net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

ELO 2021 Utterings

Utterings Performance: Supra Semiotics. 30 min.
May 25th 2021 20h Paris time. Zoom link:
Attunement: https://jaapblonk.bandcamp.com/album/antonin-artaud-by-jaap-blonk

Utterings Panel: Toward a Supra-Semiotic Telepresent Communication.
May 26th 2021 14h30 Paris time. Zoom link:
Members of our group will collectively discuss what we have pragmatically learned and experienced in our performance research thus far. During the panel we make a writing pad available, where the audience can collectively read and write their thoughts on utterings as a communication form. Utterings will join and continue the discussion on the writing pad in the last part of the panel.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group whose members gather online and, while blindfolded, engage in utterings as communication. We want to create an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and feelings, above rationality. Put another way, we seek to develop a shared, experiential, supra-semiotic form of communication based on our ongoing performance history with each other. Michael Bakhtin’s concept of the “utterance event” as a node of intersection between lived, present-tense communication and atemporal, semiotic meaning has informed our research. Over the past year, we have enacted eight performances online “at” festivals “in” Nantes (France), Birmingham (UK), Linz (Austria), and London (UK).

Info and updates: https://utterings.hotglue.me/?elo

Utterings | Breathing. COVID E-lit exhibition. May 1st 2021 Opening.

ELO 2021 Conference and Festival: Platform (Post?) Pandemic
Workshops: 24-25 May, main conference 26-28 May 2021.

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COVID E-lit

COVID E-lit exhibition. May 1st 2021 Opening.
Included is Pandemic Encounter by Annie Abrahams and Breathing by Utterings.

Annie Abrahams | Pandemic Encounter.
Breathing is usually an unconscious process shared by all persons, but during the pandemic, it has become a common source of anxiety. This audio track exteriorizes the raw, raspy discomfort of our new reality. It mixes the artist’s respiration; computer-generated, distorted heartbeats; and a sound piece called “Silences” by Frans van Lent, which captures the silences of twenty artists from all around the world.

Utterings | Breathing.
Confronts the viewer with a “being” that is the result of an intricate, active, interlaced communicative structure in which both humans and machines are involved in a process of shared auditory exchange and attention. Through the mixing of six audio and video streams emerges an image of a phantom-like breathing, pulsating entity that thrives through affection, attention, glitches, delays and even voids.

Filed under: e-literature, Exhibition, Net art, networked performance, sound piece

WOMAN E-LIT

On March 30 6pm Paris time I will present #Crossroads…, a short intervention in WOMAN E-LIT, 10th anniversary of the Electronic Literature Lab x Women’s History Month.

Organisation Dene Grigar.
To register or learn more, email dgrigar@wsu.edu.

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Documenting Digital Art

On March 26, 17h30 – 18h00, we will present BEFORE THE FIRST, a brief glimpse of the diversity of online performance created before 2020, at the Transformation Digital Art 2021 symposium organised by LIMA, Amsterdam.

The Transformation Digital Art symposium is designed as an opportunity to share best practices concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software-based art. This year the focus of the symposium will be on Documenting Digital Art.

Programme of the symposium:
DAY 1: Wednesday, March 24, 17h30 – 21h30 CET
Workshop 1: Workshop Documentation Digital Art with HEK 18h00-19h30 CET
DAY 2: Thursday, March 25, 17h30 – 21h30 CET
Workshop 2: Workshop Documentation Digital Art with Centre Pompidou 18h00-19h30 CET
DAY 3: Friday, March 26, 17h00 – 19h30 CET
Workshop 3: Workshop Documentation Digital Art with SFMoma 18h00-19h30 CET
For the fully detailed programme visit bit.ly/LIMATDA2021
TICKETS bit.ly/ticketsTDA2021

March 26, 17h30 – 18h00: Discussion with Annie Abrahams (Artist) and Helen Varley Jamieson (artist)
Before the First is a response to the many claims of online “firsts” in 2020. Annie Abrahams, Helen Varley Jamieson and Suzon Fuks aim to draw attention to the long and rich history of online performance, which stretches back to the earliest days of the internet. For some of the artists in Before the first, the performance shown was not their very first online performance. Many early works were never documented, or for other reasons later works have been used. Before the First is a brief glimpse of the diversity of online performance created before 2020. The video is only a very tiny sample of this field of creative work; it is a snapshot and provocation to further exploration of the field, rather than an historical record.

You can watch the recording of our presentation on youtube.

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Flash re-Generations … ?

Reading/performing of Separation / Séparation (2003)
New Years Eve, 19h15 CET in
A Toast to the Flash Generation.
Besides celebrating the end of an important creative period and showcasing the wonderful Flash e-lit collected by the Electronic Literature Organization in its Repository, this event also intends to document the flash poetry, narratives, & essays for posterity.

December 31, 2020
10 a.m.-5 p.m. PST
(7 p.m. – 2 a.m. CET)

Hosted by Dene Grigar, Director, Electronic Literature Lab; Digital Preservationist, Electronic Literature Organization.

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Vous êtes ICI – Mozilla Hub exposition.

25 nov. – 22 déc. “Vous êtes ICI“, expo sur Mozilla Hub, Arthotèque, Saint-Priest.

le curateur fait la visite guidée (mardi’s le soir)

Vous êtes ICI est une exposition qui réunit les récits interactifs de Olia Lialina et Jean Le Gac, les monochromes incarnés de Raphael Rozendaal et Yves Klein, La douceur humaine de Annie Abrahams et Djamel Tatah, Les reprises endiablées de Alexei Shulgin et Ophélie Demurger, les compositions surréalistes de Nicolas Frespech et Mimmo Rotella et les visages magiques de Seumboy Vrainom et Gaelle Loth.
Combinaisons savamment orchestrées par le curateur Valentin Godard.

Permanence : tous les mercredis de 17h à 18h.
Visite guidée : les mardis soirs à 18h30 (inscription nécessaire par mail, à l’adresse suivante : artotheque@mairie-saint-priest.fr). Je conseille !

pendant le vernissage nous avons dansé avec Demurger sur Shulgin.

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Utterings – We’re All Bats

Dec. 4 Transmission
attunement: https://youtu.be/6dBt3mJtgJc

18h30 – 18h55 London time. Nov. 20 and 27, and Dec 4 Utterings on We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel.

19h30 – 19h55 Paris time.
Nov. 20 “New Language
video archive https://www.facebook.com/wereallbats/videos/486990222279679 and on the wereallbats archive page.
Nov. 27 “Above Rationality
Attunement: https://soundcloud.com/dpsr/andanconnerdercu-utterings-remix
video archive https://www.facebook.com/wereallbats/videos/3612235212170315 and on the wereallbats archive page.
Dec. 04 “Transmissions
Attunement: a special patch made by Curt: http://lab404.com/audio/patches/synchronizelove.mp4
video archive https://www.facebook.com/424055461742483/videos/468268100824928 and on the wereallbats archive page.

Connect at the right time to We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel or listen to us on their FB page.

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

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The Big Kiss au festival accès)s( #20

09/10-12/12 The Big Kiss dans Melting Point*, expo Bel Ordinaire, Pau.
Curation Jean-Jacques Gay.

Et aussi: 09/10-08/11 Méthodologie / Protocole de travail, Constallations, Collectif 3G, Melting Point* la suite , expo, Médiathèque A. Labarrère, Pau.

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Distant Movements at NODE

Do you want to join us to examine what it means to «dance together» in an environment where bodies are entangled with machines?

Join us Oct 8 16h CEST for a 20 min long Distant Movements session in the frame of the Choreographic Coding Lab Online meetup organised by Naoto Hiéda for NODE20.

8/10 16h – 16h20 Paris time

Distant Movements @NODE projected in Naxos Greenhouse

Online. Open to all.

You will be guided into movement by Daniel Pinheiro, Muriel Piqué and Annie Abrahams.
We will priviledge:
an inner gaze / body awareness
slowness, in order to favor the perception of the experience
awareness of the presence of others, even if you don’t see them – the session will be recorded – an eye (the webcam) looks at you all and unites you in the interface.

You can’t do anything wrong

screencapture of the session

We will start with an activation of the body through “balancing” with the eyes open – we will close our eyes …

During the last 10 minutes only qualitative incentives:
don’t forget to breathe
your toes move too
remember flexibility

More information on the Distant Movements research project here.

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appearance | əˈpɪər(ə)ns |

26 September – 24 October 2020
APPEARANCE
Online exhibition, Upstream Gallery Amsterdam.
Curated by Josephine Bosma.

Image: Amy Alexander, What The Robot Saw (still) (2020)

Participating artists:
Addie Wagenknecht, Annie Abrahams & Daniel Pinheiro, Amy Alexander, Claudia Del & Jaume Clotet, Evelina Domnitch & Dimitry Gelfand, Knowbotiq Research, Nancy Mauro-Flude, PolakVanBekkum, Stephanie Syjuco, Valentina Gal, Winnie Soon

Online Opening, Saturday September 26th, 17.00 (CEST)
Location: http://www.upstream.gallery.

Josephine Bosma (1962) is a freelance critic and theorist working in the expanded field of art and new media. She is specialized in art and the Internet, and lectures and publishes internationally. In 2011 NAi/Institute for Network Cultures published Josephine Bosma’s book Nettitudes – Let’s Talk Net Art. 

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Upcoming

  • 19/05 – 19/11 2021 Moving Paintings in Sans Objet, exposition en ligne Centre Pompidou.
  • May 24 – August 2, Séparation in afterflash exhibition, ELO’s The NEXT.
  • 26/05 14h30 Utterings Panel: Toward a Supra-Semiotic Telepresent Communication. ELO 2021.
  • June 23, 16h, online performance workshop Angry Women, @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • June 25th 16h30 and June 26 20h Angry Women online performance @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 27/06 13h participation in 6 Writers Be Like BodyObsolete by Suzon Fuks @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 01/07 online Alcho performance in the frame of the presentation of the Alchorisma website.
  • Ongoing Constallationsss

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