet errors), Jon Cates, Associate Professor Film, Video, and New Media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present an introduction, and will direct and perform a live networked performance with Roberto Sifuentes (US), Arcángel Constantini (MX), Shawné Michaelain Holloway (US), 愛真 Janet Lin (US) & Paula Pinho Martins Nacif (UK) (XXXtraPrincess).

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quand l’écran était encore un seul à seul

C’est drôle de découvrir aujourd’hui l’article L’intime à l’épreuve du réseau, écrit par Annie Gentes* en 2007. Elle y dissèque entre autres les facettes in-ex-times dans le travail de Nicolas Frespech et moi (p 92-95).
C’est drôle de s’imaginer que, peut être, elle écrivait ce texte exactement au moment où Nicolas et moi, nous faisions notre première performance webcam l’un la poupée de l’autre ensemble au Centre Pompidou.
C’est moins drôle de se dire que, aujourd’hui, cet in-ex-time s’est dissout dans une constellation de machines et d’algorithmes invisibles qui voient tout.

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Les deux artistes révèlent que l’intimité se définit comme dynamique entre une mise en public et une mise à l’écart.

L’intime à l’épreuve du réseau, Annie Gentes.
Communication et langages, n°152, 2007. Usages médiatiques du portrait. P. 89-105.
Numéro thématique : Usages médiatiques du portrait.

Sous direction de Adeline Wrona.
L’un la Poupée de l’autre

*Annie Gentes est directeur Co-design and Media Studies à Telecom ParisTech.

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Upcoming

  • 19/05 – 19/11 2021 Moving Paintings in Sans Objet, exposition en ligne Centre Pompidou.
  • May 24 – August 2, Séparation in afterflash exhibition, ELO’s The NEXT.
  • 26/05 14h30 Utterings Panel: Toward a Supra-Semiotic Telepresent Communication. ELO 2021.
  • June 23, 16h, online performance workshop Angry Women, @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • June 25th 16h30 and June 26 20h Angry Women online performance @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 27/06 13h participation in 6 Writers Be Like BodyObsolete by Suzon Fuks @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 01/07 online Alcho performance in the frame of the presentation of the Alchorisma website.
  • Ongoing Constallationsss

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