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Annie Abrahams

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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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.

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* 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.

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rire …

Dans le cadre de 3G Constallations nous avons fait une recherche autour du rire. Nous c’est Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux et Carine Klonowski.

le rire est indomptable

le conscient joue avec,
mais il se loge dans l’inconscient,

c’est un langage

Le processus, nos idées, protocoles, des liens vers nos captures vidéo sur ce pad.

Une journée, d’écriture, d’expérimentations performatives en ligne. Un debrief une semaine après.

Maintenant : nous sommes prêtes pour faire une performance autour du, avec, dans le “rire” – 15 min, sans possibilité de sortir de l’écran – pur, brut – il nous faut une occasion pour ….

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3G(enerations) Constallations – participation ?

3G(enerations : Annie Abrahams (Montpellier), Pascale Barret (Bruxelles) et Alix Desaubliaux (Lyon), trois artistes, trois femmes, trois générations, se retrouvent en ligne pour Constallations : un projet de rencontre où le faire est utilisé comme instrument pour défaire sa propre réflexivité, sa subjectivité systématisée et pour se lire les unes à travers les autres afin de générer des moments créatifs et inattendus.

Pour les sessions prochaines (8, 10 (plein) et 11 mars) nous accueillerons quelques personnes intéressées.

Si ça vous tente de nous joindre pour une session, écrivez un émail à Alix, Pascale ou Annie.

Les contraintes :

– il faut être disponible toute la journée de 11h à 17h.

– avoir installé et testé l’application zoom.us

Chaque instanciation est initiée / hébergée par l’une des artistes comme une invitation et un défi aux deux autres. Jusqu’à maintenant six sessions ont eu lieu : Defragmentation, Crittertalk, musingCyborg, QueeringDommage, fem-technoecologies et Partktology.

Constallations est une conversation sous la forme de 3 x 3 sessions de désirs / tempêtes / lavages cérébraux.

Constallations est un outil radical pour un non-art. 

Constallations est une confrontation attentive entre générations, visions et pratiques.

Constallations  est soutenu par OUDEIS dans le cadre de son axe de recherche sur l’exposition et l’automatisation.

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douter de sa perception d’autrui / doubting the presence of the other

(FR) A la suite de la session Distant Movements #9, Muriel Piqué, dans son texte Entre Imaginaire et empathie / Between the Imaginary and Empathy, parle du doute de sa perception d’autrui, d’une altérité qui lui, en tant que danseuse et chorégraphe, était jusqu’alors inconnue.

(ENG) After the session Distant Movements # 9 Muriel Piqué, in her text Entre Imaginaire et empathie / Between the Imaginary and Empathy, speaks of her doubting perception of the others, of an otherness which to her, as a dancer and choreographer, was previously unknown.

(FR) Non seulement je perds toute notion du temps, mais je perds également toute représentation de moi-même.

(ENG) Not only do I lose all sense of time, but I also lose all representation of myself. I no longer clearly distinguish reality, I enter a mental space between the imaginary and feeling.

(FR) Lorsque je ressens ou crois ressentir le flux du mouvement de l’autre : est-ce que je ressens réellement de l’empathie pour cet autre corps en mouvement ou bien est-ce que je l’imagine ?

(ENG) When I feel or think I feel the flow of the other’s movement: do I really feel empathy for this other moving body or do I imagine it?

(FR) Je ne distingue plus clairement la réalité, j’entre dans un espace mental entre imaginaire et ressenti. Je sais que je ne suis pas seule dans cet espace mental …

(ENG) I no longer clearly distinguish reality, I enter a mental space between the imaginary and feeling. I know that I am not alone in this mental space …

(FR) Les yeux fermés, je suis à l’écoute du prolongement de la guidance partagée. Et je pressens parfois même le prolongement de notre danse, à moins que je ne l’imagine…

(ENG) With my eyes closed, I am listening to the extension of the shared guidance. And I sometimes sense the extension of our dance, unless I imagine it …

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Est-ce qu’elle répond à Célia Bonnet-Ligeon, qui dans son article En VR, on reconnaît son corps dans celui de l’autre, parle de Distant Movements ? Célia y visite des projets VR et se demande:

Alors que manque-t-il à la réalité virtuelle pour qu’elle soit autre chose qu’un divertissement, qu’une sensation renouvelée de notre propre corps ? …. Pourquoi associer la commensalité à la réalité virtuelle ?

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Avant. Il y avait encore tout à construire.

Du 29/10 au 3/11 2018 Ariane Cassimiro et moi, nous avons pu travailler au laboNRV à Lyon. Une courte résidence autour de la VR (Virtual Reality), la performance et la danse. Pour lire nos intentions c’est ici.
Presque tout de suite, après quelques tests de déplacement et danse dans Google Earth nous avons changé le titre. C’était avant la glace et les montagnes … est devenu Avant. Il y avait encore tout à construire. La VR, la terra incognita, demandait de se pencher sur sa technologie, les réglages par défaut du casque, des capteurs, mais aussi des logiciels à utiliser. Tout à construire. Ariane et moi, toutes les deux des immigrées en France l’ont abordé en tant qu’étrangères. En tant que corps non adaptés.
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Nous avons testé d’autres outils, comme la composition de paysage live avec unity, le jeu dans une visite du The Lab et même les traceurs aux pieds dans un univers zombie multi-joueur.

Le déclic est venu quand nous avons commencé à tracer/dessiner nos corps dans le 3D avec Tiltbrush, quand nous avons utilisé les manettes pour dessiner nos mouvements pendant qu’on dansait seule ou à deux. Le corps se multipliait. Il y avait celui qu’on ressentait, celui dessiné dans l’espace 3D – autre, mais réel, à découvrir, à contourner, celui à regarder dans la projection en mouvement, celui présent en tant qu’ombre devant la projection et celui que parfois on touchait, qu’on entendait avec lequel on dansait, ou qu’on regardait danser/mouvoir.
Le trait, produit dans un mélange d’intérieur et extérieur VR, était magnifique, naturel, traduisant l’hésitation, le rythme, l’interaction. Il était aussi personnel. aDeux

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Plus d’images (15) sur flickr.
La terra incognita domptée.
I would love to do workshops danser / tracer/ dessiner.

Vous pouvez manipuler nos univers sauvegardé en 3D ici :
Encapsulées : https://poly.google.com/view/3ahW9Veu1Lg
L’astronaute : https://poly.google.com/u/2/view/cQCt9mnF711
àDeux : https://poly.google.com/u/2/view/3q5-Yznjapc
Si vous avez un casque HTCVive vous pouvez aussi revisiter nos traits.

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Distant Movements

In Distant Movements we close our eyes. Thus we immerse ourselves in the imagination of our own space and we can not control how we appear on the screen. We are guided through this space, at the same time real, virtual and imaginary, by a voice. It is this voice that creates a shared mental space.

In this shared space our bodies dance and interpret, each in their own way, the words coming in two different languages. It is clear that in the immediacy of our interpretations, our smallest differences occur, revealing an unsuspected value. So many bodies, so many dances: in-reproducible, inimitable. And each one gets in tune with the other and dances with the other, imagining the dance of the other in his own inner space.

In July 2018 Daniel Pinheiro, a performer and visual artist based in Porto, Muriel Piqué, a choreographic artist, researcher and performer from Montpellier and I started working on a new project called Distant Movements. In this project the intense presence of and attention for the unseen other, experienced in another online networked project called Distant Feelings*, is extended with an exploration of our bodies in motion and the imagination of the other who also moves, who also dances.

Distant Movements wants
– to give an intimate access to a danced, dancing body
– to reveal the body to poetry / to acces a poetic body
– to activate a body at a distance
– to research – the relation body-machine, their interdependence, their entanglement, the connection, the constraints – meeting at a distance mediated by cables, the voice, our imagination, our sensations – the relation between the real space / virtual space / imagined space.
– to share the magic of dancing together over distance

Distant Movements uses performance as a tool.

Distant Movements manifests itself as
– a research web site; an anarchive** : traces intended to be potential carriers, that can be reactivated.
– a series of online experiments
– online participatory performances accessible via zoom.us
– performances / installations in situ
– video traces some of which will have the status of a stand-alone art work.

Distant Movements can be followed here : distantmovements.tumblr.com
So far we had 7 sessions. In the future we will invite more people to assist in our experiments.

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* Distant Feelings is an ongoing project by Annie Abrahams, Daniel Pinheiro and Lisa Parra – an online ritual of contemplation on our situation of being together while being separated. Eyes closed, no talking.

** For a concise definition of the anarchive visit senselab.ca.

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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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Distant Movement(s) #1

volantino-3days-2018June 30th 19:10 Distant Movement(s) #1 test (30′)
Distributed performance with audience participation.
On online togetherness and movement without movement.

In the frame of /Prolegòmeni e Gómene/ *
Performing Art 3Days, Teatro Rossi Aperto, Pisa (It).

by
Ad Hoc Group: Annie Abrahams, Daniel Pinheiro and Muriel Piqué.
With Ivana Gherbaz for the French-Italian translation.

Muriel, a choreographer from Montpellier, will guide a 12 minutes long choreographic gesture only using her voice in front of her webcam. She will describe, eyes closed, the bodily sensations she experienced during a choreographic sequence she developed based on simple daily activities in her private environment. Annie in Montpellier and Daniel in Lisbon will listen with their eyes closed in front of their webcams. All three will be united in one interface, that will be projected in Pisa in front of an audience. People in Pisa can watch the projection but also join the experience on the spot.
There will be no online audience.

Can we read this imaginary movement in people far away on the surface of a screen?
Can we share something as intimate as feeling a dance?

And does this sharing over time via machines connect us?

When we look at a projection of a face in close-up we enter an intimate space, an intimate space of looking closely into the subtle changes that occur. When we listen to someone sharing the feelings provoked by a dance, we sort of dream this dance, we think and feel it and this will open up to an interior of hitherto unexplored paths, the body shifting through careful guidance.

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screencapture during the performance – more information soon.

*Prolegòmeni – explanatory dissertations introducing a theory, the subject of a study, a doctrine. Gómene – twisted hemp hawsers, mooring ropes for boats.
Hence: a line of words meant to validate other words, to unite or divide; a material line supported by gestures, to leave or land.

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distributed intelligence on the fly?

It felt as closely observing a test tube in an internet ecology experiment.

I finally watched the video of our performance Online En-semble – Entanglement Training. It was so nice and touching to hear the voices, to listen to the the different soundqualities and latencies, to see the changing pixelations and environments. It was interesting to observe how the performers act, react, respond, with objects, sounds and words and find ways to co-create with each other and the machines.

Screenshot-2018-5-12 Online-Ensemble - Entanglement Training

Near the end we had 5 minutes of silently being together online. Helen didn’t get the sign for the end and continued alone.

It was also very engaging to see the audience chatting life during the performance. Randal Packer called this a non-stop flow of online viewer commentary: a simultaneous litany of questions, responses, digressions, and interjections in Power to the Viewer, the article he wrote after his Art of the Networked Practice symposium, where this performance was a part of.

Here are some citations of the chat log that particularly stroke me today:

Alan Sondheim: There’s an odd calmness here, as if they’re dream images or freud’s magic slate at work

Jessica Laraine Williams: I almost feel as if we are neural nets being trained with various iterants of standard objects, as a reference library. The repetitive verbal cues sound like training signals

Martina Ruhsam: as if they would imagine this performance that just happened in their mind

ximena: what are they listening to?
Maria Chatzichristodoulou: silence?
Jessica Laraine Williams: the space in between
Jessica Laraine Williams: white noise
Randall Packer: silence
Jan R 2: they are listening to us
…..
Ng Wen Lei: 4’33
Johannes Birringer: lovely, a telematic re-performance

Maria Chatzichristodoulou: it is interesting that Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz were also talking about experiments rather than performances as such, and considered training, rehearsal and performance to be the same

I would love to do a follow-up, to continue this entanglement training. I propose to keep this messy never ending unperfect strange conversation going …. it would be an example, a test tube for developping our empathy muscles over distance, to exercice in distributed intelligence.

Entanglement Training Online performance by Annie Abrahams with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Huong Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro, Igor Stromajer. Thursday 29 of March 2018 in the frame of Art of the Networked Practice symposium.
All project info (photos, protocol, collected phrases, reactions etc.)  bram.org/en-semble/

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Upcoming

 

  • 15-17/07 Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club. Paper presentation. #PEAE Artist presentation. #ELOcork.
  • 25/08 7pm participation in Radio Play by Rohanne Udall & Paul Hughes.
  • 26/09 19h30 Distant Feelings #6 opening performance Video Vortex, Valletta, Malta.
  • 7-12/10 Magdalena Montpellier performance et table ronde.
  • 12/10 – 25/01 Exposition Angry Women take1 in Hadaly et Sowana, cyborgs et sorcières, l’Espace Gantner, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bourogne.

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