net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Video essay – Why is the use of videoconferencing so exhausting? – in JER

Why is the use of videoconferencing so exhausting? An analysis on the demands.
Video essay by ANNIE ABRAHAMS and DANIEL PINHEIRO.

Abrahams, A., Pinheiro, D., Carrasco, M., Zea, D., La Porta, T., de Manuel, A., … Varin, M. (2020). Embodiment and Social Distancing: Projects. Journal of Embodied Research, 3(2), 4 (27:52). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.67

Video footage from Distant Feeling(s)

Traduction en français :
Pourquoi l’utilisation de la visioconférence est-elle si épuisante? Une analyse.
l’intimité est gênante
l’intimité est gênante
AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN
APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU
AUCUN APERÇU AUCUN APERÇU
PAS DE VUE D’ENSEMBLE
vous devez scanner l’écran en continu
interruption(s)
impossible de détecter des détails subtils
pas de détail
l’imagination remplace les signes secondaires de la communication et ceux-ci doivent être traités sur leur utilité
nous sommes enclins à vérifier notre propre image tout le temps comme si nous avions besoin d’une assurance continue que la connexion existe toujours
tout le son est mélangé dans un environnement sonore mono,
cela conduit à une compression de l’espace partagé,
nous devons deviner d’où vient le son
distraction(s)
toi, je et moi
une situation triangulaire dans laquelle nous nous sentons et nous regardons nous-mêmes et les autres …
c’est psychologiquement exigeant: notre cerveau doit traiter le soi comme corps et comme image
interruption(s)
vous ne voyez les visages de près que lorsque vous êtes bébé dans un berceau ou avec un amoureux au lit
vous ne voyez les visages de près que lorsque vous êtes bébé dans un berceau ou avec un amoureux au lit
il y a du délai
nous ne sommes jamais exactement dans le même temps / espace
Tout cela contribue à un épuisement.
Nous essayons de dépasser les limites des environnements artificiels sans prendre en compte ses spécificités.
Que se passe-t-il si nous supprimons les sens que nous utilisons le plus pour communiquer?
Et si nous fermons les yeux et ne parlons pas.
Qu’est-ce qui reste?

Svp si vous utilisez ce texte citez l’original :
Abrahams, A., Pinheiro, D., Carrasco, M., Zea, D., La Porta, T., de Manuel, A., … Varin, M. (2020). Embodiment and Social Distancing: Projects. Journal of Embodied Research, 3(2), 4 (27:52). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.67

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STWST48x6 MORE LESS Breathing

Breathing by Utterings*
Online Performance
STWST48x6 MORE LESS
Live-Stream + Screening in the Club Venue
Fri, Sept 11, 19:00 – 19:30
Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Au.

If you want to assist connect at 18h55 to
https://zoom.us/j/93113189232 Pass: breath
View recommandations :
When you enter, your video and audio will be turned OFF, please leave it that way, if you click on the “up arrow” next to your camera icon ((lower left-hand toolbar) your VIDEO SETTINGS can be accessed, go to “video settings”, click the box “Hide non-video participants”. Then the performers only will be visible. Select “Gallery View” in upper right corner of the ZOOM window to see the group.

Respiring … respiring, suffocating, holding the breath, gulping, panting, wheezing, gasping, sighing, puffing, inhaling, exhaling … inhaling, exhaling.

STWST48x6 MORE LESS
48 Hours Distributing Less.

With the 6th edition of the 48-hour showcase extravaganza, Stadtwerkstatt asks questions about the more-or-less situations, the counter-validity zones and the non-zero-sum games of the future. It is all and nothing about rational and irrational approaches in larger contexts, driven by questions of MORE, LESS, and above all of the OTHER.

Start: Fri, Sept 11, 18:00
End: Sun, Sept 13, 18:00

*Utterings is Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

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The Big Kiss reperformed

Happy that my piece The Big Kiss from 2008 will be reperformed by Thomas Geiger in the 4th Festival of Minimal Actions on the 25th of July at 18h.
Kunsthalle Wien, Reumannplatz, July 15–August 2, 2020

Concept: Thomas Geiger
Realisation: Kunsthalle Wien as part of KISS
Curated by: Laura Amann, Anne Faucheret, Aziza Harmel, WHW

As part of KISS, Thomas Geiger will realize a new edition of his Festival of Minimal Actions (previously staged in Brussels, 2014; Paris, 2015 and San José, 2018). In what could be considered a reawakening of performative works, Geiger creates situations that deal with the possibilities and impossibilities of physical interaction, affection, intimacy, and romance in public space during periods of pandemic…

…The festival – the main premise of which is a belief in the independence of performative works from their authors – brings together a concise selection of works by other artists that Geiger will reperform at Reumannplatz. Through the changed social, political, and temporal contexts between their original performance and this one, the works gain additional facets and shed some of their original aspects.
Extracted from the exhibition text by Laura Amann, 2020.

https://bram.org/toucher/TBK.html

Reperformed will be original works from Annie Abrahams (NL) • Breda Beban (SRB) • Sergio Rojas Chaves (CR) • Anetta Mona Chisa (RO) & Lucia Tkacova (SK) •  Dora Garcia (ESP) • Vitya Gluchenko (UKR) • Javier González Pesce (CL) • Igor Grubic (HRV) • Satoshi Hashimoto (JP) • Adrien Missika (FR) • Cesare Pietroiusti (IT) • Neža Knez (SK) • Jiří Kovanda (CZ) • Donna Kukama (SA) • Alina Lupu (RO) •  Ewa Partum (PL) • Charlotte Seidel (DE) • David Sherry (UK) • Yann Vanderme (FR).
All original performances are describes at the festival’s website.
I wish I lived in Wien for a few days.

Courtesy Kunsthalle Wien & Thomas Geiger.

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“HUG” in the Nieuwstraat Festival.

My score
HUG:
When walking somewhere in the street
Just stop and stand still
Put your arms around yourself and hug yourself.
When you feel comforted you may continue your walk.

Has been performed with scores from 19 other artists in The Nieuwstraat Festival that took place on June 20, 2020, between sunrise and midnight. The Nieuwstraat is an average street in the center of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.. The performances were performed by volunteers, unannounced and without explanation.

Written reactions from the performers of HUG is all that is archived of this piece.

The Nieuwstraat Festival fits in a series of Unnoticed Art Festivals organised by Frans van Lent.

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Pandemic Encounters

On Saturday, May 23rd, 12pm ET-US – 18h CEST Paris time I will be participating in
Pandemic Encounters
Pandemic Encounters is a Networked Performance Installation by Paul Sermon in collaboration with Randall Packer, Gregory Kuhn, the Third Space Network and Leonardo Laser talks.

Other action-performers: Clarissa Almeida (Brazil), Roberta Buiani(Canada), Andrew Denton (New Zealand), Bhavani Esapathi (UK), Tania Fraga (Brazil), Satinder Gill (US), Birgitta Hosea (UK), Charles Lane (US), Ng Wen Lei (Singapore), Marilene Oliver (Canada), Serena Pang (Singapore), Daniel Pinheiro (Portuga), Olga Remneva (Russia), Toni Sant (UK), Rejane Spitz (Brazil), Atau Tanaka (UK)

If you want to assist online you have to register :
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pandemic-encounters

excited to work with layering … as a place to connect (or not)

This is the soundfile I prepared:

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utterings by andannercondercu

Tuesday Mai 5th, 21h – 23h Paris time.
find your own time

Duration 2 hours.
Where? Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727069289

Zoom recommandations :
When you enter, your video and audio will be turned OFF, please leave it that way, if you click on the “up arrow” next to your camera icon ((lower left-hand toolbar) your VIDEO SETTINGS can be accessed, go to “video settings”, then click the box “Hide non-video participants,” which will then feature performers only, eliminating all of the non-participant video boxes in the gallery view. Select “Gallery View” in upper right corner of the ZOOM window to see all performers at once.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group whose members gather online and, while blindfolded, engage in utterings as communication. They want to create an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and affects, above rationality.
Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.
In Utterings communication is not approached as a transmission of information, ruled by code or abstract conventions, but as connection through affection, attention, glitches, delays and even voids.

Members of Utterings are Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

Filed under: networked performance, Of interest, Performance, research, sound piece

Invitation: intra/rompre/rupt

Avez-vous envie de vous sentir connecté ?

ENGLISH: intra/rupt/rompre

Tous les mercredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET, GMT+2), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Muriel Piqué, Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Movements

Distant Movements confinement 2

Tous les vendredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Feelings

Si vous nous rejoignez après le début de la session, prenez soin de respecter le silence.

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Distant Movements
explorer ensemble la possibilité d’une expérience de danse devant un écran
Durée 15 min.
Guidé par Muriel, Daniel et Annie en français et en anglais.
Si vous ne parlez que l’une de ces langues, vous pouvez rester dans votre propre mouvement jusqu’à ce que vous compreniez à nouveau les invitations.
Nous voulons susciter un état de conscience propice à danser ensemble en ligne. Nous cherchons à développer un regard intérieur qui s’ouvre sur une danse en résonance. Mais en même temps nous allons apprendre une qualité d’écoute qui permet de continuer quand on ne comprend pas. Nous danserons ensemble.
Yeux fermés. Attentifs au mouvement intérieur.
Plus d’informations (français et anglais) : distantmovements.tumblr.com

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Distant Feelings
un rituel de contemplation sur l’être ensemble en ligne tout en étant séparés
Durée 15 min.
Les yeux fermés, sans parler
Contexte : bram.org/distantF et/ou landproject.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à nous, vous devez installer l’application de zoom sur votre appareil. Téléchargement gratuit : https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.
(nous savons que zoom a des problèmes de confidentialité, mais nous n’avons pas encore trouvé d’alternative assez stable)

Distant Movements étant un des sujets de la thèse de Muriel Piqué, nous enregistrerons nos séances afin de pouvoir revenir sur ce qui s’est passé. Les participants pourront également avoir accès à l’enregistrement sur simple demande.

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Invitation: intra/rupt/rompre

En FR

Would you like to feel connected?

Every Wednesday at 16h Paris time (CET, GMT+2) you are invited to join Muriel Piqué, Daniel Pinheiro and Annie Abrahams for Distant Movements

Every Friday at 16h Paris time (CET) you are invited to join Daniel Pinheiro and Annie Abrahams for Distant Feelings

If you are joining after the start of a session please keep silent.

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Distant Movements
exploring together the possibility to experience dance in front of a screen
Duration 15 min.
Guided by Muriel, Daniel and Annie in French and English.
If you only speak one of these languages you can stay in your own movement until you understand the guidance again. We not only want to arouse a state of consciousness favorable for dancing together online; for developping an inner gaze that opens to a dance in resonance, but we will also learn to listen to something we don’t understand. We will dance together.
Eyes closed. Attentive to interior movement.
More information (French and English) : distantmovements.tumblr.com

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Distant Feelings
an online ritual of contemplation on our situation of being together while being separated
Duration 15 min.
Eyes closed, no talking
Background: bram.org/distantF or landproject.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

If you want to join either of these you need to install the zoom application on your device. Free download: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting .
(we know zoom has privacy issues, but we didn’t find a stable alternative yet – we also secretly enjoy supplying only worthless data)

The sessions will be recorded; we want to be able to go back to what happened. Everyone who participated can also ask for the recording – we will happily send it to them.

Distant Feelings confinement 1

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Utterings online performance

31/03 at 18h30 Paris time (CET, GMT+1)
Find your time here.
Online.
Duration 40 min.

If you are interested in attending as a listener please send a private email to one of the members and you will be invited.

Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.
In Utterings communication is not approached as a transmission of information, ruled by code or abstract conventions, but as connection through affection, attention, glitches and even voids.

Members of Utterings are Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

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Utterings – soundperformance for audioblast #8

On the 22nd of February 16h30 Paris time during the festival Audioblast #8, Utterings sera diffusé en direct en ligne et sur un système de spatialisation radiophonique installé à la Plateforme Intermédia, 4 Boulevard Léon Bureau, 44200 Nantes. Organisation APO-33.
Online listen here: Concerts en ligne. 22-23/02 2020.

Utterings is a project by Annie Abrahams (FR) and Daniel Pinheiro (PRT) with Constança Carvalho Homem (PRT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US) as invited artists and collaborators.
Technical assistance: Jan de Weille.
Since this event Utterings is a band.

Utterings is a sound-only networked performance experiment where six artists commit to a 30 min long exchange across distance. The artists gather online and, while blindfolded, they engage in utterings as communication, building on solo’s, duo’s, chorals and silence, creating an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and affects above rationality. Six sound streams (no instruments used) are interlaced and entangled in one single polyphonic composition shared live in the audioblast program. The protocol for this performance will be written collectively in the week before the performance.

Protocol and references for Utterings here: https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/r.d6b50a58404bb8269f53ffe00d5a14ff (Pauline Oliveros, Mikhail Bakhtin, Andrei Bely, Maree Cunnington, Michel De Certeau, Andrea Olsen, Meredith Monk, Maurizio Lazzarato and the bible.)

Website Utterings

testing blindfolds

As an individual it is very difficult to address the problems related to all kind of global emissions. Of course you can act privately, but we need more.
Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.
Communication not as transmission of information, ruled by a code or abstract conventions, but connected with affection and attention will counter data imperialism and rationalist exploitation.

how to go beyond glossolalie? what will be the intention? is attunement enough? if we manage to avoid meaning we may discover something
Martine Neddam: Glossolalia is ‘dancing with words’. Dance first, before moving beyond dancing.
Igor Stromajer: An extremely intriguing concept. Who knows, perhaps you don’t even have to go beyond glossolalia. If glossolalia is done “right”, it already goes beyond … itself.

Mikhail Bakhtin has a posse!

Audioblast is a festival de création sonore utilisant le réseau comme lieu de diffusion, il se compose de nombreuses pratiques audio en réseau, de musique expérimentale, drone, noise, field recordings, poésie sonore, électroniques et musiques contemporaines.

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art has been featured in the New York Times and at museums, galleries, and festivals from Korea to Brazil. His fifth book, “Some Ways of Making Nothing: Apophatic Apparatuses in Contemporary Art,” is forthcoming from Punctum Books as part of Erin Manning and Brian Massumi’s 3Ecologies Immediations series. His writing and art may be accessed at lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org.

Nerina Cocchi is an Italian theatre artist and translator based in Brussels, Belgium. A 2019 recipient of Bourse Claude Etienne, a fellowship for emerging Belgian playwrights, she took part in the Arctic Circle Residency and sailed in the Arctic region in 2019. Co-artistic director of inoutput, an international group of artistic creation, she also works as assistant producer for Belgian dance company Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties and is the author of “THE WArDROBE”, an operatic film to be released in 2020-21.

Derek Piotr (b. 1991) is a Poland-born producer and composer based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the human voice. His work covers genres as diverse as glitch, leftfield pop, chamber, dance, and drone; and is primarily concerned with tenderness, fragility, beauty and brutality. derekpiotr.com

Constança Carvalho Homem studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. She completed her Masters in Text and Performance Studies with Distinction at King’s College London and RADA. In recent years, she sought the offshoots of a Grotowski-inspired unified stage practice, having trained with Matej Matejka, Thomas Richards/Mario Biagini and Maud Robart. 
Porto-based, she works as translator, dramaturg, performer and director. Radio plays and improvised music are two major interests. Of her recent collaborations, she’d highlight 2019’s Hysteria

Annie Abrahams, artist and performer based in Montpellier France, investigates the possibilities and limits of communication under networked conditions. She is known worldwide for her netart and collective writing experiments and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. bram.org

Daniel Pinheiro, performer and visual artist based in Porto, Portugal has been developing work in the field of Telematic Art mostly as a resource to discuss and reflect upon the impact of technology on everyday life. daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com

Daniel and Annie work occasionnally together since 2014.

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