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Annie Abrahams

The Laboratory of Networked Behavior

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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

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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.
https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/
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.
For more information visit:
http://www.thirdspacenetwork.com/

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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.
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/choose-your-muse-interview-annie-abrahams


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.
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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.
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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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Entretien Poptronics ReadingClub Interview

Avec le Reading Club, la lecture n’est pas un impensé

Entretien de Emmanuel Guez et Annie Abrahams par Annick Rivoire pour poptronics.
On pourrait croire (à tort), que le “Reading Club” est un mélange de “Fight Club” et de “Bookfighting”. Sauf que l’activité du “Reading Club” est avant tout la lecture, mais une lecture active, en réseau, participative, collaborative et performative.

…Ce que révèle le “Reading Club”, c’est qu’une lecture et une écriture en commun passent par l’émotion, par des tensions, par des lignes de force, mais aussi par une certaine euphorie. Tout acte d’écriture implique une certaine violence symbolique…

…Nous voulons plutôt créer une situation de confrontation, poser au lecteur la question de savoir comment choisir sa place, son attitude envers les autres qui traitent et maltraitent le texte en même temps que lui, de le mettre dans la situation de voir évoluer une pensée à laquelle il participe, mais qu’il ne maîtrise pas…

In the Reading Club, reading is not unthought

Annick Rivoire interviews Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez about their recent project the “Reading Club“. The project, which experiments with an active, participatory, collaborative and performative reading on the Internet, chose Furtherfield as a host for its 4th online session. The following interview provides an interesting introduction to the ideas behind it.

BauwensFurtherfieldPopScreen capture of a test session of the Reading Club from a text on P2P by Michel Bauwens, the colors represent the interventions of the different “readers.”

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Entretien dans INFRA 02

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Editions Macrosonges

Entretiens avec Annie Abrahams (page 20 – 33), Laetitia Chazel et Cécile Lecomte de Julie Menuet Le Her et Lionel Broye

Acheter ce numéro : 5 €

INFRA : Infra est une revue d’entretiens à caractère biographique, qui semble faire série de ce qui ne peut faire série  : des femmes.L’objectif de cette revue est d’entendre des femmes sans préméditer leurs paroles ni contraindre à un mode de discours, tout en proposant un temps et une forme où viennent se déposer mots, vies et désirs.

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Neural #43 Cover + Interview

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Printed Neural issue #43 “Networked Tangibility” ISSN 2037-108X
http://www.neural.it/art/2012/12/neural_43_networked_tangibilit.phtml

Interview with Annie Abrahams by Alessandro Ludovico page 40 – 42.
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Upcoming

13/10 20h Unaussprechbarlich, 20th anniversary of FACES, Schaumbad, Graz.
* 28/10 L’entrelangue à trois, Espace o25rjj, Loupian.
* 01/11 19h Paris time – online Apparatus_is {Other-s} Readingclub session for SCRIPTING THE OTHER.
* 09-12/11 Unaussprechbarlich, Frauen-Theater-Festival Theater Antagon, Frankfurt.
* 4-9/12 Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand Résidence Labo NRV Subsistances, Lyon.

* 29/03 15h30 Online En-semble – Entanglement Training with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Hương Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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