net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

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).

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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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Moonah Community Radio – constallationsOuverture

Your Voices, Your Stories
a temporary community radio station produced and operated by radio queens Sisters Akousmatica. (Phillipa Stafford + Julia Drouhin)
21 November – 14 December 2019
Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

image Sisters Akousmatica

Broadcasting will begin at 1800 (AEDT) 21st November  on 97.1FM in the local area and streaming at http://mixlr.com/sistersakousmatica. The project will begin with a live to air Welcome to Country by lutruwita/Tasmania-based artist and proud aboriginal woman, Janice Ross and performances by Dani Kirby and Mat Ward, and Wes Millstone.

Broadcasts will continue until 14 December, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1100 – 1500 AEDT.
ConstallationsOuverture will be played on Thursday 28 November between 1100 – 1500 AEDT .

Mixage: Annie Abrahams.
Voices: Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux, Pascale Barret.
Laughs: Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie Abrahams and Carin Klonowski.
Music: “Ouverture 14” by Jan de Weille.

Archive : https://soundcloud.com/radioqueens/sets/moonah-community-radio – Live broadcast 28 – 11 – 2019 no 4. (ConstallationsOuverture starts at 39 min)

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Writing New Bodies

In her keynote lecture “‘These Waves …’: Writing New Bodies for Applied E-literature Studies”, Prof. Astrid Ensslin called Ne me touchez pas / Don’t touch me” (2003) a work of Agency Art- yess! thanks!

ELO2019, University College Cork, July 17, 2019.

https://youtu.be/nobZYl3NwRY (17:50 – 20:20)

She also humoristically pointed to e-lit’s tendency to create overlapping, opposing, confusing generation categories and talked about gazes – male, white, colonial, medical, thin-bodied, female, voyeuristic, ergodic: “a … forcefully enacted gaze which”…”physically enacts the gaze of the beholder” to end up presenting the Writing New Bodies project.

In her talk Prof Ensslin reassesed the social and psychological possibilities of e-lit research and practice by riding a new wave of applied, interventionist e-lit scholarship. She reports on the methods and early findings of the “Writing New Bodies” project, which aims to develop a digital fiction for a new form of contemporary, digital-born bibliotherapy. In following the principles of critical community codesign and feminist participatory action research, WNB engages young women ages 18-25 in envisioning worlds where they feel at home in their bodies.

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Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands

Nice to find out my work Being Human (1997 – 2007) is part of the Digital Canon (1960–2000) of the Netherlands, yes!
With among others Michel Waisvisz, Martine Neddam, Peter Struycken, JODI, Peter Luining, Jan Robert Leegte, Steina, Jeffrey Shaw …

The Digital Canon was compiled by LIMA media art platform in 2018, in collaboration with Josephine Bosma, Martijn van Boven, Annet Dekker, Sandra Fauconnier and Jan Robert Leegte.
The primary objective of the project is to add these digital works to the collective cultural memory and to fuel the discussion about the selection and preservation of digital art. 

Experts from the field of digital culture selected twenty of the most prominent and influential works made on Dutch soil by artists who lived or worked here over a long period of time.

Being Human is the name of a collection of dynamic, interlinked, net specific works in which Annie Abrahams explores the possibilities and limits of online communication.

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alchorisma – queering optimisation

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mineralmatter Alchorisma-stitching by Peter Westenberg. More stitchings.

From 2 – 8 December 2018 I had the pleasure to participate in a workshop organised by Constant Brussels. The worksession called Alchorisma* took place at Z33, House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium.

trees, spirits, algorithms, stones, rituals, ghosts, witches, codes, analytics, AI’s, things,  shamanism’s, optimisations, walks, songs, propagations, meditations and queerisations
ᗶ = but gate = stop and raise a concern

I applied for Alchorisma, because during the residency Autorama / Exposition et automatisation with OUDEIS in July I learned to look at my use of protocols in research and performance as also related to automatisation. A kind of automatisation that didn’t determine outcome, but ruled behaviour – giving it constraints, while leaving complete freedom to interpretation. I saw alchorisma as an occasion to go further in these thoughts and to open myself up to other than failing rational and artistic approaches of ecotech problematics.

We were divers, of all ages and backgrounds and our first meeting in Hasselt was mediated by shamans. At the start I felt as if I was seeking solutions in concepts I never believed in, that were of the middle ages …, but … There are no solutions, only paths. For 6 days we all together, crossed, stiched, unraveled, mixed,  …

The best way to find out more about the special atmosphere  we were in is to watch Peter Westenberg’s stitchings and to read or listen to the Alchorisma Daily Reflections send to us from Japan by FoAM.

I have been touched, nourished, I changed (a bit), …

a spirit is not a thing, nor is it of the imagination, it’s all encompassing, everywhere, it relates things, trees, humans, stones and whatever … it is a consciousness of entanglement, of interdependence – if you experience it, everything becomes related – it is a mysthical feeling and I, Annie, can call this feeling by touching beautiful old “dying” trees.

how does it feel to be broken?
to be moulded?
to be round?
to be backed?
to be industrial?
to ly down?
to be carved?
to be pushed?
to be in a border?
to be the border?
to have a hole?
to be one of many?
to be made into?
to be among others?
close to another material?
to be erected?
to be square?
how does it feel to be of stone?
to be a stone?
to be stony?

pwWould it be possible to create an algorithm that included human behaviour?, that would evolve over time and in the process integrate aspects of the personnallities of all the participating individuals? With Marika Dermineur of Rybn we decided to run a small test. You can read more about this here : Performing Processes using algorithms / Performing Secret Alchorithms.
What we learned ?

Optimisation has pittfalls.

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Let’s go for Queer Analytics.

Queer Analytics displaces, transposes thought, it is fun to do, is therapeutic for the participant and augments imaginative holding powers for the entangled damage. (my words)

I was so impressed by the session proposed by Femke Snelting during Alchorisma that in January 2019 I proposed a Queer Analytics session for Constallations. Also there and then the methodology convinced as “another logic”.

QÆ = (((♞H1H2F,⚕FNH,♥F)+(⚕IHF,♥H1H2FF)+(⚕IHF)+(♞H1H2F,♥H2NHIHFNH))*ae)/aK ? 🎊🎉

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[H1Ωa, H2ΔΩ, H3Δ, H4ΔΩ,NHΔ≠,,IHΔE≠,,F©Ω]
♞ + ⚕ + ♥ [qHΩa©∃≠,qNHΩE©,qIH∃©,qFΩΔ©≠]
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queering: non-identitary, non-essentialist, non-fixed lives → trans*feminist approaches // intersectional, not-only-human, antinormative, affirmative,

analytics (discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data): a post-positive move. It is urgent to reclaim analytics in non profit experiments. Reclaim analytics as the practice of cutting complexity together apart. Take on both the injuries caused by analytics and also to take on how we might invent/generate/build on an analytics for trans*feminist work that stays with damage,

These textfragments come from the Queering the Damage at Alchorisma. It was based on Queering damage: methodologies for partial reparations… or not, a workshop in Hangar Barcelona by Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha and Laura Benítez, oct 2018.

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* Alchorisma alludes to the relationships between algorithms, charisma, rhythm, alchemy and karma. Alchorisma is a Constant worksession which looks at integrating cosmogenetic views with the charisma surrounding technology. We look at ways to infect existing algorithmic models with positions that acknowledge the importance of co-existence with non-human entities. (as announced by Constant)

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Avant. Il y avait encore tout à construire.

Du 29/10 au 3/11 2018 Ariane Cassimiro et moi, nous avons pu travailler au laboNRV à Lyon. Une courte résidence autour de la VR (Virtual Reality), la performance et la danse. Pour lire nos intentions c’est ici.
Presque tout de suite, après quelques tests de déplacement et danse dans Google Earth nous avons changé le titre. C’était avant la glace et les montagnes … est devenu Avant. Il y avait encore tout à construire. La VR, la terra incognita, demandait de se pencher sur sa technologie, les réglages par défaut du casque, des capteurs, mais aussi des logiciels à utiliser. Tout à construire. Ariane et moi, toutes les deux des immigrées en France l’ont abordé en tant qu’étrangères. En tant que corps non adaptés.
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Nous avons testé d’autres outils, comme la composition de paysage live avec unity, le jeu dans une visite du The Lab et même les traceurs aux pieds dans un univers zombie multi-joueur.

Le déclic est venu quand nous avons commencé à tracer/dessiner nos corps dans le 3D avec Tiltbrush, quand nous avons utilisé les manettes pour dessiner nos mouvements pendant qu’on dansait seule ou à deux. Le corps se multipliait. Il y avait celui qu’on ressentait, celui dessiné dans l’espace 3D – autre, mais réel, à découvrir, à contourner, celui à regarder dans la projection en mouvement, celui présent en tant qu’ombre devant la projection et celui que parfois on touchait, qu’on entendait avec lequel on dansait, ou qu’on regardait danser/mouvoir.
Le trait, produit dans un mélange d’intérieur et extérieur VR, était magnifique, naturel, traduisant l’hésitation, le rythme, l’interaction. Il était aussi personnel. aDeux

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Plus d’images (15) sur flickr.
La terra incognita domptée.
I would love to do workshops danser / tracer/ dessiner.

Vous pouvez manipuler nos univers sauvegardé en 3D ici :
Encapsulées : https://poly.google.com/view/3ahW9Veu1Lg
L’astronaute : https://poly.google.com/u/2/view/cQCt9mnF711
àDeux : https://poly.google.com/u/2/view/3q5-Yznjapc
Si vous avez un casque HTCVive vous pouvez aussi revisiter nos traits.

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C’était avant la glace et les montagnes…

29/10-3/11 Résidence laboNRVC’était avant la glace et les montagnes …
Project VR (Virtual Reality), performance et danse avec Ariane Cassimiro.
Suite de Qu(o)i agence Quand .

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C’était avant la glace et les montagnes, avant la lumière et avant le mouvement. Avant le corps, la chaleur, la pression, c’était avant que I & U parlent…
(merci à Valentin Godard pour cette phrase)

La VR sera abordé comme une terra incognita « classique », un fantasme, qui malgré son progrès technologique est mélancolique du nouveau, de l’inconnu, d’un monde vierge.
Nous souhaitons faire de l’expérience VR très solipsiste une expérience partagée et communicative.
Nous allons utiliser les limites et les frontières du VR par défaut, la narration instantanée et le dialogue, la participation du public, l’échange en improvisation entre l’opérateur informatique (l’interprète du logiciel Unity) et l’utilisateur VR. Nous allons relier l’intérieur de VR à l’extérieur et rester dans l’entre-deux de ces espaces.
Nous aimerions pousser nos réflexions sur la relation au corps et à l’autre dans le VR en utilisant des techniques de danse et des interventions live dans des environnements comme VRchat par exemple.
Le commentaire est pour nous un endroit important face à la VR. En dehors de la narration en direct et le dialogue nous voulons expérimenter d’autres voix, tester un débit/flux autre, un récit de rêve, de l’hypnose ou d’addiction.
Vaste programme – trop peut être?

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Accueil studio, Les Subsistances, Lyon, 2018-19.

Avant. Il y avait encore tout à construire. Compte rendu 5 nov 2018.

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Upcoming

  • 08/10 16h Distant Movements at NODE 20, Frankfurt am Main. Invited by Naoto Hieda.
  • 09/10-12/12 The Big Kiss dans Melting Point*, expo Bel Ordinaire, Pau.
  • 18h30 – 18h55 London time. Nov. 20 and 27, and Dec 4 Utterings on We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel.
  • Ongoing Constallationss

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