net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Caring for Digital Art.

Transformation Digital Art 2023 International symposium on the preservation of digital art, 16 & 17 March 2023 at LI-MA, Amsterdam.

Transformation Digital Art 2023 aims to show and discuss existing and new strategies for the documentation, transmission, and preservation of digital art for and by artists, curators and conservators.

Day 2: Caring for Digital Art
14 – 15:30. The workshop Netart Analysing highlights some key, specific questions that can arise when considering the preservation of computer generated and net art works.
Two artworks, Compressed Forests by Jan Robert Leegte and Being Human by Annie Abrahams will be presented and discussed.
Moderation by Monika Szűcsová (Curator and researcher, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Brno) and Joost Dofferhoff (Registrar & Assistant documentation & preservation, LI-MA).  

Tickets for the symposium are available here.

LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam.

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13000 etc. kisses

a kiss, deux imprimées sur aluminium, Poésie Numérique Internationale, curation Jacques Donguy, Galerie Satellite, 7 rue François de Neufchâteau, Paris.

14 janvier – 11 février 2023

Vernissage le samedi 14 janvier à partir de 18h.

Depuis 1998 l’ordinateur donne des bises à un.e internaut.e qui en demande sur la page https://www.bram.org/beinghuman/jeveux.htm. Aujourd’hui le nombre des bises données est de 13167. Ces bises codées en javascript vont dans le sens d’une célébration de la transgression des frontières entre l’homme et la machine à la Donna-Haraway, selon les termes de Lori Emmerson. Et je cite la suite :

Le monde qui nous est montré à l’écran n’est pas une représentation de ce qu’est “l’être humain” – c’est plutôt une représentation humaine d’une représentation informatique de l’être humain. En d’autres termes, la mesure dans laquelle la réalité et les représentations de la réalité se touchent est la mesure dans laquelle l’humain et la machine deviennent des cyborgs.
“It’s Not That, It’s Not That, It’s Not That”, Lori Emerson, “E-Poetry” April 23-26, 2003, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Online Affects – DF #9

17.6 – 16.7.2022, Distant Feeling(s) #9
Online Affects, Video Essay Gallery, Exhibition 2, Filmexplorer, CH.
Curation: Chloé Galibert-Laîné. In her curational text she wonders – does watching this video actually require closing one’s eyes while it plays?

Are affects more than just the expression of pure subjectivity? What happens when we do not know how to watch? What do watching experimental films and watching video essays have in common? How should we understand the performance of watching?

These and other questions punctuate the podcast discussion of Online Affects between the three curators: Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Kevin B. Lee and Johannes Binotto.
Listen to it if you are interested in understanding states of spectatorship.

Filmexplorer focuses on movies as sources of experience, and not as commodities to be consumed.

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Un lit en pierre, des pierres qui deviennent des lits.

Design graphique: Traduttore, traditore

Depuis le mois de mars j’ai travaillé avec plaisir à un commissariat d’exposition pour le projet Labo_Démo du Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles|Paris.
Avec les deux autres commissaires, Clément Faydit & Rozenn Voyer du collectif Traduttore, traditore, nous avons sélectionné six artistes avec qui nous avons travaillé six fois en ligne. Puis nous avons résidé une semaine toustes ensemble à la Cômerie à Marseille. La mise en place de l’exposition/installation au Centre de Danse du Marais (très atypique) se fera également collectivement.
Le processus de cet aventure, plein de belles surprises et de la poésie, mais aussi avec son lot d’obstacles et de malentendus est décrit dans une édition spéciale, disponible sur place.
Merci à Axel Durand, Marrion Lissarrague, Duc-Thuan Nguyen, Clyde Lepage, Natalie Malisse et Zélie Péguillan.

Dossier de presse. 11 pages, 17MB.

Vernissage avec ponctuations performatives, 41 rue du Temple 75004 Paris.

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mattering ma matière papatière – language is an activity

Présentation performative d’Annie Abrahams aidé par quelques étudiants du département des études anglophones pendant le symposium Traduction et matérialité / What’s the matter in translation?
Bilingual (at least) French/English symposium 8-11 juin, 2022.
Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
Organizers: Paola Artero, Marianne Drugeon, Lily Robert-Foley, Julie Sauvage.

mattering ma matière patière – language is an activity
What is an e-stranger? Kaj Mislis s tem? Et si je ne comprends pas les codes. That’s unaussprechbarlich. Can AI IA help with diffractive translation? T’es certaine que ça existe ? Il y a void que je suis.

…Oui, on peut traduire les 0, 1’s dans toutes les langues du monde…
…Of course this is symplistic, pe ce ne sont pas les 0 et 1 qu’on traduit, mais la présence et non-présence de quelque chose qui a été symbolisé par des 0 et 1’s groupé par huit…
…computer languages are languages, that we can learn and translate, and maybe even speak …. Mais, les informaticien.ne.s ne nous rendent la tâche pas facile.

a word is NOT a word WORD
typedef unsigned short WORD;

The use of the word WORD is mystifying. It is obfuscating. It makes me mad

…To understand AI better I assisted in The Reading Room #43: Re-writing / Re-reading, a workshop on and with AI, led by Jonathan Chaim Reus and Varia Rotterdam on March 22 2022…

prompt = “The matter in translation is”
context = “short parts of the conference call”

…After the workshop I tried to generate French text on “traduction” and when I saw that didn’t work I continued with only English. In the end I chose two “poems” that were translated and read out loud by students of translation studies, while I danced on them…

Are their translations the result of Intra-action? Est-ce que l’IA peut être un outil pour une traduction diffractive …. ? Is the human processing of the AI texts producing moments of diffractive thoughts to appear?

Here is the walk through of my presentation as a pdf to download: matierepatiere.pdf

Here is the twitter tekst read at the start: gracias.pdf

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Utterings The Practice

vocalic – prosody – pitch – volume – intonation – rhythm – non phonemic – paralinguistic – asemic – silence – feeling and listening – silence

You are welcome to join every first Monday of the month at 18h CET in a meeting between people who don’t use words to connect. A kind of conversation without words.

The sessions will start with a short introduction by one of the Utterings members. The “rules” for each session will be set by all who participate.
There will be no audience only participants.

A link to the practice venue will be available one hour before from the practice page.

This is not about music or performance but about connecting beyond language.

First session May 2nd.

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#bestpracticesincontemporarydance loves BramTV

2022 03 28 Best Practices, Mainz. Hydra, motion capture, VR, life coding, dance & BramTV.

#bestpracticesincontemporarydance is a digital dance practice developed between Jorge Guevara (Colombian based in Brussels. BE) – Naoto Hieda (Japanese based in Cologne. DE)

Since April 2020, almost every week, they stream, distort and alter videos of themselves using commercial and/or open-source software to blend their bodies in “pixel space”. The project is not intended to produce a performance; the practice itself is the outcome and the objective is to create a fluid, queer form of conversation between technology and bodies. As they say, they are practising resilience in times of uncertainty.

Interested? There are 99 Videos in the Best Practices in Contemporary Dance playlist. There is also a playlist of 77 Best Practices chats they had between them, but also with others around this practice.

BramTV (2005) has been restored in March 2022 by Jan de Weille.

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Reariting Allison Parrish

how orthography expresses embodied linguistic intention./invention/revention. Convention. How correctness embodies/emboldens priviledge. The edge of meaning. The edge of our very selves/souls/ames. Summary of the reariting by Deena larsen.

We have been Thinking through / diving in / swimming around / plumbing the depths of Desire (under)lines: Notes toward a queer phenomenology of spell check by Allison Parrish

You can visit the pad itself or download this reariting as a .pdf.

Second Tuesday Salon  Reariting session.
March 8, 2022. 9 am MST, 11 am EST, 4 pm UTC, 5 pm Paris time. Duration 1 hour.

Reariting is the act of simultaneous reading and writing together on the Internet. Reariting is a feminist technique to think through a text together. While reading a text, all participants use the same framapad to write their reactions and asides related to the text, thus exploring their understandings and misunderstandings of it. Reariting is about thinking and learning, finding links, soft and blind spots, returning and kneading. It always starts somewhere in the middle, and somehow never ends.

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Thus the Reading Club manifests itself as a facilitator for a diffractive, distributed intelligence on-the-fly, creating text and relational patterns that do not depend on canons. It generates creative and unexpected “outcomes”. These are, in my opinion, not so much the texts produced, as the “diffractive moments” experienced by the reariters. Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club, Annie Abrahams, 2019.
https://elmcip.net/critical-writing/diffractive-reading-reading-club

In the article with Emmanuel Guez: The machinic author, published in JCWS (Journal of Creative Writing Studies) we formulate it a bit differently:
She assists in an event that allows for diffractive moments (5) – i.e “a mapping of interference” which take her out of self reflexivity, out of systemised subjectivity, out of a world that only reproduces what it knows already into an intra-active diffractive worlding (6). The machnic author revealed herself as queer.
Abrahams, Annie and Guez, Emmanuel (2019) ““The machinic author” Artist’s Statement: The Reading Club”, Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 4: Iss.1, Article 8. ISSN: 2474-2937. Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol4/iss1/8

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Distant Feeling(s) #9 / Past Convention

On Dec. 30, 2021 Distant Feeling(s) #9 integrated Bjørn Magnhildøen‘s project Past Convention
.. a public convention announced after it has already taken place. It deals with time as a convention, a protocol of interaction we have with the world.

Distant Feeling(s) #9, Sunday, December 26, 6PM – 6.15PM GMT+1

DF#9 is the fifth annual activation of Distant Feeling(s), again sharing time together, online, without speaking and with our eyes closed.

We invite all interested to take part in this recurring activation of Distant Feeling(s). To come together in an electronically powered energetic flow – (re)thinking the conditions of a present moment.

More info: bram.org/distantF & daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Distant Feelings is a project run by Annie Abrahams and Daniel Pinheiro.

Filed under: Event, Net art, networked performance, Of interest, Performance, , , , ,

pwem

bram.org/pwem and bram.org/pwem/pwem

hold, i, incomplete, unedeuil, followtheblues, first

Filed under: Collective writing, e-literature, Exhibition, poetry, , ,

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ut ut ut Utterings with Curt Cloninger, Nerina Cocchi, Constança Carvalho Homem and Daniel Pinheiro. 24/03 14h workshop EICAS Deventer.

Constallationsss with Alice Lenay, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux et occasionellement Gwendoline Samidoust et Carin Klonowski.

Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué and Daniel Pinheiro.

(E)stranger. Research on What language does to you or not.

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