net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Distant Movement(s) #1

volantino-3days-2018June 30th 19:10 Distant Movement(s) #1 test (30′)
Distributed performance with audience participation.
On online togetherness and movement without movement.

In the frame of /Prolegòmeni e Gómene/ *
Performing Art 3Days, Teatro Rossi Aperto, Pisa (It).

by
Ad Hoc Group: Annie Abrahams, Daniel Pinheiro and Muriel Piqué.
With Ivana Gherbaz for the French-Italian translation.

Muriel, a choreographer from Montpellier, will guide a 12 minutes long choreographic gesture only using her voice in front of her webcam. She will describe, eyes closed, the bodily sensations she experienced during a choreographic sequence she developed based on simple daily activities in her private environment. Annie in Montpellier and Daniel in Lisbon will listen with their eyes closed in front of their webcams. All three will be united in one interface, that will be projected in Pisa in front of an audience. People in Pisa can watch the projection but also join the experience on the spot.
There will be no online audience.

Can we read this imaginary movement in people far away on the surface of a screen?
Can we share something as intimate as feeling a dance?

And does this sharing over time via machines connect us?

When we look at a projection of a face in close-up we enter an intimate space, an intimate space of looking closely into the subtle changes that occur. When we listen to someone sharing the feelings provoked by a dance, we sort of dream this dance, we think and feel it and this will open up to an interior of hitherto unexplored paths, the body shifting through careful guidance.

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screencapture during the performance – more information soon.

*Prolegòmeni – explanatory dissertations introducing a theory, the subject of a study, a doctrine. Gómene – twisted hemp hawsers, mooring ropes for boats.
Hence: a line of words meant to validate other words, to unite or divide; a material line supported by gestures, to leave or land.

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Esa – workshop plurimedia. OSP.

5/3 – 16/3 2018 Workshop plurimedia
La performance en ligne comme outil de dévoilement ? ESA La Réunion.
Aujourd’hui le corps humain est pénétré par les nouvelles technologies ; il est augmenté, prolongé, amélioré et surveillé par des applications. Le corps est contraint, maltraité, contrôlé et souvent oublié. Le corps qui libère, qui rattache le virtuel au réel et en sens inverse, qui fait médiation, qui est entre. Le corps qui n’est plus jamais seul, mais n’a pas appris à être avec, ce corps lié est le champ de nos recherches.

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Plus de photos sur flickr – Merci aux étudiants, vous avez étés superbes.

textdynamics

Résultat d’une exercice d’écriture partagée : Textdynamics : Le corps humain est la surface par laquelle la machine a accès au réel ?

Open Source OSPedagogy Préparation Workshop ESA 9 pages .pdf Annie Abrahams.
Et voici quelques lien vers les carnets de travail assez différent d’approche de quelques étudiants:
https://meredithhoareaublog.tumblr.com
https://kmimai.tumblr.com
https://georgie-ganne.tumblr.com
https://villageniihl.tumblr.com
https://french-woman.tumblr.com

14/03 16h30 Rencontre avec Annie Abrahams Corps et nouvelles technologies.
École supérieure d’art de La Réunion, 102 Avenue du 20 Décembre 1848, Le Port, 97826.

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distributed intelligence on the fly?

It felt as closely observing a test tube in an internet ecology experiment.

I finally watched the video of our performance Online En-semble – Entanglement Training. It was so nice and touching to hear the voices, to listen to the the different soundqualities and latencies, to see the changing pixelations and environments. It was interesting to observe how the performers act, react, respond, with objects, sounds and words and find ways to co-create with each other and the machines.

Screenshot-2018-5-12 Online-Ensemble - Entanglement Training

Near the end we had 5 minutes of silently being together online. Helen didn’t get the sign for the end and continued alone.

It was also very engaging to see the audience chatting life during the performance. Randal Packer called this a non-stop flow of online viewer commentary: a simultaneous litany of questions, responses, digressions, and interjections in Power to the Viewer, the article he wrote after his Art of the Networked Practice symposium, where this performance was a part of.

Here are some citations of the chat log that particularly stroke me today:

Alan Sondheim: There’s an odd calmness here, as if they’re dream images or freud’s magic slate at work

Jessica Laraine Williams: I almost feel as if we are neural nets being trained with various iterants of standard objects, as a reference library. The repetitive verbal cues sound like training signals

Martina Ruhsam: as if they would imagine this performance that just happened in their mind

ximena: what are they listening to?
Maria Chatzichristodoulou: silence?
Jessica Laraine Williams: the space in between
Jessica Laraine Williams: white noise
Randall Packer: silence
Jan R 2: they are listening to us
…..
Ng Wen Lei: 4’33
Johannes Birringer: lovely, a telematic re-performance

Maria Chatzichristodoulou: it is interesting that Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz were also talking about experiments rather than performances as such, and considered training, rehearsal and performance to be the same

I would love to do a follow-up, to continue this entanglement training. I propose to keep this messy never ending unperfect strange conversation going …. it would be an example, a test tube for developping our empathy muscles over distance, to exercice in distributed intelligence.

Entanglement Training Online performance by Annie Abrahams with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Huong Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro, Igor Stromajer. Thursday 29 of March 2018 in the frame of Art of the Networked Practice symposium.
All project info (photos, protocol, collected phrases, reactions etc.)  bram.org/en-semble/

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… building an empathy muscle …

Online-en-semble – Entanglement Training.

Huong Ngô: I really liked how the score was based on everyday movements, so close to those incidental images we make everyday when we are on Skype etc, but having us do it together really made it into something poetic and more like dance. I thought of Yvonne Rainer’s work. Also, I was thinking a lot about this promise of internationalist utopia that Maria talked about, and where we are in the world today – people becoming more extreme despite or because of technology. The distance that technology affords is something that we now must train our bodies against. I felt like the act of listening, patience, and trying to be present was a way to build that empathy muscle.

Rob Wittig : a wonderful performance today — tactile and musical and spooky and friendly and distant and close!

entanglement training
Images and photos on flickr
Performance protocol.pdf
Video :

From the chatlog (Complete Chat log 64 pages):
-Johannes Birringer: Karina, i learnt much from Corpos Informaticos, they used a whole different set of simple tools that i began to appreciate in many ways
-Daniel Perseguim: yes, Beatriz Medeiros from corpos informáticos are changing the ways of performing, learning expressing… the tools are the simple language, the failures, the “gambiarras”
-Alan Sondheim: there’s an odd calmness here, as if they’re dream images or freud’s magic slate at work
-Maria Chatzichristodoulou: yes Alan, i was thinking it’s a calming experience watching this
-Alan Sondheim: Calming in the midst of potential revolution, disturbance –
-Jessica Laraine Williams: I almost feel as if we are neural nets being trained with various iterants of standard objects, as a reference library. The repetitive verbal cues sound like training signals
-Alan Sondheim: there’s an economics at work
-Marc Garrett: It’s DIWO in realtime!
-Maria Chatzichristodoulou: it is interesting that Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz were also talking about experiments rather than performances as such, and considered training, rehearsal and performance to be the same

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Open Source OSPPP (pedagogy, protocol, performance script)

AngerIs

22/03/2018. Today I was with 17 students ( Experimental Interaction) from the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. I had been invited by Randall Packer to prepare them for the upcoming Art of the Networked Practice online symposium.

.pdf protocol for my meeting with the students (online) – 4 online performance experimentations Fear – Love – Anger and Hope with an introduction.

Open Source  OSPPP (pedagogy, protocol, performance script), OSC (course)

More info : https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/17s2-dn1010-tut-g05/syllabus/social-broadcasting

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Daniel Temkin – Reading as Writing, Coding as Public Performance

esotericheader… the code poem* by Abrahams brought with it the nullified performativity of the code itself. It was filled with references to the body and to exchanges with other human beings and the machine, emphasizing the gestures that fail to completely traverse those divides. … 

… Reading Club builds on Abraham’s career in testing the power and limitation of online interaction and collaboration, but Apparatus_is {Other-s} in particular draws from the experience as living between languages. …

In Reading as Writing, Coding as Public Performance, Daniel Temkin / esoteric.codes wrote about the latest ReadingClub performance, part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale in the @ scripting the other pavilion curated by noemata. Thanks Daniel for making the links to other parts of my work apparent.

ESOTERIC.CODES PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AS EXPERIMENTS, JOKES, AND EXPERIENTIAL ART ESOTERIC.CODES

* Apparatus_is {Other-s}

#include
using namespace std;
style.display=“none”;
enum t{block, deep, variable, too_hot);
AI = on;
gender = void; //the woman, the perman, the woson, the huwo, the homofemme, the famal, the malelle, the mascinin, the femulin, the hom’man, the Mensch//
var other;
var machine;
var text;
var airtemperature=variable;
var noise,s;
var bandwidth;
var theory=0; // start without

int you(char *u, int other)
{
Entangle (int body, char *machine[]){entangle};
while (cin >> text & cin >>~theory)
{ if (exists(u)) Superposition(u) ;
else u=explode(text, noise, theory, machine);
Diffract () {diffract}; //always diffract
theory+=s;}
Smooth_talk::c-out < return body++;
}

// Apparatus_is {other-s} obsolete??

Superposition(constant char *u)
{ s=::superposition(u);}

/* warning 3262: possible incorrect inference at line 20 */

Annie Abrahams, November 2017.

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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.

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In 2016 we organised three different séances, each one providing insight into the specificities 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.

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Participar en tiempo discontinuo

besides,

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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.

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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.

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Apparatus_is {Other-s}

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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.

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#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.

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Interactive performance archive https://thirdspacenetwork.com/newwworldisorder/ .

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

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