net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

#bestpracticesincontemporarydance loves BramTV

2022 03 28 Best Practices, Mainz. Hydra, motion capture, VR, life coding, dance & BramTV.

#bestpracticesincontemporarydance is a digital dance practice developed between Jorge Guevara (Colombian based in Brussels. BE) – Naoto Hieda (Japanese based in Cologne. DE)

Since April 2020, almost every week, they stream, distort and alter videos of themselves using commercial and/or open-source software to blend their bodies in “pixel space”. The project is not intended to produce a performance; the practice itself is the outcome and the objective is to create a fluid, queer form of conversation between technology and bodies. As they say, they are practising resilience in times of uncertainty.

Interested? There are 99 Videos in the Best Practices in Contemporary Dance playlist. There is also a playlist of 77 Best Practices chats they had between them, but also with others around this practice.

BramTV (2005) has been restored in March 2022 by Jan de Weille.

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the significance of maintaining online access to obsolete Adobe Shockwave Flash (SWF) files through the source code

Anna Mladentseva wrote an interesting article on conservation, archiving and performance of flash-based pieces. She mentions how I kept what was left of Karaoke (2006) on it’s original page, and included at the same page the Rhizome’s Conifer archive of the piece working but also have the original .swf and .fla files available on the website.

On conservation of netart, archiving, code and performance.

Anna Mladentseva (2022): Responding to obsolescence in Flash-based net art: a case study on migrating Sinae Kim’s Genesis, Journal of the Institute of Conservation, DOI: 10.1080/19455224.2021.2007412
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19455224.2021.2007412

This article outlines an alternative method of migration facilitated by reverse engineering techniques—specifically decompilation—and foregrounds the significance of maintaining online access to the obsolete Adobe Shockwave Flash (SWF) files through the source code. On this premise, the source code is re-imagined as a site for further re-enactment, allowing a departure from its current role as a marker of ‘authenticity’.

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Distant Feeling(s) #9 / Past Convention

On Dec. 30, 2021 Distant Feeling(s) #9 integrated Bjørn Magnhildøen‘s project Past Convention
.. a public convention announced after it has already taken place. It deals with time as a convention, a protocol of interaction we have with the world.

Distant Feeling(s) #9, Sunday, December 26, 6PM – 6.15PM GMT+1

DF#9 is the fifth annual activation of Distant Feeling(s), again sharing time together, online, without speaking and with our eyes closed.

We invite all interested to take part in this recurring activation of Distant Feeling(s). To come together in an electronically powered energetic flow – (re)thinking the conditions of a present moment.

More info: bram.org/distantF & daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Distant Feelings is a project run by Annie Abrahams and Daniel Pinheiro.

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Open Publish – licriture “Ecoute”

Le vendredi 19 novembre 21h Paris Constallationsss* propose un atelier de licriture. pendant le Open Publishing Fest***  (OPF nov 8-19)
Durée 60 min.
Le point de départ sera un texte sur l’écoute.

Si vous voulez licrire avec nous le 19, écrivez-moi bram.org@gmail.com pour avoir le lien internet de larencontre.
Plus d’information : https://constallationsss.hotglue.me/?OpenPublish

L’atelier licriture commencera avec une explication et harmonisation d’une durée de 10 minutes. Ensuite, les participant.e.s se rendront sur un framapad où ells trouveront un lien vers le texte, qu’ells commencent à lire individuellement. Sur le pad ells rédigeront leurs notes, réflexions et digressions les unes pêle-mêle parmi les autres et ells réagiront à celles des autres participant.e.s. Après 40 min. de licriture, nous nous reconnecterons pour discuter du processus.

Il ne s’agit pas de produire un texte ensemble, mais d’utiliser la licriture comme une technique pour mettre la pensée en commun.

***Open Publishing Fest is a decentralized public event that brings together communities supporting open source software, open content, and open publishing models.
Held over two weeks in November this year, Open Publishing Fest will feature discussions, demos, and performances that showcase our paths toward a more open world.
Open Knowledge ≈/= Open Publishing ?

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PWEM Always-In-complete

1/11 2021 – 1/03 2022. This year I have two works in thewrong biennale:

pwem : poom : poezie – A multi-lingual piece of constraint collaborative writing.
txt, new text, archived text
no more than 200 chars at the time
new text, new text, new text
an incentive, a reaction, a proposition, a provocation
Made in collaboration with Jan de Weille for the artsubstitute.net.

and

ALWAYS IN-COM-PLETE for DERAILS. Always In-Com-Plete shows the last phrase entered in pwem : poom : poezie.

Direct access to the works: pwem : poom : poezie and ALWAYS IN-COM-PLETE.

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Pandemic Exchange

Pandemic Exchange, a beautiful publication made from an interview project by Josephine Bosma.

The book is available for free as epub and pdf, and can be ordered as print on demand:
https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/pandemic-exchange-how-artists-experience-the-covid-19-crisis/

Amazing to read how the pandemic plays out in daily life in different places in the world, and to read about the very different ways in which the pandemic affects individual artists and their work.

With: Annie Abrahams, Lucas Bambozzi, Dennis de Bel, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, S()fia Braga, Arcangelo Constantini, Tiny Domingos, John Duncan, Nancy Mauro Flude, Ben Grosser, Adham Hafez, Sachiko Hayashi, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Garnet Hertz, Jennifer Kanary, Brian Mackern, Miltos Manetas, Lorna Mills, Daniela de Paulis, Tina La Porta, Archana Prasad, Melinda Rackham, Michelle Teran, Mare Tralla, Igor Vamos, and Ivar Veermäe.

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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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utterings by andannercondercu

Tuesday Mai 5th, 21h – 23h Paris time.
find your own time

Duration 2 hours.
Where? Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727069289

Zoom 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”, then click the box “Hide non-video participants,” which will then feature performers only, eliminating all of the non-participant video boxes in the gallery view. Select “Gallery View” in upper right corner of the ZOOM window to see all performers at once.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group whose members gather online and, while blindfolded, engage in utterings as communication. They want to create an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and affects, above rationality.
Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.
In Utterings communication is not approached as a transmission of information, ruled by code or abstract conventions, but as connection through affection, attention, glitches, delays and even voids.

Members of Utterings are Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US).

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

empathy and intimacy in networked performances

In 2015 we discussed empathy and intimacy in networked performances – The exchange was very rich and is actual today.

net art, video, performance

propinquity, cross-reality, tele-presence, synaesthesia, ideasthesia

After reading Frans de Waal’s book on The Bonobo and the Athesist, I wondered if it would help me to better understand what is happening in networked webcam performance thinking about it in terms of empathy. So I wrote a status :

Would “empathy” be a word to describe what is needed (put at stake) in networked webcam performances?
The discussion this triggered made me realise a lot had happened since we organised the CyPosium in 2012. There seems to be a very lively bunch of people, with new approaches and ways of thinking, working in this field.

Participants :
Suzon FuksWaterwheel platform
Daniel Pinhero and Lisa Parra of LAND project
Helen Varley JamiesonUpstage platform
Ienke Kastelein artist – performer
Martina Ruhsam performer – choreographer
Michael Baird musician
Roger Mills director of ethernet orchestra
Randall Packer of postREALITY.tv
Sara…

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Invitation: intra/rompre/rupt

Avez-vous envie de vous sentir connecté ?

ENGLISH: intra/rupt/rompre

Tous les mercredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET, GMT+2), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Muriel Piqué, Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Movements

Distant Movements confinement 2

Tous les vendredis à 16h, heure de Paris (CET), vous êtes invités à rejoindre Daniel Pinheiro et Annie Abrahams pour Distant Feelings

Si vous nous rejoignez après le début de la session, prenez soin de respecter le silence.

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Distant Movements
explorer ensemble la possibilité d’une expérience de danse devant un écran
Durée 15 min.
Guidé par Muriel, Daniel et Annie en français et en anglais.
Si vous ne parlez que l’une de ces langues, vous pouvez rester dans votre propre mouvement jusqu’à ce que vous compreniez à nouveau les invitations.
Nous voulons susciter un état de conscience propice à danser ensemble en ligne. Nous cherchons à développer un regard intérieur qui s’ouvre sur une danse en résonance. Mais en même temps nous allons apprendre une qualité d’écoute qui permet de continuer quand on ne comprend pas. Nous danserons ensemble.
Yeux fermés. Attentifs au mouvement intérieur.
Plus d’informations (français et anglais) : distantmovements.tumblr.com

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Distant Feelings
un rituel de contemplation sur l’être ensemble en ligne tout en étant séparés
Durée 15 min.
Les yeux fermés, sans parler
Contexte : bram.org/distantF et/ou landproject.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à nous, vous devez installer l’application de zoom sur votre appareil. Téléchargement gratuit : https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.
(nous savons que zoom a des problèmes de confidentialité, mais nous n’avons pas encore trouvé d’alternative assez stable)

Distant Movements étant un des sujets de la thèse de Muriel Piqué, nous enregistrerons nos séances afin de pouvoir revenir sur ce qui s’est passé. Les participants pourront également avoir accès à l’enregistrement sur simple demande.

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