net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Féminisme, performance, thèse

Le féminisme dans les vies et les œuvres d’artistes de la performance en Europe et en Amérique du Nord entre 1980 et 2010.

Merci Floris Taton. Le 29 janvier 2018 nous avions un entretien de 1h37 via skype. Enfin je peux te lire.

Résumé :
Depuis les années 1970, le féminisme inspire les artistes de la performance. Cette décennie pionnière est très documentée, mais qu’en est-il pour les trois décennies suivantes ? Le féminisme dans les vies et les œuvres d’artistes de la performance en Europe et en Amérique du Nord entre 1980 et 2010 propose, par le biais de vingt-cinq artistes dans dix-sept pays un état des lieux du féminisme de la deuxième et de la troisième vague. L’objectif de la recherche est d’éclairer les artistes de la performance et leurs productions au regard d’enjeux féministes. Trois volets sont abordés : les prémices des parcours des artistes, les sources et formes de l’influence féministe et sa place dans les œuvres.

La puissance de l’art d’Annie Abrahams est aussi forte que son travail est sous-évalué.” :)

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A conversation with Naoto.

I love the way the experimental conversation (interactive, generative) for which Naoto Hieda invited me evolves. He uses keywords and hashtags in what looks like a simple hypertext structure, but actually is based on code and javascript.

We started with #anders, #contrainte and #error.
The conversation is ongoing.

This is an image Naoto made after I had send him a photo and a short story.The photo made him think of something romantic, maybe a Monet image. He wrote: “Then I thought about generating an image using an algorithmic model but I stopped because I hate AI generated images. They lack imagination. Instead I made a small program to generate another reality of the photo, which doesn’t look like Monet but it is some thing.” And he also send a link to the code he used:

#youth #glitch #nature #language #performance #danger #other #different #diagram #posthuman

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podcast B E A U T Y

Interviewed by Derek Piotr for his podcast on BEAUTY (oh nooo).


I choose to present a strange mix of work by friends: #Utterings, Azure Carter, Alan Sondheim, Jan de Weille, HomemMadeira with Constança Carvalho Homem, Michael Baird, Curt Cloninger and Derek himself.

A nice interview with Derek on his upcoming record, Making and Then Unmaking, releasing 14 May 2021:

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The Laboratory of Networked Behavior


After my Networked Conversations interview with Randall Packer on the 13th of Mai, Randall wrote an interesting article called The Laboratory of Networked Behavior.

“Only through questioning, probing, getting dirty, and embracing the messiness of online behavior, can we even come close to any kind of understanding of what lies ahead of us in our mediated lives. That is why the work of Annie Abrahams, along with the other intrepid artist-investigators of the Net, is so crucial to our survival amidst the encroachment of the telematic embrace.”

And here is the recording of the interview : performance as reality – performance is reality.

And a preparation for the talk .pdf (very elaborate overview of my online performance history – not complete though)

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Networked Conversations

unnamedImage courtesy of the Third Space Network

After Videofreex and Kit Galloway and before Gene Youngblood I’ll be Randall Packer‘s third guest in the Networked Conversations series.

Saturday May 13th 6pm – 7pm Paris time. (Find your local time here.)

To participate you should go to the Third Space Network.
Select “Guest,” type your name, and “Enter Room.”

Networked Conversations is a series of live, online interviews and discussions hosted by Randall Packer. The series features media artists, curators, writers, and activists exploring a broad range of social, political and aesthetic topics at the intersection of net culture. Networked Conversations collapses geographical and cultural boundaries via participatory Internet chat: free & open & accessible from anywhere in the world.
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Choose Your Muse – interview

politics, art, influences, encounters, difficulties, uniqueness, inspiration, iritation, understanding

Marc Garrett interviewed me for the Choose Your Muse series on Furtherfield.

And he made this image to go with it, Thanks Marc!

Other interviews in this series so far : Mike Stubbs, Igor Stromajer, Jeremy Bailley and Lynn Hershman Leeson.

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168h non-stop Réconfort Infini

Photo in January 2013 with David Lavaysse in front of the recording studio of Montpellier’s local alternatif  radio station Eko des Garrigues where we had just done an interview on his 1 min sound piece Réconfort infini (Eternal reassuring) based on one of my performance works.
One year later David made a 7 days version with daily variation of the original piece that you can now download from his 1fusé website.
On this occasion he also published a very short interview with me.
Scroll the page to see all the versions including 10 numbered audio tapes with a handmade woodburned cherry artwork and a video.
Ici pour la version française.

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Interview in Slovenian

dnevnikKlInterview V performanse vložim tisto, česar ne razumem by Tanja Lesničar – Pučko in Dnevnik 17th of April

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A three-way conversation about performance art online

Igor Štromajer & Annie Abrahams by Gretta Louw in BOMB Magazine April 21st 2014.

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.

I first met Igor Štromajer online—we are net-based artists, after all. That was back in 2011 when I spent 10 days locked in a Berlin gallery, available 24 hours a day for contact via the Internet to test the effects of extreme online connectedness as part of a performance called Controlling_Connectivity. Igor became very involved in the performance, posing some of the most insightful questions from participants in the piece, and eventually dubbing me the “Joan of Arc of the Internet.” Through Igor, I discovered Annie Abrahams’s wonderful, groundbreaking networked performances such as The Big Kiss, where she spent several hours “kissing” a collaborator via the web using a split-screen and close-up webcam streams of each of the performers’ mouths. Though very different in style, these two artists share a gift for showing us the messy, human side of the Internet and technology; their work is authentic, intimate, exploratory, and inspiring.” Introduction by Gretta.

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Intervista + article Reading Club PAC

15 12 2013 Reading club : intervista ad Annie Abrahams ed Emmanuel Guez, Simona Polvani, Intervista in italiano, PAC Magazine di arte & culture.
L’écriture de l’entretien en français.

04 01 2014 Reading Club: cultura digitale a Parigi fra spettacolo e lettura, Simona Polvani, PAC Magazine di arte & culture.

“Dans l’épidémie d’auteurs et de personnalisme présentéiste qui caractérisent notre époque de réseaux sociaux, Reading Club constitue une façon d’“être ensemble” sur le web dans lequel l’identité personnelle laisse place à la communauté, l’individualisation à la collectivisation, pour une nouvelle forme d’expérience artistique dans laquelle l’auteur est un sujet partagé.”
Simona Polvani dans PAC Magazine di arte & culture Reading Club: culture numérique à Paris entre spectacle et lecture 03 02 2014.

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Beyond Convention?, Key note, Symposium Cyberperformance: Artistic and Pedagogical Practices, 29 - 30 June, Gambelas Campus, University of Algarve.

ffaille and con flicting, multilingual animated poetry, made for ELO 2023 (12-15/07).

Bientôt! Entretien au sujet de Distant Movements Annie Abrahams, Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau, Alix de Morant, Dabiel Pinheiro, Muriel Piqué, p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e Création Research Vol.6 | 2022.

8 oktober 2023 tot en met 1 april 2024, Being Human presented in REBOOT, Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.

Constallationsss with Alice Lenay, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux et occasionellement Gwendoline Samidoust et Carin Klonowski.

Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué and Daniel Pinheiro.

(E)stranger. Research on What language does to you or not.

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