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Annie Abrahams

MTAA’s Physical Bookmarks – Vintage Net Art Created Before Facebook

MTAA’s Physical Bookmarks for Vintage Net Art Created Before Facebook (BF-2004), 2015
5 x 6 inch etched vinyl on panel, no edition, $125 each (175 euro).

Tinjail – You, 2001
MTAA – MTAA’s Working Process, 1998
G.H. Hovagimyan – Homepage, 1999
Yael Kanarek – World of Awe, 2000
Annie Abrahams – Séparation/Separation, 2002
Vuk Ćosić – Ascii History of Art for the Blind, 1998

Over The Opening (OTO) @ the Internet Yami-ichi



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CyPosium the book Launch


The net artists Gretta Louw and Helen Varley Jamieson warmly invite you to PLATFORM (Munich) for an evening of networked performance: an exhibition tour and the launch of CyPosium – the book, with online performative readings.
Friday 12 Dezember, 19:00
Gastatelier, PLATFORM
Kistlerhofstr. 70 > Haus 60 > 3. Stock
81379 München

Join the event online from 7.45 PM : this link will be live 15 min­utes before show­time.

The read­ers are: Alberto Vazquez (Argentina), Annie Abra­hams (France), Christina Papa­gian­nouli (UK), Clara Gomes (Por­tu­gal), Helen Var­ley Jamieson (Ger­many), James Cun­ning­ham (Aus­tralia), Liz Bryce (Aotearoa New Zealand), Mil­jana Perić (Ser­bia), Nathalie Fougeras (Swe­den) and Vicki Smith (Aotearoa New Zealand).

Edited by Annie Abrahams and Helen Varley Jamieson, CyPosium- the book presents selected material from the CyPosium, a one-day symposium held in 2012 to discuss cyberformance. The book is published by Link Editions in partnership with La Panacée (Montpellier). It is avail­able as a free pdf or full colour hard copy.

The contributors of the book are Adriene Jenik, Alan Sondheim, Alberto Vazquez, Annie Abrahams, Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn, Cherry Truluck, Clara Gomes, Helen Varley Jamieson, James Cunningham, Joseph DeLappe, Liz Bryce, Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič, Miljana Perić, Rob Myers, Roger Mills, Ruth Catlow, Stephen A. Schrum and Suzon Fuks. Some of these contributors, and organisers of the CyPosium, will appear live on Friday evening from their locations around the world, to read extracts from the book.

Down­load the press release.

The book launch is organised in the frame of the exhibition Net Work, curated by Gretta Louw. This exhibition deals with work that is located at the intersection of performance and net art. The emerging genre of networked performance makes strong statements about the development of art history, and also about our relationship to technology and its impact on culture, society, labor and psychology.


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introtofrenchlitQuelle plaisir de me retrouver parmi ces auteurs dans un cours d’introduction à la littérature française aux Etats Unis.

Jonathan Baillehache propose la hypothèse que mes oeuvres dans “Being Human 1997/1998”, sont des poèmes. Il demande à ses étudiants de formuler quelle définition de la poésie amène cette hypothèse, et en passant par le constat que “un poème est toujours une machine” leur donne une première réponse.

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Happy swinging Olia

Swinging through winter. With Love.

Happy to be a part of Olia’s Summer distributed GIF

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NetVVorth counterfeit (Curt Cloninger – Reading Club – Mez)

“Authorship fades but data lasts forever”
NetVVorth offers counterfeit works by and of legit netartists.

A few days ago I found this image of the ReadingClub session with Curt Cloninger, Alan Sondheim, Helen Varley Jamieson, Lucille Calmel and Pascale Gustin based on a text by Mez as a part of a new work called transCRyPTion [alan-turing-has-a-posse] done by Daniel Temkin and Mez in the online net art show NetVVorth.
If you pay some bitcoins you can get access to a transCRYPTion CODEpoem engine. But I don’t posess bitcoins so I had to be content with the free and impotent TRANScryPTION prototype.pdf, which tells you how the machine works and where you also find 9 (beautiful) bigger screencaptures of the same ReadingClub session. Finally at the end there are credits and some links. One goes to the Reading Club session (pffft) and another to what I recognize as Curt Cloningers website and now immediately I become aware it is indeed his voice and his videos that are used in TRANScryPTION. He must be the counterfeiter. And when he promotes the same work in an email on the netbehaviour mailing list I decide to ask him for some explanations.

The funny thing is, my “forgery” of Mez’s writing isn’t even a “true forgery.” It is more like a remix of a collaborative rewriting of one of Mez’s pieces, some of the text of which I “myself” did “originally” and “actually” write.  You can see the “authentic authorship” disintegrating and being pulverized.

The whole thing is basically a lie. It’s just two videos I made, an animated gif I made, and some lines I drew connecting them. Then there is a link to a downloadable pdf explaining a bunch of complicated and confusing instructions that don’t work. Even the bitcoin version doesn’t work. So the whole piece is supposed to be a machine that causes the viewer to question the “truth” of code, language, authorship, and art markets.

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merci Jonathan

Ravie de me retrouver à la suite de Proust, Roubaud, Sarraute, Beckett, Hiedsieck, Mallarmé et Queneau dans le Cours de culture et civilisation française Nouveaux Médias et Littérature de University of Georgia, USA

Jonathan Baillehache propose en analyse “Être humain” (1997/1998) et en particulier la pièce “comprendre?” à ses étudiants.

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Ugly Feelings – Townhouse Gallery, Cairo


I am happy to be part of this exposition curated by Ania Szremski.
The emotional impact of working (or being unable to work) in this context has shifted our institutional and curatorial thinking. “Ugly Feelings” is a first step towards reflecting on that shift, a gesture towards a project that will manifest in 2014 asking if an institution can create an exhibition without an artist.

Opening reception Sunday, October 20, 7 pm
Townhouse First Floor Gallery, Cairo.

… “The current Townhouse tackles feelings of frustration and despair dominating Egypt’s transitional process, exploring how art institutions can continue to function in such challenging times.” …  “I had originally wanted to show Moving Excerpts, as well as Separation in an Internet café exhibition in 2011 called ‘Talk to Me’, which was cancelled due to the events of Mohamed Mahmoud,” Szremski remembered, “then I felt that they made a lot of sense in the context of ‘Ugly Feelings’ and I was happy to have the chance to finally show them in Egypt.” … Yasmine Zohdi in the article Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery embraces ‘Ugly Feelings’ on ahramonline

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Painsong in KEEP CALM and TAKE un ART BREAK

Painsong (2004) included in


Exposition en ligne –
du 23/10 2013 au 31/12 2013

ARTISTES invité(e)s – guests ARTISTS:

Annie Abrahams
Jeremy Bailey
Alain Barthelemy
Marco Cadioli
Gregory Chatonsky
Claude Closky
Caroline Delieutraz
Nicolas Frespech
Albertine Meunier
Martine Neddam

VERNISSAGE le 23 10 2013 à 19h
Lala Tapisserie
ADRESSE: 13 rue Pétion 75011 Paris,
métro voltaire.

Les artistes sont invités par Margherita Balzerani et Julien Levesque – ceci n’est pas la fiac!

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Désert Numérique Exposition netart

Désert Numérique#4 au Saint Nazaire du Désert
04.07 > 07.07.2013

Exposition de netart
Exposition de La B@se / l’EPI de la Vallée de la Roanne /

Locustream SoundMap de Locus Sonus
Glossaire Internet par des femmes de plus de 77 ans de Albertine Meunier
Internautre de KRN
being human de Annie Abrahams
GeoGoo de Jodi
Heterochronia de Stéphane Billot

Visuel: une-semi-remorque-etait-hier-bloquee-sur-un-pont-situe-entre-la-motte-chalancon-et-saint-nazaire-le-desert.jpg

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En mai et juin j’ai participé à Textopoly.

Dans le Textopoly, il s’agit d’explorer les nouvelles formes de l’écrit, en proposant une méthode de création et de lecture qui s’affranchit des normes de l’imprimé. Ce n’est plus la page qui sert de référence, mais un espace comparable à une carte.

Textopoly est proposé par le centre d’art La Panacée à Montpellier.

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* 28/10 L’entrelangue à trois, Espace o25rjj, Loupian.
* 01/11 19h Paris time – online Apparatus_is {Other-s} Readingclub session for SCRIPTING THE OTHER.
* 09-12/11 Unaussprechbarlich, Frauen-Theater-Festival Theater Antagon, Frankfurt.
* 4-9/12 Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand Résidence Labo NRV Subsistances, Lyon.

* 29/03 15h30 Online En-semble – Entanglement Training with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Hương Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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