net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Utterings – We’re All Bats

Nov. 27 Above Rationality attunement:
https://soundcloud.com/dpsr/andanconnerdercu-utterings-remix
Makes me want to be very rational.

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

Nov. 20 and 27, and Dec 4, 19h30 – 19h55 Paris time.
Nov. 20 “New Language
Nov. 27 “Above Rationality
Dec. 04 “Transmissions

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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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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utterings – Network Music Festival

July 15, 20h Paris time.
Utterings, second in line for the opening concert of
Network Music Festival.
“Sound without borders.” Online 15-18th July 2020.
We will be live here: http://live.networkmusicfestival.org/

Exploring innovative digital music, art and research which investigates the impact of networking technology on musical creation and performance practice, Network Music Festival presents cutting edge musical performances, workshops and discussions.

Features a diverse array of music including browser-based performance platforms, video-conferencing collaboration, live coding, live scores, laptop ensembles, networked physical devices, AI bots, VR environments, mobile apps and much, much more. The performers span the globe and are based in more than 24 countries. Programme.

NMF looks to support artists and audiences alike. All the concerts will be free to view, but donations on a Pay What You Can principle are accepted. All donations will go directly to artists.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group composed of Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

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Open Publishing Fest – reariting

On Wednesday Mai 27th 21h Paris time (CEST) the group Constallationss* proposes a Reariting** session during the Open Publishing Fest***  (OPF May 18-29)
The session will last 90 min and takes a text related to the book Thought in the Act by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi as its starting point.

If you want to rearite with us on the 27th, please write to Annie bram.org@gmail.com or Alix alixdesaubliaux@gmail.com to reserve your place.
Info : https://constallationss.hotglue.me/?OPF

reariting a method to think together

The session 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 link to the selected text that they start reading individually. On the pad they write their notes, reflexions, questions, digressions – the ones through the others – and react to those of the others.
After one hour 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.

*Constallationss 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

**Reariting 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.
( https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/diffractive-1.pdf )

***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 May, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.

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Pandemic Encounters

On Saturday, May 23rd, 12pm ET-US – 18h CEST Paris time I will be participating in
Pandemic Encounters
Pandemic Encounters is a Networked Performance Installation by Paul Sermon in collaboration with Randall Packer, Gregory Kuhn, the Third Space Network and Leonardo Laser talks.

Other action-performers: Clarissa Almeida (Brazil), Roberta Buiani(Canada), Andrew Denton (New Zealand), Bhavani Esapathi (UK), Tania Fraga (Brazil), Satinder Gill (US), Birgitta Hosea (UK), Charles Lane (US), Ng Wen Lei (Singapore), Marilene Oliver (Canada), Serena Pang (Singapore), Daniel Pinheiro (Portuga), Olga Remneva (Russia), Toni Sant (UK), Rejane Spitz (Brazil), Atau Tanaka (UK)

If you want to assist online you have to register :
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pandemic-encounters

excited to work with layering … as a place to connect (or not)

This is the soundfile I prepared:

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Open Publishing Fest – licriture

20 mai 21h CEST Constallationss / Licriture.
Une séance de licriture (reariting)* avec le groupe constallationss sur un texte en rapport avec le livre Pensée en Acte d’Erin Manning et Brian Massumi.
Durée 90 min.
Dans le cadre de Open Publishing Fest.** (regardez le programme – il y a plein d’éventements intéressants entre le 18 et le 29 mai)

Venez licrire avec nous le 21 mai
Il y aura de la place pour 12 personnes
Réservation obligatoire. Message à Annie bram.org@gmail.com ou Alix alixdesaubliaux@gmail.com

La session licriture commencera avec une explication et un accordage 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 une heure 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.

*Reariting (licriture) 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.
( https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/diffractive.pdf )

** 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 May, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.

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Enfourché -> des formes encore

Le 14 mai entre 20h30 et 22h, j’ai lu Enfourché pendant Équinoxe(s) – plateforme poétique #9 organisé par la Fondation Thalie.
(Programmation : Pascale Barret)

Enfourché Remix du discours de Macron devant des artistes de différents champs de la création, 6 mai 2020.

Podcast : https://www.fondationthalie.org/fr/podcasts/equinoxes-plateforme-poetique-du-14-mai-2020 vers 10:30 min

Des formes encore

vraiment beaucoup de choses est

il y a derrière tout les

les formes

de nouvelles formes

mariage du bon sens

d’autres d’autres

formes d’être au public

un autre rapport avec

le public public

des formes de création avec

des formes de

création en lien

aider à construire les conditions de répéter l’après

à créer sous contrainte

tout le poème sur la page 2 de ce billet (voir en bas)

Pages: 1 2

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Invitation: intra/rompre/rupt

Avez-vous envie de vous sentir connecté ?

ENGLISH: intra/rupt/rompre

Tous les mercredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET, GMT+2), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Muriel Piqué, Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Movements

Distant Movements confinement 2

Tous les vendredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Feelings

Si vous nous rejoignez après le début de la session, prenez soin de respecter le silence.

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Distant Movements
explorer ensemble la possibilité d’une expérience de danse devant un écran
Durée 15 min.
Guidé par Muriel, Daniel et Annie en français et en anglais.
Si vous ne parlez que l’une de ces langues, vous pouvez rester dans votre propre mouvement jusqu’à ce que vous compreniez à nouveau les invitations.
Nous voulons susciter un état de conscience propice à danser ensemble en ligne. Nous cherchons à développer un regard intérieur qui s’ouvre sur une danse en résonance. Mais en même temps nous allons apprendre une qualité d’écoute qui permet de continuer quand on ne comprend pas. Nous danserons ensemble.
Yeux fermés. Attentifs au mouvement intérieur.
Plus d’informations (français et anglais) : distantmovements.tumblr.com

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Distant Feelings
un rituel de contemplation sur l’être ensemble en ligne tout en étant séparés
Durée 15 min.
Les yeux fermés, sans parler
Contexte : bram.org/distantF et/ou landproject.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à nous, vous devez installer l’application de zoom sur votre appareil. Téléchargement gratuit : https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.
(nous savons que zoom a des problèmes de confidentialité, mais nous n’avons pas encore trouvé d’alternative assez stable)

Distant Movements étant un des sujets de la thèse de Muriel Piqué, nous enregistrerons nos séances afin de pouvoir revenir sur ce qui s’est passé. Les participants pourront également avoir accès à l’enregistrement sur simple demande.

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Invitation: intra/rupt/rompre

En FR

Would you like to feel connected?

Every Wednesday at 16h Paris time (CET, GMT+2) you are invited to join Muriel Piqué, Daniel Pinheiro and Annie Abrahams for Distant Movements

Every Friday at 16h Paris time (CET) you are invited to join Daniel Pinheiro and Annie Abrahams for Distant Feelings

If you are joining after the start of a session please keep silent.

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Distant Movements
exploring together the possibility to experience dance in front of a screen
Duration 15 min.
Guided by Muriel, Daniel and Annie in French and English.
If you only speak one of these languages you can stay in your own movement until you understand the guidance again. We not only want to arouse a state of consciousness favorable for dancing together online; for developping an inner gaze that opens to a dance in resonance, but we will also learn to listen to something we don’t understand. We will dance together.
Eyes closed. Attentive to interior movement.
More information (French and English) : distantmovements.tumblr.com

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Distant Feelings
an online ritual of contemplation on our situation of being together while being separated
Duration 15 min.
Eyes closed, no talking
Background: bram.org/distantF or landproject.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

If you want to join either of these you need to install the zoom application on your device. Free download: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting .
(we know zoom has privacy issues, but we didn’t find a stable alternative yet – we also secretly enjoy supplying only worthless data)

The sessions will be recorded; we want to be able to go back to what happened. Everyone who participated can also ask for the recording – we will happily send it to them.

Distant Feelings confinement 1

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Utterings – soundperformance for audioblast #8

On the 22nd of February 16h30 Paris time during the festival Audioblast #8, Utterings sera diffusé en direct en ligne et sur un système de spatialisation radiophonique installé à la Plateforme Intermédia, 4 Boulevard Léon Bureau, 44200 Nantes. Organisation APO-33.
Online listen here: Concerts en ligne. 22-23/02 2020.

Utterings is a project by Annie Abrahams (FR) and Daniel Pinheiro (PRT) with Constança Carvalho Homem (PRT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US) as invited artists and collaborators.
Technical assistance: Jan de Weille.
Since this event Utterings is a band.

Utterings is a sound-only networked performance experiment where six artists commit to a 30 min long exchange across distance. The artists gather online and, while blindfolded, they engage in utterings as communication, building on solo’s, duo’s, chorals and silence, creating an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and affects above rationality. Six sound streams (no instruments used) are interlaced and entangled in one single polyphonic composition shared live in the audioblast program. The protocol for this performance will be written collectively in the week before the performance.

Protocol and references for Utterings here: https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/r.d6b50a58404bb8269f53ffe00d5a14ff (Pauline Oliveros, Mikhail Bakhtin, Andrei Bely, Maree Cunnington, Michel De Certeau, Andrea Olsen, Meredith Monk, Maurizio Lazzarato and the bible.)

Website Utterings

testing blindfolds

As an individual it is very difficult to address the problems related to all kind of global emissions. Of course you can act privately, but we need more.
Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.
Communication not as transmission of information, ruled by a code or abstract conventions, but connected with affection and attention will counter data imperialism and rationalist exploitation.

how to go beyond glossolalie? what will be the intention? is attunement enough? if we manage to avoid meaning we may discover something
Martine Neddam: Glossolalia is ‘dancing with words’. Dance first, before moving beyond dancing.
Igor Stromajer: An extremely intriguing concept. Who knows, perhaps you don’t even have to go beyond glossolalia. If glossolalia is done “right”, it already goes beyond … itself.

Mikhail Bakhtin has a posse!

Audioblast is a festival de création sonore utilisant le réseau comme lieu de diffusion, il se compose de nombreuses pratiques audio en réseau, de musique expérimentale, drone, noise, field recordings, poésie sonore, électroniques et musiques contemporaines.

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art has been featured in the New York Times and at museums, galleries, and festivals from Korea to Brazil. His fifth book, “Some Ways of Making Nothing: Apophatic Apparatuses in Contemporary Art,” is forthcoming from Punctum Books as part of Erin Manning and Brian Massumi’s 3Ecologies Immediations series. His writing and art may be accessed at lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org.

Nerina Cocchi is an Italian theatre artist and translator based in Brussels, Belgium. A 2019 recipient of Bourse Claude Etienne, a fellowship for emerging Belgian playwrights, she took part in the Arctic Circle Residency and sailed in the Arctic region in 2019. Co-artistic director of inoutput, an international group of artistic creation, she also works as assistant producer for Belgian dance company Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties and is the author of “THE WArDROBE”, an operatic film to be released in 2020-21.

Derek Piotr (b. 1991) is a Poland-born producer and composer based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the human voice. His work covers genres as diverse as glitch, leftfield pop, chamber, dance, and drone; and is primarily concerned with tenderness, fragility, beauty and brutality. derekpiotr.com

Constança Carvalho Homem studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. She completed her Masters in Text and Performance Studies with Distinction at King’s College London and RADA. In recent years, she sought the offshoots of a Grotowski-inspired unified stage practice, having trained with Matej Matejka, Thomas Richards/Mario Biagini and Maud Robart. 
Porto-based, she works as translator, dramaturg, performer and director. Radio plays and improvised music are two major interests. Of her recent collaborations, she’d highlight 2019’s Hysteria

Annie Abrahams, artist and performer based in Montpellier France, investigates the possibilities and limits of communication under networked conditions. She is known worldwide for her netart and collective writing experiments and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. bram.org

Daniel Pinheiro, performer and visual artist based in Porto, Portugal has been developing work in the field of Telematic Art mostly as a resource to discuss and reflect upon the impact of technology on everyday life. daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com

Daniel and Annie work occasionnally together since 2014.

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