net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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.

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Open Publish – licriture “Ecoute”

Le vendredi 19 novembre 21h Paris Constallationsss* propose un atelier de licriture. pendant le Open Publishing Fest***  (OPF nov 8-19)
Durée 60 min.
Le point de départ sera un texte sur l’écoute.

Si vous voulez licrire avec nous le 19, écrivez-moi bram.org@gmail.com pour avoir le lien internet de larencontre.
Plus d’information : https://constallationsss.hotglue.me/?OpenPublish

L’atelier licriture commencera avec une explication et harmonisation d’une durée de 10 minutes. Ensuite, les participant.e.s se rendront sur un framapad où ells trouveront un lien vers le texte, qu’ells commencent à lire individuellement. Sur le pad ells rédigeront leurs notes, réflexions et digressions les unes pêle-mêle parmi les autres et ells réagiront à celles des autres participant.e.s. Après 40 min. de licriture, nous nous reconnecterons pour discuter du processus.

Il ne s’agit pas de produire un texte ensemble, mais d’utiliser la licriture comme une technique pour mettre la pensée en commun.

***Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models.
Held over two weeks in November this year, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.
Open Knowledge ≈/= Open Publishing ?

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Open Publish – reariting “webchoreography”

On Thursday November 18 14h Paris time Constallationsss* proposes a Reariting workshop during the Open Publishing Fest***  (OPF Nov 8-19)
Duration 60 min.
Starting point will be a text related to the body, the screen, the interface and dance.

If you want to rearite with us on the 18th, please write me at bram.org@gmail.com to get the url for meeting.
Info : https://constallationsss.hotglue.me/?OpenPublish/

The workshop will start with a 10 min long explanation and attunement on zoom.
Then the participants will go to a collective writing pad where they will find a selected text that they start reading individually. On the pad they write their notes, reflections, questions, digressions – the ones through the others – and react to those of the others.
After 40 min of reariting we will shortly reconnect in zoom to discuss the process.

this is not about producing a text together, but about using reariting as a technique to think through a text together.

*Constallationsss is an online art / research group started in 2018 by Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux and Pascale Barret. In 2020 Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski and Gwendoline Samidoust joined. The group uses the internet, challenges and surprises as tools for what Annie called contemporary net art, Pascale a non-binary inclusive laboratory, and Alix performative and collaborative explorations. Their methodology: constallations.hotglue.me/?methodologie

***Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models.
Held over two weeks in November this year, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.
Open Knowledge ≈/= Open Publishing ?

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𝒴: Ecology of Attention

Attentionsss An online textual session by Constallationsss
A methodological and theoretical attunement of the evening

12/07/2021 18h30 – 23h
DIVADLO X10 Charvátova 10/39, Praha 1, 110 00
𝗖𝗼-𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Nultý bod – Zero point festival, Montag Modus – Y-Events series

Photos Libor Galia (c) @Nultý bod a Y Events

A reariting of extracts from Yves Citton’s “The Ecology of Attention”.
Anarchives (Notes, video, images)

“The third characteristic phenomenon of joint attention situations is therefore to be found in the IMPROVISATION PRACTICES that they necessarily call for: showing yourself to be attentive to the attention of the other requires learning to get out of pre-programmed routines, so you can open yourself to the risks (and techniques) of improvisation. Everyone knows how to improvise, because everyone has learned to participate in a conversation – where no one knows in advance what their interlocutors are going to say.”
Extract from The Ecology of Attention, Yves Citton, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-509-50373-5

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Stof / Poussière / Dust

“stof” Nederlands with translation

Suzon Fuks made a video for “stof” the text I wrote for her “BE LIKE BODY—OBSOLETE #4” project. She asked 6 artists writers to responded to the questions:
How do we advance technology without giving up our sense of humanity?
What does it mean to become / be obsolete?

I am very happy to contribute to this beautiful interesting project with 5 other writers from very different cultural backgrounds and languages: Amaranta Osorio, Nasim Khosravi, Parvathy Baul, Ya-Ling Peng and Younghee Park. Their videos can be found here https://vimeo.com/suzon

For this project Suzon does a performance and made an e-book and audio track. The performance will happen on Sunday 27 June 2021, and will be followed by the artist talk with all six writers.
You have to book for the performance and talk onlinefestival.themagdalenaproject.org/be-like-body-obsolete-1
and onlinefestival.themagdalenaproject.org/6-writers

“Pousièrre” en français with translation

In March 2022 REALTIME, the Australian magazine on Australian and international exploratory performance and media arts published a very good areticle on Suzon’s performance.

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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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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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