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Annie Abrahams

Tāctus ADAF, utterings performance & Distant Movements workshop+performance.

21/10 19h Paris time, in length we find release, 60 min. Utterings performance.

24/10 15h Paris time, Distant Movements, 90 min. workshop + performance. Registration closed, but you can join us here for our performance, 17h Paris time, 6pm Athens time.

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“Alcho” a performative algorithm

July 1 19:30-21 CEST presentation by Annie Abrahams of Alcho a performative algorithm as part of the launch of the collective publication of Alchorisma.

Z33 and Constant invite you to this launch.
There will be three live interventions customized to the setting of the launch. Anne-Laure Buisson will present the Celtic Map of Trees, Annie Abrahams will present Alcho and there will be one surprise act!

If you missed the performance of Alcho and are interested, please read the meta-instructions and contact me privately to get a re-enactment.

My question: “Is it possible to create an algorithm that includes human behaviour, that evolves over time and in the process integrates aspects of the personalities of all the participating individuals?”
Because there are humans involved I thinks the project will probably turn out to be an erratic, iterative, evolving, experiential happening. I am interested in the written traces; in the written instruction sets, as markers of the evolving ‘Alcho’ processed through humans by writing and performing.

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Angry Women 2021

Angry Women 2021: two different 15 minute multilingual improvisational online performance on anger, with a Q&A at the end.

Friday June 25th 17h30 Info.
Performance with: Alice Lenay, Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Christine Develotte, Colette Tron, Emmanuelle Gibello, Eugenia Cano, Jo Morrison, Karla Ptacek, Mansi Thapliyal, monica de ioanni, Sylvie Roques

Saturday June 26 20h00 Info.
Performance with: Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Emmanuelle Gibello, Mansi Thapliyal, Sarah Hart, Shelly Quick, Susie Lamb

Angry Women is an artistic research project started in 2011:
*on remote communication and collaboration using anger as a pretext
*on female anger using webcam performances as a facilitator

The performance has been be prepared in a 90 min workshop a few days before. A “choir” full of individual voices and actions where there is room for solos, duos and silence, where group dynamics will be as important as the revelation of female anger and irritations. No rehearsals, but risks and trust and attention.

Bodies:On:Live – Magdalena:On:Line 2021,
the first Online Magdalena Festival, from 24 – 27 June 2021

Bodies:On:Live is affiliated with The Magdalena Project, a dynamic, intergenerational and cross-cultural network for women in contemporary theatre and performance. In 35+ years of activities, there have been over 100 Magdalena festivals and gatherings in more than 20 countries.

Angry Women #1 https://youtu.be/rxKUsb_fnEM
Angry Women #2 https://youtu.be/kgjDf1lf6yw

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COVID E-lit

COVID E-lit exhibition. May 1st 2021 Opening.
Included is Pandemic Encounter by Annie Abrahams and Breathing by Utterings.

Annie Abrahams | Pandemic Encounter.
Breathing is usually an unconscious process shared by all persons, but during the pandemic, it has become a common source of anxiety. This audio track exteriorizes the raw, raspy discomfort of our new reality. It mixes the artist’s respiration; computer-generated, distorted heartbeats; and a sound piece called “Silences” by Frans van Lent, which captures the silences of twenty artists from all around the world.

Utterings | Breathing.
Confronts the viewer with a “being” that is the result of an intricate, active, interlaced communicative structure in which both humans and machines are involved in a process of shared auditory exchange and attention. Through the mixing of six audio and video streams emerges an image of a phantom-like breathing, pulsating entity that thrives through affection, attention, glitches, delays and even voids.

Filed under: e-literature, Exhibition, Net art, networked performance, sound piece

4/11/18/04 Workshops We’re All Bats – utterings

Utterings on We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel

04/04 2021 Weaving Triggers
11/04 2021 ! {Tricks & Habits}
18/04 2021 Patatuning
5.00 – 6.30 pm UTC, workshop. Limited to 6 participants.
or join us for the performance
6.30 – 7.00 pm UTC. Free access to all.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me. More info.

Participants are invited to join, during 90 minutes, the members of the group in order to explore together dynamics of listening and improvising through voiced sound(s) as a means to weave a web of interrelated expressions in a communication system. The workshops will be guided and each one culminating in a 30minute public performance

Utterings is a networked performance and research group. Engaging in utterings as communication, they build on solo’s, duo’s, chorals and silence while blindfolded and connected at a distance, attempting to go beyond borders and closures created by language.

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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utterings workshop and performances

https://utterings.hotglue.me/

April 4 Weaving Triggers
April 11 ! {Tricks & Habits}
April 18 Patatuning
5.00 – 6.30 pm UTC, workshop
6.30 – 7.00 pm UTC, performance
The guided workshop will culminate in a 30 min performance, open to all.

Are you interested to join us in the workshop?
Please book asap on the We’re All Batts website here.
Places for the workshop are limited to 6.
Participation is free.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Filed under: networked performance, Performance, research, sound piece

Before The First online performance

In 2020, many people encountered online performance for the first time.
We asked some of our peers “When was your first online performance?”
BEFORE THE FIRST is a brief glimpse of the diversity of online performance created before 2020.
Compiled by Annie Abrahams, Helen Varley Jamieson and Suzon Fuks. Edited by Suzon Fuks.

With thanks to:
Gwendoline Samidoust, Lucie Desaubliaux, Muriel Piqué, Soyung Lee, Lily Robert-Foley, Gilson Moraes Motta, Atefeh Khas, Elaine Vaan Hogue, Alejandra Ceriani, Ximena Alarcon, Daniel Pinheiro, Emma Che Raethke-Martin, Christina Papagiannouli, Martina Ruhsam, Rosa Sanchez, Caroline Delieutraz, Jorge Rojas, Rebekah Wild, Miljana Perić, Alan Sondheim, Patrick Lichty, Roger Mills, James Cunningham, Johannes Birringer, Joseph DeLappe, Keith Armstrong, Karla Ptáček, Auriea Harvey, Jean-Marc Matos, John Hopkins, Nina Sobell, Antoinette LaFarge, Adriene Jenik and Paul Sermon.

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Distant FeelingS #8 – 2020 iteration.

At least 30 people participated in this yearly online ritual. In the video you can see only 25 of them. Sorry to those who thought to be able to watch themselves in the group of blind silent sentient people and can’t. Next we will do better.

Reactions:
Helen Varley Jamieson: very nice to be a part of it again :) – it seemed to be a lot noisier than previous times. someone was yawning a lot! :D & other restlessness … maybe it’s a sign of the difficult year everyone has had.
Heitor Alvelos: Thanks for this, the perfect way to welcome the Winter Solstice.
Alan Sondheim: this was wonderful and meaningful, and I had one odd reaction, the sounds reminded me of all the news stories about the hospitals here in the U.S. and abroad, about the ICU, intensive care units, many of the sounds were similar to me, and there was an odd air of both life and tragedy outside the meditation, an odd air of sadness.
i wonder if anyone has looked into the old work on ESP in relation to this…all the research done years ago on Extra-Sensory-Perception, people communicating through minds only. a lot of the research was discredited, but there’s some indication there might be something to it. (Annie: paranormale communicatie?)
Ienke Kastelein: With so many people participating it becomes more about the shared expanding (open) space and less about the relation.

Announcement image by Daniel Pinheiro. A combination of screenshots from the first confinement period (March 27 – Mai 8 2020.) in which the project was activated weekly on Friday’s at 4pm (GMT+1).

Distant Feeling(s) #8
Sunday Dec. 20 18h CET.
Duration 15 min.
Online. Open to all.
Eyes closed. No talking.
(please use headphones and have sound and video on)

In a year such as 2020 continuing to activate the yearly reconnection of Distant Feelings, through zoom, seems natural, pertinent and more than ever an act of resilience to deal with the lack, the disconnection and the complexity of the worldlessness* the ‘world’ was precipitated into.  
The invitation is open all interested to enter this space, into 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).

Distant Feelings is a project run by Annie Abrahams and Daniel Pinheiro.
More information bram.org/distantF and landproject.tumblr.com

* See Editorial e-flux Journal #112 – October 2020.

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Utterings – We’re All Bats

Dec. 4 Transmission
attunement: https://youtu.be/6dBt3mJtgJc

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

19h30 – 19h55 Paris time.
Nov. 20 “New Language
video archive https://www.facebook.com/wereallbats/videos/486990222279679 and on the wereallbats archive page.
Nov. 27 “Above Rationality
Attunement: https://soundcloud.com/dpsr/andanconnerdercu-utterings-remix
video archive https://www.facebook.com/wereallbats/videos/3612235212170315 and on the wereallbats archive page.
Dec. 04 “Transmissions
Attunement: a special patch made by Curt: http://lab404.com/audio/patches/synchronizelove.mp4
video archive https://www.facebook.com/424055461742483/videos/468268100824928 and on the wereallbats archive page.

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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