net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Utterings – soundperformance for audioblast #8

On the 22nd of February 16h30 Paris time during the festival Audioblast #8, Utterings sera diffusé en direct en ligne et sur un système de spatialisation radiophonique installé à la Plateforme Intermédia, 4 Boulevard Léon Bureau, 44200 Nantes. Organisation APO-33.
Online listen here: Concerts en ligne. 22-23/02 2020.

Utterings is a project by Annie Abrahams (FR) and Daniel Pinheiro (PRT) with Constança Carvalho Homem (PRT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US) as invited artists and collaborators.
Technical assistance: Jan de Weille.
Since this event Utterings is a band.

Utterings is a sound-only networked performance experiment where six artists commit to a 30 min long exchange across distance. The artists gather online and, while blindfolded, they engage in utterings as communication, building on solo’s, duo’s, chorals and silence, creating an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and affects above rationality. Six sound streams (no instruments used) are interlaced and entangled in one single polyphonic composition shared live in the audioblast program. The protocol for this performance will be written collectively in the week before the performance.

Protocol and references for Utterings here: https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/r.d6b50a58404bb8269f53ffe00d5a14ff (Pauline Oliveros, Mikhail Bakhtin, Andrei Bely, Maree Cunnington, Michel De Certeau, Andrea Olsen, Meredith Monk, Maurizio Lazzarato and the bible.)

Website Utterings

testing blindfolds

As an individual it is very difficult to address the problems related to all kind of global emissions. Of course you can act privately, but we need more.
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.
Communication not as transmission of information, ruled by a code or abstract conventions, but connected with affection and attention will counter data imperialism and rationalist exploitation.

how to go beyond glossolalie? what will be the intention? is attunement enough? if we manage to avoid meaning we may discover something
Martine Neddam: Glossolalia is ‘dancing with words’. Dance first, before moving beyond dancing.
Igor Stromajer: An extremely intriguing concept. Who knows, perhaps you don’t even have to go beyond glossolalia. If glossolalia is done “right”, it already goes beyond … itself.

Mikhail Bakhtin has a posse!

Audioblast is a festival de création sonore utilisant le réseau comme lieu de diffusion, il se compose de nombreuses pratiques audio en réseau, de musique expérimentale, drone, noise, field recordings, poésie sonore, électroniques et musiques contemporaines.

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art has been featured in the New York Times and at museums, galleries, and festivals from Korea to Brazil. His fifth book, “Some Ways of Making Nothing: Apophatic Apparatuses in Contemporary Art,” is forthcoming from Punctum Books as part of Erin Manning and Brian Massumi’s 3Ecologies Immediations series. His writing and art may be accessed at lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org.

Nerina Cocchi is an Italian theatre artist and translator based in Brussels, Belgium. A 2019 recipient of Bourse Claude Etienne, a fellowship for emerging Belgian playwrights, she took part in the Arctic Circle Residency and sailed in the Arctic region in 2019. Co-artistic director of inoutput, an international group of artistic creation, she also works as assistant producer for Belgian dance company Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties and is the author of “THE WArDROBE”, an operatic film to be released in 2020-21.

Derek Piotr (b. 1991) is a Poland-born producer and composer based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the human voice. His work covers genres as diverse as glitch, leftfield pop, chamber, dance, and drone; and is primarily concerned with tenderness, fragility, beauty and brutality. derekpiotr.com

Constança Carvalho Homem studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. She completed her Masters in Text and Performance Studies with Distinction at King’s College London and RADA. In recent years, she sought the offshoots of a Grotowski-inspired unified stage practice, having trained with Matej Matejka, Thomas Richards/Mario Biagini and Maud Robart. 
Porto-based, she works as translator, dramaturg, performer and director. Radio plays and improvised music are two major interests. Of her recent collaborations, she’d highlight 2019’s Hysteria

Annie Abrahams, artist and performer based in Montpellier France, investigates the possibilities and limits of communication under networked conditions. She is known worldwide for her netart and collective writing experiments and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. bram.org

Daniel Pinheiro, performer and visual artist based in Porto, Portugal has been developing work in the field of Telematic Art mostly as a resource to discuss and reflect upon the impact of technology on everyday life. daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com

Daniel and Annie work occasionnally together since 2014.

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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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ConstallationOuverture in Radio Play

Radio Play invites peers working across disciplines and around the world to share audio work. Tune in to an evening of tricky thinking, new sounds and unlikely connections – including work by Annie Abrahams, Rachael Murray, Paige Silverman and Sleepwalk Collective.

Listen in live online Sunday 25 Aug. 7pm UTC+01 via channingtatum. CHANNING TATUM: a project by Rohanne Udall & Paul Hughes

While listening to ConstallationOuverture Rohanne and Paul will (probably) read the Methodology of ConstallationS.
ConstallationOuverture Mixage: Annie Abrahams. Voices: Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie Abrahams. Laughs: Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie Abrahams and Carin Klonowski. Music: “Ouverture 14” by Jan de Weille. ConstallationOuverture is online here.

The podcast is now online via Applepodcast.
Direct link: https://tatenlyle.com/2019/09/03/radio-play-7/
From 1:21 Rohanne and Paul talk about ConstallationOuverture. At around 1:35 Rohanne reads the Methodology of Constallations.

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Kaj misliš s tem? / What do you mean? – sound piece

Sound piece after : On April 17th 2014 there was a performance Kaj misliš s tem? / What do you mean? at Kult3000, Metelkova, Ljubljana, with Annie Abrahams, Martina Rusham, Jana Wilcoxen and Chantal van Mourik.

Annie, Jana, Chantal and Martina wrote text, using only their mothertongue, about their experience of living in a country where they couldn’t speak their monthertongue and had to learn a new language. They used a shared textpad. They translated their text phrase by phrase via Google in Slovenian. The Slovenian text was fed to Alpineon’s TTS software made by Proteus and diffused live to the performance public. Brane Zorman recorded this sound.

Yet another translation into English gave a poem called You have to accept (a FEW times). New language that you can find here.

The soundpiece was presented in the exhibition Mie lahkoo pomagate ? (can you help me ?) from 21 October to 7 November 2014 in Aksioma Project Space, in Ljubljana. Production CONA.

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  • janvier-mai Constallationss Annie Abrahams, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski et Gwendoline Samidoust.
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