net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

instants – archives

merci à Luc Dall’armellina pour la capture

Tellement contente d’avoir retrouvé sur un vieux DD les fichiers html des InstantS; un projet d’écriture en ligne, proposé par moi pour le site panoplie .org ( 2006-2009).
Les archives, les InstantPortraits de Nicolas Frespech, Jacques Perconte, Jean Pierre Balpe, Xavier Leton, Ami Barak, Olga Kisseleva, Marc Veyrat, Annick Bureaud, André Lozano, Annie Abrahams, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Etienne Cliquet, Philippe Castellin, Victoria Welby, Anne Laforet, Albertine Meunier, Luc Dall’armellina, Cyril Thomas et Antoine Moreau peuvent être lus à nouveau.

Je rêve de pouvoir faire un livre, un jour, avec cette écriture si particulière. Qu’est-ce qu’elle nous dit de l’époque que nous vivions? En quoi elle se distingue de tout autre écriture?
Est-ce son caractère performatif qui la rend autre. (AA 2008 – 2022)

Pendant un mois un invité; artiste, écrivain, critique, chercheur ou autre activité en rapport avec internet, utilisait son portable et/ou ordinateur pour envoyer du texte au site de panoplie.org. Ce texte envoyé était instantanément visible sur la première page du site. A l’invité de décider comment il utilisera cet outil, cette présence par l’instant. La totalité des textes envoyés par l’invité formera son InstantPortrait.

InstantS était dérivé du projet Instants RSS de Nicolas Frespech, dans lequel Nicolas détourne un fil RSS* pour comme il le dit lui-même “vous envoyer des pensées, des morceaux de ma journée, des éléments, des liens hypertextes, tous ayant comme sujet l’heure très précise à laquelle cette information a été envoyée.”

*Un flux RSS ou fil RSS (“RSS feed” en anglais), sigle de Really Simple Syndication (souscription vraiment simple), ou de Rich Site Summary (Sommaire d’un site enrichi) est un format de syndication de contenu Web. Ce système permet de diffuser les nouvelles des sites d’information ou des blogs, ce qui permet de rapidement consulter ces dernières sans visiter le site.http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Really_Simple_Syndication.

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the significance of maintaining online access to obsolete Adobe Shockwave Flash (SWF) files through the source code

Anna Mladentseva wrote an interesting article on conservation, archiving and performance of flash-based pieces. She mentions how I kept what was left of Karaoke (2006) on it’s original page, and included at the same page the Rhizome’s Conifer archive of the piece working but also have the original .swf and .fla files available on the website.

On conservation of netart, archiving, code and performance.

Anna Mladentseva (2022): Responding to obsolescence in Flash-based net art: a case study on migrating Sinae Kim’s Genesis, Journal of the Institute of Conservation, DOI: 10.1080/19455224.2021.2007412
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19455224.2021.2007412

This article outlines an alternative method of migration facilitated by reverse engineering techniques—specifically decompilation—and foregrounds the significance of maintaining online access to the obsolete Adobe Shockwave Flash (SWF) files through the source code. On this premise, the source code is re-imagined as a site for further re-enactment, allowing a departure from its current role as a marker of ‘authenticity’.

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Distant Feeling(s) #9 / Past Convention

On Dec. 30, 2021 Distant Feeling(s) #9 integrated Bjørn Magnhildøen‘s project Past Convention
.. a public convention announced after it has already taken place. It deals with time as a convention, a protocol of interaction we have with the world.

Distant Feeling(s) #9, Sunday, December 26, 6PM – 6.15PM GMT+1

DF#9 is the fifth annual activation of Distant Feeling(s), again sharing time together, online, without speaking and with our eyes closed.

We invite all interested to take part in this recurring activation of Distant Feeling(s). To come together in an electronically powered energetic flow – (re)thinking the conditions of a present moment.

More info: bram.org/distantF & daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Distant Feelings is a project run by Annie Abrahams and Daniel Pinheiro.

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Van Gogh TV – Distant Feelings

12/11 – 05/12 2021, Van Gogh TV, Piazza Virtuale*, exhibition** at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and online.

For the first time now, Künstlerhaus Bethanien is presenting the material remaining from that large-scale art project in an exhibition. Original works, video recordings, sketches, plans, photos, and other historical material will be on view, alongside technical relics of “Piazza virtuale”.

Other works by Mieko Shiomi, Miranda July, Fred Forest, Yann van der Cruyssen and Annie Abrahams/Daniel Pinheiro will also be shown in the exhibition in order to contextualize the work of Van Gogh TV.

Distant Feeling(s) – Van Gogh TV installed in the exhibition.

* Piazza Virtuale by the artists’ group Van Gogh TV was not only the biggest art project ever to have been on TV – from a contemporary perspective, the project was also a precursor to present-day social media. The ground-breaking television event, which took place during documenta IX in 1992, was a TV experiment in which users could create media content themselves.

** By Karel Dudesek / Benjamin Heidersberger / Mike Hentz / Salvatore Vanasco and team. Curator: Tilman Baumgärtel

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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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Moving Paintings – Centre Pompidou expo

19/05 – 19/11 2021 Moving Paintings (1998) dans Sans Objet, exposition en ligne Centre Pompidou.
Commissaire Philippe Bettinelli.

Cette exposition en ligne regroupe neuf créations s’étendant des années 1990 – qui ont vu les premiers artistes du « net art » développer l’idée qu’un site internet pouvait-être une œuvre à part entière – jusqu’à nos jours. Elle propose d’explorer cette forme de la création numérique, qu’elle se construise en référence à l’histoire de la peinture ou en explorant la spécificité des outils numériques.

Avec les oeuvres de Miltos Manetas, Juha van Ingen, Annie Abrahams, Jan Robert Leegte, Carin Klonowski, Jonas Lund, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nicolas Sassoon et Claude Closky.

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Moving-Paintings_1998_Annie-Abrahams

Moving-Paintings_1998_Annie-Abrahams. Surfing by intima / Igor Stromajer
net/art/surfing_20/05/2021_Firefox-88.0.1-64-bit_Win-10-Pro-20H2

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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

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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Upcoming / ongoing

Dec. 14, 6pm CET, yearly reconnection Distant Feelings with Daniel Pinheiro - open to others.

14/01 - 21/02 2023, a kiss, deux imprimées sur aluminium, Poésie Numérique, curation Jacques Donguy, Galerie Satellite, 7 rue François de Neufchâteau, Paris.

ut ut ut Utterings the Practice, postponed.

Constallationsss with Alice Lenay, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux et occasionellement Gwendoline Samidoust et Carin Klonowski.

Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué and Daniel Pinheiro.

(E)stranger. Research on What language does to you or not.

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