net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Distant Feeling(s) #4

Screen shot 2016-11-24 at 10.27.26 PM

An online ritual of contemplation on our situation of being together while being separated.

December 1st, 7.30 – 7.45pm
(Paris time – find your time here).
Online.
Open to all.
If you want to join us, you need to install the zoom application on your computer or cell phone and connect from 7.25pm to meeting no 3210554238.
https://zoom.us/j/3210554238

Distant Feeling(s) #4, fourth session in a series of online webcam meetings trying to experience each other’s presence eyes closed and no talking.

Distant Feeling(s) #4, the first of a livelong yearly reconnection. An ever-changing re-enactment of our intra-action with machines.

Distant Feeling(s) is a project by Lisa Parra, New York, USA, Daniel Pinheiro, Porto, Portugal and Annie Abrahams, Montpellier, France.

The project was “born” in 2015 out of an invitation to Annie to be part of Lisa and Daniel’s work Placelessness – the result of an artistic residency in Guimarães (Portugal) of their LAND PROJECT – in an encounter where both Annie and Lisa shared a blind, silent moment together while connecting from remote locations; this ‘encounter’ gave place to a format of its own – one where the artists would meet and purposely, during a set period of time, repeat the experiment.

AnnieLisa

In 2016 we organised three different séances, each one providing insight into the specities of the context where by silently not seeing, only hearing our surroundings and the machines working to keep the connection, a temporal space was created allowing for contemplation upon togetherness while being separated. The co-presence of machines and humans – a temporal phenomenon interpreted differently by all.

The memories of this state of being together created for Daniel, Lisa and Annie, who live far away from each other, a longing to experience it again, and again.

Advertisements

Filed under: networked performance,

Participar en tiempo discontinuo

besides,

logoArchivoVirtual

Participar en tiempo discontinuo
Zara Rodríguez Prieto

Telón de fondo. Revista de teoría y crítica teatral, núm. 25, 2017, pp. 160-178.
ISSN 1669-6301
telóndefondo /25 (2017)

In the Virtual Archive for Performing Arts (AVAE), written in Spanish, Zara Rodríguez Prieto analyses besides, (page 165 – 170), the online performance project I did with Martina Ruhsam (2014 – ….), Blast Theory‘s Karen, and Miranda July‘s Somebody as examples of the different ways conversation and discourse participate in online performative practices.

Direct link to download the complete article. (18 pages)

Resumen
Este texto analiza el concepto de participación en prácticas artísticas performativas realizadas a través de internet. Mediante el análisis de tres obras el estudio aborda la idea de participación desde la conversación como dispositivo y desde la construcción del discurso a partir de la interacción en red. En ese proceso se atiende también a la fragmentación temporal de la conversación, impuesta por las características propias de la interacción virtual y a sus implicaciones en la creación de discurso en un espacio compartido.
Abstract
The text examines the concept of participation in performative artistic practices which have taken place through the Internet. Analyzing three pieces, this study addresses the idea of participation focusing on conversation as a device and on the forms of discourse developed since the beginning of networked interaction. The article also explores the temporal fragmentation of conversation imposed by the characteristics of virtual interaction and its implications for the creation of discourse in a shared space.

imflieger

What is visible and what is not? What escapes visibility? What (is) resisted the exhibition? What belongs to each temporal layer of reality / fiction? From these main issues (online meeting, how to be together in the distance, not becoming dominant, the conversation and the agency of objects) arise another series of secondary issues that affect, in one way or another, any online relationship such as the creation of a shared intimate space, the contingency, the corporal relationship, the silences and the fragmented communication.
Google translation of a description of besides, on the Archivo Virtual de Artes Escénicas (AVAE) website.

besides, started as a Turbulence commission made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Filed under: Articles / Texts, networked performance, Performance, , , , , ,

Apparatus_is {Other-s}

include_body

01/11 19h Paris time
Online

Apparatus_is {Other-s}

Readingclub session for

SCRIPTING THE OTHER,
a pavilion of The Wrong Biennale,
Nov 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018.
Curated by Noemata.

Reariting / licriture session
with
Renee Carmichael, Emmanuel Guez, Nick Montfort and Zombectro.

Based on a text by Annie Abrahams.
Duration 20 min.

You can join us on Wednesday the first at 19h in the readingclub.fr.
Find your time here.

yield_void

Look at the moving archive here .
Read the interesting “bar-talk” text from the tchat here.

Proposed text: apparatus .pdf.

Filed under: Collective writing, Event, networked performance, Performance, , , , , , , , ,

#NeWWWorlDisorder

#NeWWWorlDisorder

29/07 2017 6-7.30 pm Paris time (12pm EDT)
#NeWWWorlDisorder broadcast performance on facebook
and the Third Space Network.

With : Annie Abrahams, Domenico Dom Barra, Michaël Borras A.K.A. Systaime, Curt Cloninger, Carla Gannis, Johann Baron Lanteigne, Patrick Lichty, Randall Packer, Daniel Pinheiro, Dominik Podsiadly, Craig Saper and Paul Wong.

Hosted by Randall Packer & Michaël Borras A.K.A Systaime.

How do we make sense of the resultant cacophony of our networked actions as they independently traverse the channels of our collective media space?

13 Different approaches united in one interface, where you can choose what / who to watch, listen to, where you are the mixer.

http://www.randallpacker.com/hyper-participatory-juxtapositions-social-broadcasting/

who

Who are my partners in this experiment? What does it mean to them to collectively conceive, to collaborate, to participate? What happens when you are aggregated? Can facebook also be a social space? Who are those facebookfriends I am streaming for? Do they also have agency? (how when, where) Who are my co-broadcasters? Are we doing something together? How will the local relate to the global? Can I reach someone? What will become of attention? Can I resist the flux, the stream, the spectacle, the show …

http://www.randallpacker.com/reordering-the-broadcast/

I am not #TV
I am not a #Medium
I am not #Media
I am not #Flux
#Real #D3sord3r
I am not a #Message
I am not #Facebook
I am not the #!nt3rn3t
W3 are the #NeWWWorlDisorder – are we?

Who are you?  – Let’s not forget this is an experiment and an experience.
Art is not an end in itself.

tot1_1200
Interactive performance archive thirdspacenetwork.com/newwworldisorder-video-wall .

call

Nobody called. It was a quite lonely endeavour. I ended up watching a lot of Curts stream, singing along with it and playing with Daniel and Lisa (without them knowing it). Nevertheless the archive is fantastic – great to see all these different approaches. Here is my broadcast:

Floating with Curt: 16:10 36:40 45:20 52:45-57:20 1:10:40-1:15:55 1:27:10 Playing with Daniel and Lisa: 1:17:00-1:26:00

Filed under: Event, Net art, networked performance, Performance, Video, , ,

Women, Art and Technology

July 6, 2017
Angry Women II video 27 min in
Women Art and Technology, an exhibition curated by Arterial for Zone and The Waterfront Club. (London)

With also work by Carla Gannis, Emily Lazerwitz, Gretta Louw, Caro Halford and Martha McGuinn.

Arterial thanks Furtherfield and Articurate for their cooperation.

Filed under: Exhibition, networked performance, Video, , , , , ,

The Laboratory of Networked Behavior

thirdSpaceInterview

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)

Filed under: Articles / Texts, Interview, networked performance, , , , , , , ,

An organic acceptance of silence?

;

liminal space – pure motion – an intimate regard – a field of light – dissolved, destabilized – an altered state – a telematic embrace – a silent small reprieve – hanging out with friends – machines conversing across the network only when the noisy humans finally shut up

This was the first time we (Daniel Pinheiro, Lisa Parra and Annie Abrahams) invited people to join us in our online performance experiment Distant Feeling(s) #3. The performance was projected as part of the festival Visions in the Nunnery gallery (London).
After the performance the surprise was great when, in the video, I saw the silent faces of others joining us for a shorter or longer time.

How does it feel to share an interface with eyes closed and no talking?

How did it feel?

When you participated, when you took the time to connect and join, you tried to feel the others and became more and more concentrated on being in a liminal space.

Watching the projection or the video, you could see this concentration, these faces who more and more descended into “pure motion”; these faces that abandonned real space and got elsewhere – you were allowed an intimate “regard”.

Here is my reaction (e-mail to Daniel and Lisa) just after the performance : “Felt “lost” – disturbed by the idea that there were “sneekers, peekers – disturbed also by my own curiosity, by my wish to see who was there and how they looked with closed eyes.
I felt light, as if I were in a field of light, changing, living light, not with human beings, and probably because that frightened me I tried to visualize you both, to imagine, how, where you were, I tried to make something I could understand of what I felt – as if you were familiar to me – I never met you – but still, apparently you became reassuring, close.
When I opened my eyes, everything became normal, just people, nice people around me on a screen. They have become more familiar now too. Looking at the screenshots of this session I feel grateful for their presence (they made the light).

Disolved I felt.
Maybe even empty. Certainly destabilised.
This may sound mystic, but in fact it might have been a very concrete experience – just the light flickering of the in- and out-going participants shimmering through my eyelids provoking an altered state?”

This is Randall Packer‘s reaction to it in a facebook discussion afterwards : “It was wonderfull – Like your work The Kiss, or Paul Sermon’s telematic pieces, the sensation of intimacy is never “real,” it is based on the willingness to believe and to allow closeness to become “real” despite separation. For those who participated in this experiment, it was exactly that: the willingness to suspend one’s belief in the knowledge of the virtual proximity and connectiveness of the others. It is that knowledge that can can be convincing enough to suspend disbelief and thus be silently wrapped in the telematic embrace. This work is a great model for how we might conduct ourselves on the Internet.”

Johannes Birringer on the same occasion. “I was waiting for silence to fall, after the chatter. when it occured, there was no embrace. but a faint sensation of sharing a silent small reprieve, over the constant noise and anger of the world, but an alonesilence as one could not see the others. it is the strangest experience, to be alonesilentblind with assumed others somewhere out there.”

And Nicolaas Schmidt called it “hanging out with friends…”.

Ruth Catlow, who was among the public at the Nunnery remarked : “Was it machine feedback… that mechanical clicking and beeping? The machines conversing across the network only when the noisy humans finally shut up! Like the toys that come alive in the magic toyshop when the children are asleep. I wanted it to get louder and louder till the whole world rang out- WE MACHINES ARE HERE AND WE ARE COMMUNICATING!
To what Randall reacted : “I love your observation that once the network is silenced of human conversation, all that is left is the hum of networked devices, the “nervous system” of the Net.”

Daniel Pinheiro compiled more reactions on Landproject.

On January 16th 2017, Muriel Piqué watched the video and wrote :

Silence / Silence
Je fouille l’image du silence / I explore the image of silence
Des têtes se tournent lentement / Heads turn slowly
8’44 un chien aboie au loin / 8’44 a dog barks far off
Je lis la résistance des corps à l’immobilité / I read the resistance of bodies to immobility
Je ressens l’acceptation organique du silence / I feel the organic acceptance of silence

And all the time the machines kept talking, exchanging data, making noise …

Some time ago I watched an interview by Gretta Louw with Sandra Danilovic in Second Life. They talk, among others, about our readiness to relate to an avatar in a bodily and emotional way. Why? Is there an evolutionary base for that? Sandra states, that, in our subconcious, we don’t percieve the self as an atomised individual identity, that precognitively we percieve the environment as a part of ourselves. Would such a thought be helpfull to understand better what happens? And is it true?

Filed under: networked performance, Performance, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Distant Feelings #3 – VisionS.

Thursday 24 Nov.
6.30 pm London time, 19h30 Paris time.
Duration 15 min.
Timeconvertor for other places.

To participate Download the zoom.us application https://zoom.us/download – desktop or other devices – and “Join meeting” ID = 630407193: https://zoom.us/j/630407193 .

VisionS in the Nunnery Programme 2 Launch.
Curated by Tessa Garland and Cinzia Cremona.
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ.
Visions full programme. (5/10 – 18/12 2016)

visions_002

Lisa Parra in New York, USA,
Daniel Pinheiro in Porto, Portugal and
Annie Abrahams in Montpellier, France
will gather in an online séance trying to experience each other’s presence.

How does it feel to share an interface with eyes closed and no talking?

You can participate in this digital mindfulness experiment.
Download the zoom.us application – desktop or other devices – and “Join meeting” ID = 630407193: https://zoom.us/j/630407193 at the right time.

Some members of the public at the Nunnery will also be able to join in.

visions-logo-large

The piece presented by Annie Abrahams (Distant Feeling(s) #1) continues the research of an artist who challenges the relational utopias attributed to the internet by creating performances which reveal empty yet precious moments, and the banality of interpersonal relations. The performance links Abrahams to two other artists (Daniel Pinheiro & Lisa Parra); from three different locations the three seek to communicate sensations and emotions. Cinzia Cremona (one of the curators) in ARSHAKE  Oct. 3 2016.

Filed under: Event, networked performance, Performance, , , , , , , ,

OpenSourcePPP attitude.

rapport1Dans l’espoir que celles-ci peuvent servir à d’autres artistes, enseignants et chercheurs je publie les scores/scripts de mes performances, mes préparations pour mes workshops, conférences etc. en ligne.
Je pense ne pas être la seule qui le fait. Comment en parler? Comment promouvoir cette attitude ? Sous quel intitulé ?

OSPPP (pédagogie, protocole, performance script), OSC (course), OSW (walkthrough)

Voici ceux concernant mon passage au Digital Lab de l’ESBA au Mans, 15 novembre 2016 :

* .pdf Préparation pour le workshop performance en réseau, 2 heures, 6 personnes.

* .pdf Walkthrough pour la conférence Un parcours atypique, 2 heures.

abstrait1

touch

Filed under: Conference / lecture, networked performance, Performance, Workshop, , , , ,

Distant Feeling(s) #2

distantFBerlin
Testing the interface July 24 2016

On the 26 of July 2016
Lisa Parra in Los Angeles USA,
Daniel Pinheiro in Lisabon Portugal and
Annie Abrahams in Montpellier France
gathered in an online séance trying to experience each other’s presence with closed eyes.

Distant Feeling(s) #2
Online
: 21h45
Duration 30 min.
Livestreamed directly to reSense #1
Thanks to Olivia Jack (artist and webrtc developer)

Berlin :  20h30 (after BadaboomBerlin BadaBodypaint)
reSense [movement, performance, technology, art] Festival
SPEKTRUM – art science community
Bürknerstraße 1
12047 Berlin

What are we? When are we? Where are we?
We, we we we is what?

When meeting online we face a lack of references that usually define the perception of ‘being’ somewhere at a given time. This object aims at discussing, within the possibilities of networked performance, the mediation itself by removing the fundamental sense that allows connectedness to happen. In a mainly visual rationalized culture we question the following: what are we then left with?

With a sense of proximity ? Intentions of provoking a telematic coordination of movements diluted into a journey of each individual approach on experiencing a shared moment in time? What time?!

Rules for a Distant feeling(s) encounter:
– put the timer on 30 min
– close your eyes
– try feeling the others presence, try provoking their presence, find out what is present
– when timer goes off we open our eyes and just watch for a minute.

Overview : videos, photos, notes on the Distant Feeling(s) project.

 

Filed under: networked performance, , , , ,

Upcoming

* 4-9/12 Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand Résidence Labo NRV, ENSBA Lyon et Les 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, Art of the Networked Practice symposium, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
* April, Residency Lingagens in Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta, Feldafing, Germany.

Find :

Join 60 other followers

Flickr bram.org


Annie Abrahams
%d bloggers like this: