net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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
telóndefondo /25 (2017)

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

Apparatus_is {Other-s}

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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L’entrelangue à trois

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Samedi 28 Octobre, 20h – 21h
Rencontre performatif
+ after discussion.
Entrée et prix libre, buffet participatif.

Espace o25rjj, l’art contemporain chez l’habitant,
chez Pascale Ciapp et Thomas Andro (merci),
25 rue Jean Jaurès, 34140 LOUPIAN.
06 10 02 97 23 / 04 34 80 21 42

Comme une personne qui ne s’identifie ni absolument à un sexe, un lieu ou une langue, comme une traduction déboussolée par l’intrusion d’une tierce langue, l’Entrelangue est un chantier de l’incompréhension.

Nous avons commencé par une rencontre, un rassemblement, une assemblée de deux et ensuite trois êtres: Annie Abrahams, Lily Robert-Foley et Christophe Beyler. En cela l’entrelangue est comparable à un système qui ne se voudrait pas finir à deux, comme un système de genre ou de sexe qui s’exprimerait mal confiné au binaire: l’homofemme, la femmomme, la famâle, le malelle, le mascinin, ou le femulin, l’hom’man ou la womme.

La langue en traduction, le genre en transition, autrement dit, démantèlent les structures qui lient les mots aux choses, les discours aux réalités. C’est parmi les morceaux éparpillés que les performances de l’Entrelangue commencent.

quatre-cinq.jpgPreparations avant.

8 photos de la performance sur flickr

Après réaction de Christophe dans un e-mail à Annie et Lily: Cela suppose, tout comme dans l’analyse, la rencontre d’une langue dans la confrontation d’une autre et la faire passer à d’autres, dans le va-et-vient de l’entre-deux-langues, d’une langue à l’autre, où trébuche ce qui grince, ne va pas et où l’imprévu se faufile au travers des nuances. Expérience de l’étranger. C. Fontana
Cristina Fontana, Graciela Strada «Transcription d’un séminaire de Lacan : une expérience de cartel», Essaim 2001/1 (no7), p. 161-169.

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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/

who

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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Interactive performance archive https://thirdspacenetwork.com/newwworldisorder/ .

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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 is fantastic – great to see 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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Ours Lingages

21/07 2017 10.15 PM Performance Ours Lingages
Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória, Porto.
during the Electronic Literature Organisation conference ELO 2017
Annie Abrahams featured artist
invited by Rui Torres and Sandy Baldwin

Performance in collaboration with Daniel Pinheiro, Isabel Costa, Igor Stromajer, Outranspo (Lily Robert-Foley, Camille Bloomfield, Jonathan Baillehache), Jan de Weille, Rui Torres, Helen Varley Jamieson,  Anna Tolkacheva and the readingclub.

Ours Lingages = a script – online poetry, language learning tools and collective writing + code + voice + dance + text + singing and a blindfold – unrehearsed.

You are welcome online for the associated session of the readingclub, where Helen is expecting you. Duration 30 min. For the complete performance you will have to be in Porto.

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Ours Lingages. The internet is my language mother. I speak with a voice that’s not my own, I speak in other voices, not my voice. We are all e-strangers, all nomads that use globish bastard languages. We are the alienated translated (wo)men in-between code and emotion, in-between our wish to be visible and our longing for intimacy. L’entre-deux = void. Can’t we be “with” instead?
Translation is a joy as long as you can accept the imperfections of the result, are willing to learn, to spend time, to pay attention, to take risks and to accept your own incompleteness and glitches. Translation is always failing, faulty, it’s a source for confusion … and discovery. It opens a third language; another in-between, and then a fourth and … Better take nothing for granted and play with it. Be the one not looking at what something is, but at what something can do.
You have to accept (a FEW times). A few times. New language. Let’s try to be “with”.

Documentation – video etc.

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workshop + conférence au CNAC

22-24/03 2017 Workshop Performance en Réseau – Introduction au Centre National des Arts du Cirque à Châlons en Champagne. Avec les étudiants de l’Ecole Boulle en DSAA1 Événementiel et médiation et les étudiants de la 30ème promotion du CNAC.
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Préparation / déroulement du workshop .pdf
23 Captures d’écran plus photos sur flickr.
Exercisesexister en double – toucher à distance – coördination – jouer la taille – le rapport – le monstre – la rencontre (ou pas) – disposition, abstraction, rhytme, mouvement de la webcam.

Exercice : deux webcams et un objet en mouvement.

23/03 2017 18h00. Conférence au CNAC
La beauté dans l’erreur ? – Oser le désaccord et la contradiction !
Qu’est-ce qu’une performance dématérialisée ? Est-ce que cela existe ? En montrant des exemples comme Angry Women et Angry Men, Annie Abrahams parlera des ses spécificités. Elle abordera le rôle du corps en ligne. Elle crée un espace liminal d’expérimentations, de rencontres, un espace intime, presque vierge, un ailleurs pour découvrir un mouvement pur. Le travail d’Annie Abrahams se base sur une esthétique de l’attention et de la confiance. Il dévoile ce qui est caché et met en avant ce qu’on n’a pas envie de voir. Annie Abrahams revendique la beauté de l’erreur et de la maladresse.
C’est une position politique, une opposition, un contre, mais aussi une réparation, une restauration, une correction, une thérapie, une cure, un antidote.
Que pourrait être un tel approche dans un environnement, ici au CNAC, où l’erreur peut être fatal et la maladresse un outil ? Nous allons essayer d’y réfléchir ensemble.

Preparation de la conférence performée .pdf

Vidéo d’un moment très spécial de cette conférence – lecture sur l’intra-action (Karen Barad)

Merci A Cyril Thomas, Claire Brisson et Eric Dubois pour l’invitation et la confiance.

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An organic acceptance of silence?

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liminal space – pure motion – an intimate regard – a field of light – dissolved, destabilized – an altered state – a telematic embrace – a silent small reprieve – hanging out with friends – machines conversing across the network only when the noisy humans finally shut up

This was the first time we (Daniel Pinheiro, Lisa Parra and Annie Abrahams) invited people to join us in our online performance experiment Distant Feeling(s) #3. The performance was projected as part of the festival Visions in the Nunnery gallery (London).
After the performance the surprise was great when, in the video, I saw the silent faces of others joining us for a shorter or longer time.

How does it feel to share an interface with eyes closed and no talking?

How did it feel?

When you participated, when you took the time to connect and join, you tried to feel the others and became more and more concentrated on being in a liminal space.

Watching the projection or the video, you could see this concentration, these faces who more and more descended into “pure motion”; these faces that abandonned real space and got elsewhere – you were allowed an intimate “regard”.

Here is my reaction (e-mail to Daniel and Lisa) just after the performance : “Felt “lost” – disturbed by the idea that there were “sneekers, peekers – disturbed also by my own curiosity, by my wish to see who was there and how they looked with closed eyes.
I felt light, as if I were in a field of light, changing, living light, not with human beings, and probably because that frightened me I tried to visualize you both, to imagine, how, where you were, I tried to make something I could understand of what I felt – as if you were familiar to me – I never met you – but still, apparently you became reassuring, close.
When I opened my eyes, everything became normal, just people, nice people around me on a screen. They have become more familiar now too. Looking at the screenshots of this session I feel grateful for their presence (they made the light).

Disolved I felt.
Maybe even empty. Certainly destabilised.
This may sound mystic, but in fact it might have been a very concrete experience – just the light flickering of the in- and out-going participants shimmering through my eyelids provoking an altered state?”

This is Randall Packer‘s reaction to it in a facebook discussion afterwards : “It was wonderfull – Like your work The Kiss, or Paul Sermon’s telematic pieces, the sensation of intimacy is never “real,” it is based on the willingness to believe and to allow closeness to become “real” despite separation. For those who participated in this experiment, it was exactly that: the willingness to suspend one’s belief in the knowledge of the virtual proximity and connectiveness of the others. It is that knowledge that can can be convincing enough to suspend disbelief and thus be silently wrapped in the telematic embrace. This work is a great model for how we might conduct ourselves on the Internet.”

Johannes Birringer on the same occasion. “I was waiting for silence to fall, after the chatter. when it occured, there was no embrace. but a faint sensation of sharing a silent small reprieve, over the constant noise and anger of the world, but an alonesilence as one could not see the others. it is the strangest experience, to be alonesilentblind with assumed others somewhere out there.”

And Nicolaas Schmidt called it “hanging out with friends…”.

Ruth Catlow, who was among the public at the Nunnery remarked : “Was it machine feedback… that mechanical clicking and beeping? The machines conversing across the network only when the noisy humans finally shut up! Like the toys that come alive in the magic toyshop when the children are asleep. I wanted it to get louder and louder till the whole world rang out- WE MACHINES ARE HERE AND WE ARE COMMUNICATING!
To what Randall reacted : “I love your observation that once the network is silenced of human conversation, all that is left is the hum of networked devices, the “nervous system” of the Net.”

Daniel Pinheiro compiled more reactions on Landproject.

On January 16th 2017, Muriel Piqué watched the video and wrote :

Silence / Silence
Je fouille l’image du silence / I explore the image of silence
Des têtes se tournent lentement / Heads turn slowly
8’44 un chien aboie au loin / 8’44 a dog barks far off
Je lis la résistance des corps à l’immobilité / I read the resistance of bodies to immobility
Je ressens l’acceptation organique du silence / I feel the organic acceptance of silence

And all the time the machines kept talking, exchanging data, making noise …

Some time ago I watched an interview by Gretta Louw with Sandra Danilovic in Second Life. They talk, among others, about our readiness to relate to an avatar in a bodily and emotional way. Why? Is there an evolutionary base for that? Sandra states, that, in our subconcious, we don’t percieve the self as an atomised individual identity, that precognitively we percieve the environment as a part of ourselves. Would such a thought be helpfull to understand better what happens? And is it true?

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