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Annie Abrahams

Distant Feeling(s) – séance #1

Distant Feeling(s) 17min35 Edited video available for projection, installation, exhibition. Contact or

March, 4 2016.
Daniel Pinheiro in Porto, Annie Abrahams in Montpellier and Lisa Parra in New York  tried to experience the others presence online with eyes closed and no talking.

Meeting Lisa and Daniel.
Yes we met. In space. Where? In my body maybe?
I was trying to much. Maybe. Why did I look more up than down? Was there, where we were, more up in the sky than here down? I was imagining I might be able to provoke an action, a telematic coordination of movement. It didn’t happen. Slowly I went from the outside to the inside. I was with them on the floor of Lisa’s dance studio. I could feel them. Bullshit of course. There was nothing to say when we opened our eyes.
I would like to do it again, I would like to see what would happen a second time.
Was Lisa crying near the end?”
Annie Abrahams

“I did cry.
I too was imaging myself lying on the floor. it was an inner journey of images, desires, dreams, feelings of sadness and happiness
it was special, it was a special moment in time.” – Lisa Parra

“It made me think of meeting strangers inside an elevator that gets stucked. Where my mind traveled many places trying to understand where was I in relation to these other two persons. Were they there still?! The urge to open my eyes was suddenly erased by the warmth of the sun in my face… here… and back to them … there.
it constantly made me feel that I was there because they were also there, suddenly instead of facing them it was about these three silent bodies “looking” at something else.
the intimate space of silence is awkward. the absence of time and space is endless and infinite”
 – Daniel Pinheiro

More reflections, a video screencapture – raw and score here.

Lisa Parra is a choreographer, performer and video artist.
Daniel Pinheiro is a media artist and performer.
Annie Abrahams is a net artist and performer.

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Pigs – Cochons – Varkens


4 videos and a text (2006 – 2013) and a change in the state of the mind (2014)

toujours ces maudits cochons
partout ces cochons
une jeunesse cochon trop plein de cochons. ( texte complet 2006 FR )

smuggling for the pigs
I hated pigs
I was afraid of stinking pig
their cries were cracking my ears   ( complete text 2006 – 2013 ENG )

Making off :

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soirée ART VIDEO à o25rjj

espaceCiapp26 01 19h Soirée ART VIDEO
Espace o25rjj à Loupian

Extrait Angry Women take 5  et The green oaks / Les chênes verts seront présentées.

Les chênes verts  Le diviseur commun d’un séjour à l’hôpital psychiatrique et la famille est un jeu de cartes. “Là où il n’y a pas de normes que des règles, j’étais très heureuse en jouant aux cartes”
Duration : 5 min Year : 2006
The green oaks The common divider of a stay in a psychiatric hospital and a family is a card game. “There where there are no norms, only rules, I was happy playing cards”

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Trouble … Tafellaken – l’insulte – vidéo

Performance TafelLaken 01/06/2012 Trouble#8 Bruxelles

Compte rendu de Sylvia Botella dans
Trouble 2012, l’impureté sans conditions
La huitième édition du festival de performances bruxellois

Tout est dans tout. Sans empathie, sans fascination, la performance s’interroge seulement. Elle interroge notre monde en crise mais pas seulement. Elle dit que notre monde est crise. C’est ce que révèle, chaque soir, Lady Zone dans le salon de la Maison des Arts. Que ce soit Valérie Cordy lorsqu’elle déclare, énonce la catastrophe économique, écologique, sans cesser d’ouvrir des fenêtres vidéo/son dans Astéroïde ; Annie Abrahams qui s’insulte et demande qu’on l’insulte dans l’étrange Taffellaken portée par la violence et dont la violence est le seul horizon ; ou Lucille Calmel, dans Dark Matters (Outreciels), la machine tout contre la peau pour mieux l’achever, l’ensevelir. Elle tue la machine qui ne promet plus rien. La performance est autant dans le monde qu’il est en elle. La créature/Pascale Barret nous le rappelle en nous faisant entrer dans la danse. La performance est la greffe monstrueuse entre les chairs du performeur et du monde, brouillant les distances, débordant les frontières et pulvérisant le temps

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Angry Men la vidéo

Angry Men take 1
la vidéo

Avec Antoine Pickels, Gaspard Bébié-Valérian, Christophe Alix, Patrick Tréguer, Sébastien Zaegel, Gaëtan Rusquet, Philippe Boisnard, Bobig et Xavier Leton

L’espace était envahi déjà, il n’y avait plus tant d’espace à la parole, sauf si l’on cédait à la surenchère. Mon expérience de la colère est particulière, car étant expressif, j’expulse régulièrement par la parole ou des interjections. Mais les vraies colères, par contre, sont des colères sourdes, lentes et froides. Hier soir, j’avais en tête des choses assez fixes qui me permettaient de concentrer ce que pouvait être ma colère. Néanmoins, le chaos et l’expansion produits par les performers m’a conforté dans le fait que la colère peut se taire, elle peut n’être que refus, entêtement et bloc. C’est comme ça que la colère s’est imposée à moi, me surprenant moi-même… Gaspard  après la performance.
Qngry mqn est de lui.
‎Plus d’nformation

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La vie sur écran / The life on the screen

Présentation de Mutant #II   4 min 04 sec
Six actors each in a separate webcam station share a space of expression and responsibility, becoming manipulators of their own image working out their privacy in a public presentation space.

in the show La vie sur écran / The life on the screen curated by Perry Bard

galerie Joyce Yahouda gallery
372 rue Sainte Catherine Ouest
Suite 516
Montréal QC H3B 1A2

Programme vidéos des artistes Annie Abrahams, Natalie Bookchin, Josh Bricker, Petra Cortright, Martin Kohout, Kristin Lucas, Merton, Casey Neistat, Lorie Novak,  Jon Satrom, Roel Woeters et Jonathan Puckey.

31 mars – 7 mai 2011 / March 31 – May 7, 2011
Vernissage / Opening :

Samedi 2 avril 2011 16h -18h
Saturday, April 2, 2011,  4-6 p.m.

La Vie sur écran est un programme de vidéos en ligne, développé par la commissaire Perry Bard. En se basant sur les principes du téléchargement et de la mise en ligne, les vidéos sélectionnées révèlent les possibilités d’Internet afin d’explorer, d’analyser, d’imiter ou encore de transformer les outils et les supports de la culture en réseau.


Article  de Marie-Ève Charron

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Mutant #2 on DVblog

“This piece is described as a video arising out of the second session of a “Telematic Performance / Experiment investigating communication and relational dynamics in a dispersed group.” and it’s bewitching.

The pages documenting it bear the motto “Communication is never clean, smooth and transparent” True – and to turn that truth into crystalline & affecting art is a little miracle.” Michael Szpakowski

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Time Passing

Time passing – two videos in a loop – now online.
My Mother, my Husband and my Father.

To the left Christmas 2008, to the right Christmas 2003.

Presented in Solo show Relation Entrecoupée. March 2009.

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Double Blind (love) documentation

double blind love Annie Abrahams and Curt Cloninger
Special thanks to Bérénice Belpaire for her attention and help during the performance. Photos : Valérie Severac.

Project information

More photos

24 min. highlighted:

Screencapture by Suzon Fuks 33 min (with glitches):

If you want to listen to and watch the whole 264 minutes long performance please write to Annie or Curt.

Interesting and affecting convergence of the performative work Curt Cloninger has been doing of late with the strange, wonderful & categorisation denying oeuvre of Annie Abrahams.
5 min. special cut by Michael Szpakowski on DVblog

Documentation of the project by Curt

Textes :
David Bioules, Mail du dimanche 29 novembre 2009, 20h50 (ou improvisation sans recul) []

David Bioules, Email Sunday November 29 2009, 8.50PM (or Improvising from scratch) []

Curt Cloninger (texte), Annie Abrahams (titre), It’s a time of “desire”, 28 novembre 2009 4:43pm,

Matthew Pioro, Double Blind (Love), an Online Collaboration, 29 Novembre 2009 4:12 pm

Matthew Pioro, loK8Tr about the dangers and pitfalls of online collaboration, Musicworks, Issue 106 spring 2010, The future of radio, from web 2.0 to second life.

Email exchange between Annie  Abrahams and Matthew Pioro Dec 2, 2009 at 5:48 AM:

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Video experiment from 1996

Mutating Paintings,  1996.

Using an amiga and a pc computer I transformed pictures of 126 chaos-paintings one into the other. After a lot of manipulation I had a timebased image of a mutating painting. This is a 2min 16 sec extract of this 30 min. video.

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