net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

De-centralized Web?

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The Big Kiss (2008) and Angry Women (2012) are shown together with Michael Szpakowski’s, House and Garden (2009) during the Decentralized Web Summit in San Fransisco.

August 1st and 2nd,
San Francisco Mint,
88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA.

For Ruth Catlow, who curated Furtherfield’s screening room as a part of the “creative track” programmed by Sam Hart and Mindy Seu for DWS, these 3 artworks exemplify an attitude to artmaking particular to the Web before the great centralisation – these are works that speak from the origins of the P2P movement, a time in which communities began to form around new modes of networked interaction.

The Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit is dedicated to creating the web we want [and the web we deserve]. We are convening those who want to build a web that…
Remembers. Forgets. That’s safe. That cares about people. That’s a marketplace. That’s a public square. That learns. That’s magical. That’s fun. A web with many winners. A web that’s locked open for good.

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Esa – workshop plurimedia. OSP.

5/3 – 16/3 2018 Workshop plurimedia
La performance en ligne comme outil de dévoilement ? ESA La Réunion.
Aujourd’hui le corps humain est pénétré par les nouvelles technologies ; il est augmenté, prolongé, amélioré et surveillé par des applications. Le corps est contraint, maltraité, contrôlé et souvent oublié. Le corps qui libère, qui rattache le virtuel au réel et en sens inverse, qui fait médiation, qui est entre. Le corps qui n’est plus jamais seul, mais n’a pas appris à être avec, ce corps lié est le champ de nos recherches.

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Plus de photos sur flickr – Merci aux étudiants, vous avez étés superbes.

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Résultat d’une exercice d’écriture partagée : Textdynamics : Le corps humain est la surface par laquelle la machine a accès au réel ?

Open Source OSPedagogy Préparation Workshop ESA 9 pages .pdf Annie Abrahams.
Et voici quelques lien vers les carnets de travail assez différent d’approche de quelques étudiants:
https://meredithhoareaublog.tumblr.com
https://kmimai.tumblr.com
https://georgie-ganne.tumblr.com
https://villageniihl.tumblr.com
https://french-woman.tumblr.com

14/03 16h30 Rencontre avec Annie Abrahams Corps et nouvelles technologies.
École supérieure d’art de La Réunion, 102 Avenue du 20 Décembre 1848, Le Port, 97826.

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Training Entanglement with whom?

With amazing artists and machines, cables and you.

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With Igor Stromajer, the pseudo-artist, who inspired me when in 2001 he started his famous Ballettikka Internettikka online performance series. We met in 2006, when he came to Montpellier to perform an Oppera Internettikka with me and a mezzo-soprano in the Opéra National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon. Over time we continued to collaborate actively in projects as The Big Kiss, Angry Women, HuisClos/No Exit and Beyond (spectacle) among others.

With Antye Greie (also known as AGF), a renowned composer, music producer, sound artist & curator, poet, feminist and activist, that I respect deeply. I performed 13 short performative conversational meetings online with her. We talked about html, wind, pixels, law, mothers, key frame, snow, philosophies, fruits, thinking and islands, humans and words, nuts, recording quality, law, shopping, wind, patriotism, love, ocean space, sound rate, communism, dancing, languages and salad, family and future. She also was a very active participant in the Angry Women project. We never met for real.

With Soyung Lee from South Korea who I never met for real neither, and with whom I never performed before. In 2016 I discovered her enchanting work Displaced when researching language practices and art. I tried to write about this hybrid performance and asked her some questions that are published here. Now she participates. Yes!

With Huong Ngô, an American artist, who I first met when I was in New York in 2010 for a Rhizome event and The Big Kiss performance with Mark River in OTO. Accidentally we met again some years later in Paris at an opening. We share an interest in the entanglement of language, identity and power relations and I admire the way she connects personal and political histories using a conceptual, interdisciplinary, and often collaborative approach. See for instance The Voice is an Archive or The Silent Period. Now we collaborate for the first time. Yes!

With Daniel Pinheiro, a Portugese video artist interested in telematics performance, who I met last summer in Porto where he participated in my ELO keynote performance Ours Lingages as singer, dancer and computer operator.  We had been collaborating before in the Distant Feeling(s), a tele-shared experience project (with also Lisa Parra), after I once participated in their LAND project. I especially appreciate the always very interesting observations and analyses he writes down. We will continue collaborating for sure.

With Helen Varley Jamieson, who coined the word cyberformance. I share a project called unaussprechbarlich and a book called Cyposium – the book with her. We had numerous online encounters in different online venues as for instance the Upstage platform, that she co-initiated. Helen is a feminist and a very fierce defender of the use of open-source software.

Many thanks to Randall Packer the symposium chair who made this possible!

Online En-semble – Entanglement Training
Live Online Performance Thursday, 29 March 2018, 7am-10am CDT / 8am-11am EDT / 2pm-5pm CEDT / 8pm-11pm SGT
In the frame of Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium – Social Broadcasting: an Unfinished Communications Revolution, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang University, Singapore (29 – 31 March 2018, a collaboration between the School of Art, Design & Media, Singapore; LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore; and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Performance, USA).

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Open Source OSPPP (pedagogy, protocol, performance script)

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22/03/2018. Today I was with 17 students ( Experimental Interaction) from the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. I had been invited by Randall Packer to prepare them for the upcoming Art of the Networked Practice online symposium.

.pdf protocol for my meeting with the students (online) – 4 online performance experimentations Fear – Love – Anger and Hope with an introduction.

Open Source  OSPPP (pedagogy, protocol, performance script), OSC (course)

More info : https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/17s2-dn1010-tut-g05/syllabus/social-broadcasting

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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.

Wh(o/at) arranges When. / Qu(o)i agence Quand. A performance by Annie Abrahams with Valentin Godard, Guillaume Seyller, Johanne Mortgat, Keywa Henri, Arthur Jamon, Laetitia Dangelade and Elisa Baron.

– a stage – a computer – a VR headset – unity + steam – a video projector + large screen – two joysticks – two sensors – a standing microphone – 50 chairs – two tables – a blindfold – sound amplification – diffuse light + a spot –

We had no repetition, only tests and trainings. I have spend two days with the students to familiarize them with the tool, and to have them explore its limits and possibilities. To discover what kind of relationship with the body and the imagination, it can produce.
We worked with and in VR, not for VR.
We explored VR space from the inside and from the outside, and discovered an in-between.

Protocol .pdf + notes and text. (in French)
How it was announced.  (in French)

Vide – ligne – paysage – couleur – éclair. Sound by Jan de Weille. (command)

This is what I formulated as a starting point for this 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 can answer now, as long as you search for what it is build of, how it is experienced from the inside as well as from the 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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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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Cultural Matter: Olia Lialina

Olia Lialina‘s distributed Summer GIF will be exhibited in the Cultural Matter program of LIMA Amsterdam.

24 Nov. 2017 – 3 Jan. 2018.
24 Nov. 8pm. Opening.

I am happy to be distantly part of this – I am swinging with Olia since 2013 http://bram.org/olia/summer.

At LIMA, this leading artwork will see itself in a new site specific presentation that will be enriched with documentation material. During the exhibition two public events will take place to shed light on both the art historical and material implications of the work.

…. The animation’s 18 still images are located on 26 different websites, with each site redirecting the browser from one server to the next, displaying the images in sequence, thus creating a cross-domain animation. ….

Cultural Matter is a series of exhibitions and events that provides a platform for the international discussion of digital art and aims to develop new strategies for the presentation and preservation of these artworks.

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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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