net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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.

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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.

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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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Daniel Fohr se rappelle – unmortparpage

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Annie Abrahams, tueuse en série. Daniel Fohr se rappelle de un mort par page; la page web qu’il m’avait commandé en 2007 pour son premier roman avec le même titre.
Un jeu interactif avec 162 boutons (162 étant le nombre des pages du livre de Daniel) sur lesquels on pouvait lire « tuer » convertissait le joueur en serial-killer digital.
Merci pour les jolies captures d’écran souvenir Daniel. L’expérience est encore possible ici.

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Cultural Matter: Olia Lialina

Olia Lialina‘s distributed Summer GIF will be exhibited in the Cultural Matter program of LIMA Amsterdam.

24 Nov. 2017 – 3 Jan. 2018.
24 Nov. 8pm. Opening.

I am happy to be distantly part of this – I am swinging with Olia since 2013 http://bram.org/olia/summer.

At LIMA, this leading artwork will see itself in a new site specific presentation that will be enriched with documentation material. During the exhibition two public events will take place to shed light on both the art historical and material implications of the work.

…. The animation’s 18 still images are located on 26 different websites, with each site redirecting the browser from one server to the next, displaying the images in sequence, thus creating a cross-domain animation. ….

Cultural Matter is a series of exhibitions and events that provides a platform for the international discussion of digital art and aims to develop new strategies for the presentation and preservation of these artworks.

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#NeWWWorlDisorder

#NeWWWorlDisorder

29/07 2017 6-7.30 pm Paris time (12pm EDT)
#NeWWWorlDisorder broadcast performance on facebook
and the Third Space Network.

With : Annie Abrahams, Domenico Dom Barra, Michaël Borras A.K.A. Systaime, Curt Cloninger, Carla Gannis, Johann Baron Lanteigne, Patrick Lichty, Randall Packer, Daniel Pinheiro, Dominik Podsiadly, Craig Saper and Paul Wong.

Hosted by Randall Packer & Michaël Borras A.K.A Systaime.

How do we make sense of the resultant cacophony of our networked actions as they independently traverse the channels of our collective media space?

13 Different approaches united in one interface, where you can choose what / who to watch, listen to, where you are the mixer.

http://www.randallpacker.com/hyper-participatory-juxtapositions-social-broadcasting/

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Who are my partners in this experiment? What does it mean to them to collectively conceive, to collaborate, to participate? What happens when you are aggregated? Can facebook also be a social space? Who are those facebookfriends I am streaming for? Do they also have agency? (how when, where) Who are my co-broadcasters? Are we doing something together? How will the local relate to the global? Can I reach someone? What will become of attention? Can I resist the flux, the stream, the spectacle, the show …

http://www.randallpacker.com/reordering-the-broadcast/

I am not #TV
I am not a #Medium
I am not #Media
I am not #Flux
#Real #D3sord3r
I am not a #Message
I am not #Facebook
I am not the #!nt3rn3t
W3 are the #NeWWWorlDisorder – are we?

Who are you?  – Let’s not forget this is an experiment and an experience.
Art is not an end in itself.

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Performance mix by Randall Packer.

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Nobody called. It was a quite lonely endeavour. I ended up watching a lot of Curts stream, singing along with it and playing with Daniel and Lisa (without them knowing it). Nevertheless the archive was fantastic – great to have seen all these different approaches. Here is my broadcast:

Floating with Curt: 16:10 36:40 45:20 52:45-57:20 1:10:40-1:15:55 1:27:10 Playing with Daniel and Lisa: 1:17:00-1:26:00

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Upcoming

  • utterings ongoing – looking for gigs.
  • interventions in different online classes during confinement (Academie Minerva, Groningen, l’ERG Brussels, Feminist Philosophy, Leiden University College The Hague)
  • (un)distance panel at ELO2020 with Deena Larsen, Anna Nacher, Annie Abrahams, Renee Carmichael, Eugenio Tisselli, Kirill Azernyy and Roderick Coover.

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