net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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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STWST48x6 MORE LESS Breathing

Breathing by Utterings*
Online Performance
STWST48x6 MORE LESS
Live-Stream + Screening in the Club Venue
Fri, Sept 11, 19:00 – 19:30
Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Au.

If you want to assist connect at 18h55 to
https://zoom.us/j/93113189232 Pass: breath
View recommandations :
When you enter, your video and audio will be turned OFF, please leave it that way, if you click on the “up arrow” next to your camera icon ((lower left-hand toolbar) your VIDEO SETTINGS can be accessed, go to “video settings”, click the box “Hide non-video participants”. Then the performers only will be visible. Select “Gallery View” in upper right corner of the ZOOM window to see the group.

Respiring … respiring, suffocating, holding the breath, gulping, panting, wheezing, gasping, sighing, puffing, inhaling, exhaling … inhaling, exhaling.

STWST48x6 MORE LESS
48 Hours Distributing Less.

With the 6th edition of the 48-hour showcase extravaganza, Stadtwerkstatt asks questions about the more-or-less situations, the counter-validity zones and the non-zero-sum games of the future. It is all and nothing about rational and irrational approaches in larger contexts, driven by questions of MORE, LESS, and above all of the OTHER.

Start: Fri, Sept 11, 18:00
End: Sun, Sept 13, 18:00

*Utterings is 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 – Network Music Festival

July 15, 20h Paris time.
Utterings, second in line for the opening concert of
Network Music Festival.
“Sound without borders.” Online 15-18th July 2020.
We will be live here: http://live.networkmusicfestival.org/

Exploring innovative digital music, art and research which investigates the impact of networking technology on musical creation and performance practice, Network Music Festival presents cutting edge musical performances, workshops and discussions.

Features a diverse array of music including browser-based performance platforms, video-conferencing collaboration, live coding, live scores, laptop ensembles, networked physical devices, AI bots, VR environments, mobile apps and much, much more. The performers span the globe and are based in more than 24 countries. Programme.

NMF looks to support artists and audiences alike. All the concerts will be free to view, but donations on a Pay What You Can principle are accepted. All donations will go directly to artists.

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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Video Vortex Reader III – Distant Feeling(s)

Video Vortex* Reader III

Edited by Geert Lovink and Andreas Treske

INC reader #14

Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2020.

Download it here, as e-pub, pdf or print-on-demand (via Lulu): https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/video-vortex-reader-iii-inside-the-youtube-decade/

Contributors: Annie Abrahams, Ina Blom, Natalie Bookchin, Pablo deSoto, Ben Grosser, Adnan Hadzi, Judit Kis, Patricia G. Lange, Hang Li, Patrick Lichty, Geert Lovink, Gabriel Menotti, Sabine Niederer, Dan Oki, Aras Ozgun, Daniel Pinheiro, Rahee Punyashloka, Oliver Lenore Schultz, Peter Snowdon, Andreas Treske, Colette Tron, Jack Wilson, Dino Ge Zhang.

A silent, yet sentient, relational encounter, materialized as a telematic embrace where nothing seems to happen and where the lack of apparent action has transformed into the transposition of the concept of agency and a potential way for fighting alienation. …

Distant Feeling(s) highlights in its genesis and continuity the need to feel/sense presence and suggests a pragmatic approach for reshaping a consciousness on kinship resorting to available technological tools which have been transforming its meaning.

Page 185-193. Distant Feeling(s) Annie Abrahams & Daniel Pinheiro.
We describe the genesis and history of this performance series where in an online interface, that normally is used for videoconferencing we spend time together eyes closed and not talking.

* Founded in 2007, Video Vortex is a lively network of artists, activists, coders, curators, critics, and researchers linked by the exchange of ideas, materials, and discussions both online and offline. The first Video Vortex reader came out in 2008, followed by a second in 2011. This third anthology covers the turbulent period from Video Vortex #7 (2013) in Yogyakarta, across the meetings that followed in Zagreb, Lüneburg, Istanbul, Kochi, and finally Malta in 2019.

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Upcoming

  • 19/05 – 19/11 2021 Moving Paintings in Sans Objet, exposition en ligne Centre Pompidou.
  • May 24 – August 2, Séparation in afterflash exhibition, ELO’s The NEXT.
  • 26/05 14h30 Utterings Panel: Toward a Supra-Semiotic Telepresent Communication. ELO 2021.
  • June 23, 16h, online performance workshop Angry Women, @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • June 25th 16h30 and June 26 20h Angry Women online performance @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 27/06 13h participation in 6 Writers Be Like BodyObsolete by Suzon Fuks @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 01/07 online Alcho performance in the frame of the presentation of the Alchorisma website.
  • Ongoing Constallationsss

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