net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

VR – performance – residency.

Wh(o/at) arranges When. / Qu(o)i agence Quand.

I had the lucky occasion to discover VR during a residency December 4-9 2017 and January 30 – February 10 2018 in the Labo NRV, invited by Les Subsistances, Lyon.

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Information en français.

I had never used a VR headset and so in the first week Olivier Bienz, a student, showed and brought me into different universes as The Lab (Steam), Google Earth, VRchat, Tilt Brush as well as some he or his fellow students made himself. He also showed me Unity 3D, a game development platform, used to create VR worlds and thus we created my first VR landscape together. At the same time Célia Bonnet-Ligeon, the lab’s coordinator organised meetings for me with local organisations like UrbanLab (ERASME), Eydolon and Nucléus, who all generously showed me their expertise.
I also met the researchers of the laboNRV and students of ENSBA Lyon. We talked, tested the VR headset while carrying the wearer, putting her upside down. It was and hilarious, and energizing and inspiring for all of us and so I decided to continue to work with them.
I was impressed by how simple it was to create an illusion of a landscape in the headset by using Unity’s basic terrain and drawing tools and how that influenced my imagination. I remembered David Markson’s book Wittgenstein’s Mistress and started to write some text that I could use in between the short modules (4 – 5) of what should become a collective performance, developed in the last week of the residency.

Video trailer by Guillaume Seyller. 6.58 min.

Performance by Annie Abrahams with Valentin Godard, Guillaume Seyller, Johanne Mortgat, Keywa Henri, Arthur Jamon, Laetitia Dangelade et Elisa Baron.

Protocol .pdf + notes and text. (in French)

This is what I formulated as a starting point for my artistic research in Oct. 2017 :
Where are we in VR space? In what is called Third Space? or in a liminal space? and is it important to know where we are?
Is the “I” still important in there, and how do we meet an other? What other ? How far are we giving up control? How far do we dissolve, get lost? Who arranges what? And what relationship to our body can we have, do we have?
Could a VR experience become like an intractive entanglement training?

It is, I answer now, as long as you search for what it is build of, how it is experienced inside as well as outside, together and with others.

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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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Qu(o)i agence Quand.

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8/2 2018 19h30 Sortie de Chantier Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand.
Avec Valentin Godard, Olivier Bienz, Alain Barthelemy, Guillaume Seyller, Alix Desaubliaux, Nicolas Frespech, Pierre Sibileau, Johanne Mortgat, Keywa Henri, Arthur Jamon, Laetitia Dangelade, Elisa Baron et Jan de Weille.
Plateau 2, 8 bis, quai St Vincent 69001 Lyon.
Entrée libre sur réservation.

4-9/12 2017, 30/1 – 10/2 2018 Résidence Labo NRV, ENSBA Lyon et Les Subsistances, Lyon.

Point de départ : Où sommes-nous dans un espace VR ? Dans ce qu’on appelle Le Third Space ?, ou dans l’espace liminal ?, et est-ce important de savoir où on se trouve ?
Est-ce que le « je » y a encore une importance?, et comment on y rencontre l’autre ? Quel autre ? Jusqu’à quel point on abandonne son contrôle ? Jusqu’à quel point on se dissout, se perd ? Qui agence quoi ?
Et quelle relation à notre corps nous pourrions y avoir, y avons-nous ?

Pourrait une expérience VR devenir comme un entraînement à l’intrication (entanglement) intractive ?

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“Mon premier terrain dans le logiciel unity – Je cherche à vivre le vide. C’était avant la glace et les montagnes. Je pense d’ailleurs beaucoup à La maitresse de Wittgensteins de David Markson”. Note d’Annie 5/12/2017. Au début elle écrivait son nom dans la rue.

Montage d’entretiens autour du VR. Voix de Nicolas Frespech, Valentin Godard, Alix Desaubliaux, Olivier Bienz, Pierre Sibileau.

 

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Conférence sur canapé, Design, dasein, lasagnes… Oudeis

En juillet dernier : deux jours d’expérimentation, de performance avec OUDEIS. Un régal.
Venez le mercredi 22 et jeudi 23 novembre, 18h, à Ganges pour les Apéros Sonores au Café du Siècle. Ce sera une suite sonore des Conférences sur canapé dans le cadre du festival En chantier …!

Design, dasein, lasagnes.. Version longue. 10 min. Version courte 2 min. ici

Avec Dorian Reunkrilerk, Annie Abrahams, Manuel Fadat, Sandra et Gaspard Bébié-Valérian.
Juillet 2017

La Conférence sur canapé est un dispositif performatif en perpétuelle évolution, réunissant en un temps et un espace donné un certain nombre d’individus, de technologies, d’énergies, de matériaux, pour une expérience collective, avec ou sans spectateurs, connecté ou non, sur le web, autour d’une figure, d’une pensée, d’un discours, de propos, que des performers accompagnent, modèrent, parasitent, lissent, perturbent, interpellent. Situation inédite, indéterministe, la Conférence sur canapé explore, délivre plus qu’elle livre, elle n’est jamais en échec.

Interroger le confort – qu’en est-il aujourd’hui de la question du confort, que traduit-il de notre conduite au monde ? partir dans l’espace – en espace. Quel est notre rapport aux objets en apesanteur ?
Nous habitons des volumes, plus des surfaces ou des sols. L’espace met à défaut le corps et ses habitudes. (passage octave de gaulle).
La négociation du corps avec son environnement n’existe plus, il n’est plus visqueux.
Sur terre, considérons le corps comme une matière visqueuse qui s’échoit sur des objets. Je m’asseois et je négocie. Le choc des particules.
Quand le beurre est coupé, le couteau est affecté.
Le confort est le contraire : la présence de l’environnement matériel disparaît. Le confort c’est l’espace. C’est dans la chute libre que je négocie le moins avec les particules – je fais le moins d’effort. Confort, du latin confortare, dérivé de com-fortis, c a d soulager d’une peine, d’un effort. Didier Faustino – Opus incertum
Dois-t-on réellement chercher le moindre des effort ? Bruno Munari – recherche de confort dans un fauteuil inconfortable. Munari va à l’encontre du processus de mort. Xavier Bichat, 1800 : la vie réunit l’ensemble des fonctions qui résistent à la mort. En ce sens, le confort, participe à l’accélaration du processus de mort.
Reversible Destiny – Arakawa Shusaku et Madeline Gins – ne pas mourir.
Faire l’effort de faire autrement – avoir des possibilités et des paramètres. Ne pas se sentir dans une injontion d’un usage équivoque. Ethique joyeuse du corps visqueux.
Le confort serait-il justement le paramétrage ? Dorian Reunkrilerk

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Participar en tiempo discontinuo

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Participar en tiempo discontinuo
Zara Rodríguez Prieto

Telón de fondo. Revista de teoría y crítica teatral, núm. 25, 2017, pp. 160-178.
ISSN 1669-6301
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In the Virtual Archive for Performing Arts (AVAE), written in Spanish, Zara Rodríguez Prieto analyses besides, (page 165 – 170), the online performance project I did with Martina Ruhsam (2014 – ….), Blast Theory‘s Karen, and Miranda July‘s Somebody as examples of the different ways conversation and discourse participate in online performative practices.

Direct link to download the complete article. (18 pages)

Resumen
Este texto analiza el concepto de participación en prácticas artísticas performativas realizadas a través de internet. Mediante el análisis de tres obras el estudio aborda la idea de participación desde la conversación como dispositivo y desde la construcción del discurso a partir de la interacción en red. En ese proceso se atiende también a la fragmentación temporal de la conversación, impuesta por las características propias de la interacción virtual y a sus implicaciones en la creación de discurso en un espacio compartido.
Abstract
The text examines the concept of participation in performative artistic practices which have taken place through the Internet. Analyzing three pieces, this study addresses the idea of participation focusing on conversation as a device and on the forms of discourse developed since the beginning of networked interaction. The article also explores the temporal fragmentation of conversation imposed by the characteristics of virtual interaction and its implications for the creation of discourse in a shared space.

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What is visible and what is not? What escapes visibility? What (is) resisted the exhibition? What belongs to each temporal layer of reality / fiction? From these main issues (online meeting, how to be together in the distance, not becoming dominant, the conversation and the agency of objects) arise another series of secondary issues that affect, in one way or another, any online relationship such as the creation of a shared intimate space, the contingency, the corporal relationship, the silences and the fragmented communication.
Google translation of a description of besides, on the Archivo Virtual de Artes Escénicas (AVAE) website.

besides, started as a Turbulence commission made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ours Lingages – Documentation

Ours Lingages
Performance by
Annie Abrahams concept, script, reading, singing

with
Daniel Pinheiro computing, dancing, singing, video editing
Isabel Costa dancing, reading
Igor Stromajer {0§n–3¦é×F= Miá†} soundpoem in Portuguese
Outranspo – Lily Robert-Foley, Camille Bloomfield and Jonathan Baillehache reawriting
Jan de Weille reawriting
Rui Torres translation
Helen Varley Jamieson tchat queen
Anna Tolkacheva live video capturing
Public volunteers holding Isabel Costa upside down
All breathing

21/07 2017 10.15 PM, Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória, Porto,
Electronic Literature Organisation conference ELO 2017.

Announcement

Script .pdf

We nooses tous des bastardi elettronici che usano lingue globali cinematographic archive of the readingclub session.

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Frauen Theater Festival


Freitag 10.11.2017

16 Uhr        Performance: UNAUSSPRECHBARLICH – Annie Abrahams, (NL/FR) & Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/GE).

4:30 pm      Forum: Women in movement; the challenge of integration: Body, language and immigration.

Antagon Halle, Orberstrasse 57, Frankfurt am Main.

Ones body and language also create ones identity. The role of the women differs from country to country and region to region. In the present moment of immigration, this silently accepted role suddenly is questioned. How does the concept of the woman change within different countries? How can these women, who are moving away from their homeland, react to this question? How do we, as women, move within the cosmopolitical world? To get to know another culture creates challenges, that we can only face individually.

The performance of the artists Abrahams and Jamieson deals with exactly this experience to live in between different cultures and in other countries.
Invited for a conversation: Annie Abrahams (biologist, net-artist and pioneer of thenetworking performance-art from Netherlands), Helen Varley Jamieson (writer, theatre-maker, digital artist from New Zealand and member of the board of Magdalena Project), Violeta Luna (performative artist and activist from Mexico, living in San Francisco), Ute Bansemir and Ewgenija Weiß (director of „theaterperipherie“).

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Apparatus_is {Other-s}

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01/11 19h Paris time
Online

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Readingclub session for

SCRIPTING THE OTHER,
a pavilion of The Wrong Biennale,
Nov 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018.
Curated by Noemata.

Reariting / licriture session
with
Renee Carmichael, Emmanuel Guez, Nick Montfort and Zombectro.

Based on a text by Annie Abrahams.
Duration 20 min.

You can join us on Wednesday the first at 19h in the readingclub.fr.
Find your time here.

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Look at the moving archive here .
Read the interesting “bar-talk” text from the tchat here.

Proposed text: apparatus .pdf.

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Faces Graz unaussprechbarlich

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Freitag, 13.10.2017 um 19:30 Uhr.
Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Puchstraße 41
8020 Graz, Österreich.

Wir sind eingeladen für Faces: gender, art, technology – 20 years of interactions, connections and collaborations Ausstellung und Symposium.

Performance “Unaussprechbarlich”.
Mit Helen Varley Jamieson in Graz, Osterreich und Annie Abrahams in Montpellier, Frankreich verbunden durch eine Webcam.
Mehr Information über die Veranstaltung am Freitag hier.

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More information about the Faces network.

More information on unaussprechbarlich .

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Upcoming

* 5/3 – 16/3 Workshop La performance en ligne comme outil de dévoilement ? ESA La Réunion.

* 29/03 15h30 Online En-semble – Entanglement Training Online performance directed by Annie Abrahams with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Hương Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer, Art of the Networked Practice symposium, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
* April, Residency Lingagens in Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta, Feldafing, Germany.
Magdalena München, 21/4 19h30 unaussprechbarlich, theater  Hoch X, München, 25/4 19h30, Meta Theater, Moosach.

* 26/05 12:00pm (UTC-4) haunted.by.waters Online performance directed by Curt Cloninger with Annie Abrahams, Alma Alloro, Jason Scott Furr, Carrie Gates, Peter Kusek, Justin Lincoln, Rosa Menkman, Randall Packer.

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