net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Mouvements à Distance – Biennale Lyon – 14 déc.

Samedi 14 décembre 14h-16h30, Expériences Mouvements à Distance et Dronards dans le cadre du
Séminaire IMPEC.* – Interactions Multimodales Par ECran.
Ancienne Usine Fagor,
15e Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon.

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Mouvements à Distance, conçue pour 12 participants munis de leurs smartphones et oreilettes/casque dure 10 minutes. Dispersé.e.s dans l’espace (sur le lieu du séminaire, mais aussi plus largement en ligne), connecté.e.s via le réseau à une interface de téléconférence ordinaire, les particpant.e.s ferment les yeux et se laissent guider par une voix dans une exercice de mouvement partagé.
Leurs téléphones mobiles fonctionnent comme des extensions photosensibles de leurs mains et produisent, projetées sur un écran, une seule image. Les yeux fermés, les particpant.e.s se concentrent sur leur corps et ne contrôlent plus leur image. Celle-ci devient du coup la trace directe de leur vécu, une transposition de leur mouvement en résonance avec les autres.
Quelques personnes de l’audience sur place peuvent participer à l’expérience, ainsi que quelques personnes en ligne.

Mouvements à Distance est un satellite du projet Distant Movements avec Muriel Piqué et Daniel Pinheiro.

* Le séminaire mensuel IMPEC, dirigé par Christine Develotte, accueille des collègues de différentes disciplines : sciences du langage, sciences de l’éducation, sciences cognitives, sciences de l’information et de la communication, psychologie, sociologie et des doctorants qui centrent leur objet de recherche sur les interactions par écran.

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Distant Feeling(s) #7 – join us Dec 7th.

DF#7 | DEC 7th, 2019 | 6.00 – 6.15PM GMT+1 | Online

Distant feelings
Still from Distant Feeling(s) #6 – 26/09 18h30, Video Vortex #12, Malta.

We invite you to join us in our annual re-activation of Distant Feeling(s)*.
We will once again share time together, online, without speaking and with our eyes closed.

Distant Feeling(s) #7 will happen through a video-conferencing session in zoom** at the following url: https://zoom.us/j/5950825099
Saturday Dec. 7th 6:00 – 6:15 PM GMT+1 (Paris time).
Find your local time here.

Online.
Open to all.
Duration 15 min.


A silent, yet sentient, relational encounter. A telematic embrace where nothing seems to happen and where the lack of action is precisely its potential for fighting alienation. We are performing absentia within the network, while the network is functioning.
We research togetherness through the Internet as a way to counter its fallacy which drives the (im)possibility of collective strength.
Can we find novelty in an already established system, and act from within, towards (an)other purpose(s)?

capture de l’écran de Distant Feeling(s) #7

* Distant Feeling(s) is a project by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro. More information bram.org/distantF and landproject.tumblr.com

** If you want to join you need to install the zoom application on your device. Free download from https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting and connect to meeting 5950825099 5 min before the performance starts.

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Moonah Community Radio – constallationsOuverture

Your Voices, Your Stories
a temporary community radio station produced and operated by radio queens Sisters Akousmatica. (Phillipa Stafford + Julia Drouhin)
21 November – 14 December 2019
Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

image Sisters Akousmatica

Broadcasting will begin at 1800 (AEDT) 21st November  on 97.1FM in the local area and streaming at http://mixlr.com/sistersakousmatica. The project will begin with a live to air Welcome to Country by lutruwita/Tasmania-based artist and proud aboriginal woman, Janice Ross and performances by Dani Kirby and Mat Ward, and Wes Millstone.

Broadcasts will continue until 14 December, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1100 – 1500 AEDT.
ConstallationsOuverture will be played on Thursday 28 November between 1100 – 1500 AEDT .

Mixage: Annie Abrahams.
Voices: Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux, Pascale Barret.
Laughs: Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie Abrahams and Carin Klonowski.
Music: “Ouverture 14” by Jan de Weille.

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ConstallationOuverture in Radio Play

Radio Play invites peers working across disciplines and around the world to share audio work. Tune in to an evening of tricky thinking, new sounds and unlikely connections – including work by Annie Abrahams, Rachael Murray, Paige Silverman and Sleepwalk Collective.

Listen in live online Sunday 25 Aug. 7pm UTC+01 via channingtatum. CHANNING TATUM: a project by Rohanne Udall & Paul Hughes

While listening to ConstallationOuverture Rohanne and Paul will (probably) read the Methodology of ConstallationS.
ConstallationOuverture Mixage: Annie Abrahams. Voices: Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie Abrahams. Laughs: Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie Abrahams and Carin Klonowski. Music: “Ouverture 14” by Jan de Weille. ConstallationOuverture is online here.

The podcast is now online via Applepodcast.
Direct link: https://tatenlyle.com/2019/09/03/radio-play-7/
From 1:21 Rohanne and Paul talk about ConstallationOuverture. At around 1:35 Rohanne reads the Methodology of Constallations.

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3G Constallations #10 + méthodologie

One year ago we: the group 3G(enerations) Alix Desaubliaux, Pascale Barret and Annie Abrahams, started a research project called Constallations. Using challenges and surprises, we defied each other in nine sessions of what Annie called contemporary net art, Pascale a non-binary inclusive laboratory and Alix performative & collaborative explorations.

ISELP, Institut d’Art Contemporain, invited 3G to come to Brussels for their 10th, this time real-life, session.
Saturday, Mai 25, 16h you are welcome to meet the three artists and Sandra Bébié-Valérian of OUDEIS at the Boulevard de Waterloo in Brussels.
Sandra will give a short talk where she analyses the project in the frame of OUDEIS’ Autorama project. Pascale, Alix and Annie will present their recently written Methodology of Constallations* and will try to translate it’s essence to the real space of the exhibition Waiting to blossom *Constallations by Pascale Barret.
Could be an object, a performance, a reading, a text, an installation …. or a mix of all this.

Constallations is devoid of a goal and has no predetermined path. Constallations is what we are when we give up our personal objectives and, when, based on our own history and skills, we tackle a challenge prepared by one of the group.
Constallations is made of travels through things one doesn’t control, of jumps in the void. Constallations is an exploration full of unexpected discoveries.

Constallations is a learning tool / a practice radically open to everything.
Constallations is a concrete utopia – on a small scale, and temporary, it must be said – but it is, and so carries a hope for a different society.
It’s a perspective.
Constallations is a path, an adventure, a chemistry, a soup that upsets habits and creates links.

Wall installation Constallations à L’ISELP

* The Methodology of Constallations will also be available in English and French on the Constallations website after the 25th.

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Wikifémia

Wikifémia, la réseau des Computer grrrls par Roberte Larousse.
http://wikifemia.org/wikifemia/computer_grrrls/index.html

Annie Abrahams in Wikifémia

Wikifémia met en lumière des biographies de femmes remarquables telles qu’elles figurent dans les articles de Wikipédia. Cette programme, basée sur l’arborescence de la version francophone de l’encyclopédie en ligne, offre aux visiteuses une visualisation documentée de centaines de femmes qui ont contribuée à l’histoire de l’informatique. Les articles sont traduites en française, c’est-à-dire entièrement à la féminine, afin de démasculiniser autant la langue française que l’histoire.

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3G(enerations) Constallations – participation ?

3G(enerations : Annie Abrahams (Montpellier), Pascale Barret (Bruxelles) et Alix Desaubliaux (Lyon), trois artistes, trois femmes, trois générations, se retrouvent en ligne pour Constallations : un projet de rencontre où le faire est utilisé comme instrument pour défaire sa propre réflexivité, sa subjectivité systématisée et pour se lire les unes à travers les autres afin de générer des moments créatifs et inattendus.

Pour les sessions prochaines (8, 10 (plein) et 11 mars) nous accueillerons quelques personnes intéressées.

Si ça vous tente de nous joindre pour une session, écrivez un émail à Alix, Pascale ou Annie.

Les contraintes :

– il faut être disponible toute la journée de 11h à 17h.

– avoir installé et testé l’application zoom.us

Chaque instanciation est initiée / hébergée par l’une des artistes comme une invitation et un défi aux deux autres. Jusqu’à maintenant six sessions ont eu lieu : Defragmentation, Crittertalk, musingCyborg, QueeringDommage, fem-technoecologies et Partktology.

Constallations est une conversation sous la forme de 3 x 3 sessions de désirs / tempêtes / lavages cérébraux.

Constallations est un outil radical pour un non-art. 

Constallations est une confrontation attentive entre générations, visions et pratiques.

Constallations  est soutenu par OUDEIS dans le cadre de son axe de recherche sur l’exposition et l’automatisation.

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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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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.

combi2More images on flickr.
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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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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Upcoming

 

  • 12/10 – 25/01 Exposition Angry Women take1 in Hadaly et Sowana, cyborgs et sorcières, l’Espace Gantner, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bourogne.
  • 30-31/01 2020 du centre au milieu Workshop ReadingClub et Distant Movements, Laboratoire LITT&ARTS, Université de Grenoble Alpes.
  • janvier-mai Constallationss Annie Abrahams, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski et Gwendoline Samidoust.

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