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Annie Abrahams

Angry Women 2021

Angry Women 2021: two different 15 minute multilingual improvisational online performance on anger, with a Q&A at the end.

Friday June 25th 17h30 Info.
Performance with: Alice Lenay, Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Christine Develotte, Colette Tron, Emmanuelle Gibello, Eugenia Cano, Jo Morrison, Karla Ptacek, Mansi Thapliyal, monica de ioanni, Sylvie Roques

Saturday June 26 20h00 Info.
Performance with: Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Emmanuelle Gibello, Mansi Thapliyal, Sarah Hart, Shelly Quick, Susie Lamb

Angry Women is an artistic research project started in 2011:
*on remote communication and collaboration using anger as a pretext
*on female anger using webcam performances as a facilitator

The performance has been be prepared in a 90 min workshop a few days before. A “choir” full of individual voices and actions where there is room for solos, duos and silence, where group dynamics will be as important as the revelation of female anger and irritations. No rehearsals, but risks and trust and attention.

Bodies:On:Live – Magdalena:On:Line 2021,
the first Online Magdalena Festival, from 24 – 27 June 2021

Bodies:On:Live is affiliated with The Magdalena Project, a dynamic, intergenerational and cross-cultural network for women in contemporary theatre and performance. In 35+ years of activities, there have been over 100 Magdalena festivals and gatherings in more than 20 countries.

Angry Women #1 https://youtu.be/rxKUsb_fnEM
Angry Women #2 https://youtu.be/kgjDf1lf6yw

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Hadaly & Sowana, Cyborgs & Sorcières – espace Gantner.

Visuel par Nadia Diz Grana

Angry Women Take 1 sera présenté dans l’exposition Hadaly & Sowana, Cyborgs et Sorcières à l’espace Gantner, Bourogne.
Vernissage : 12 oct. 17h.
Commissaire Cécile Babiole.

L’exposition réunit des artistes qui questionnent les technologies au sens large et leur rapport au corps.
Ces artistes, Annie Abrahams, Caroline Delieutraz, Camille Ducellier, Lynn Hershmann, Kaori Kinoshita et Alain della Negra, Albertine Meunier, Julie Morel, Aniara Rodado, Tabita Rezaire, Christine Tamblyn, Suzanne Treister, Stéphane Degoutin, Agathe Joubert, Lola Perez-Guettier et Gwenola Wagon réinventent les figures de la cyborg ou de la sorcière, comme autant de symboles de puissance, de résistance, d’ironie et d’utopie.

Angry Women Take 1 Extrait (6’14”) Avec Annie Abrahams, Lucille Calmel, Julie Chateauvert, Caroline Delieutraz, Suzon Fuks, Helen Varley Jamieson, Inès Kchaou, Ienke Kastelein, Olga Kisseleva, Laurence Moletta et Paula Roush.
Angry Women est un projet de Annie Abrahams.
Développement interface : Estelle Senay – théatre Paris- La Villette.
Assistance technique: Bérénice Belpaire.
Co-production : Labomédia Orléans, résidence dans le cadre de Géographies Variables.

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De-centralized Web?

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The Big Kiss (2008) and Angry Women (2012) are shown together with Michael Szpakowski’s, House and Garden (2009) during the Decentralized Web Summit in San Fransisco.

August 1st and 2nd,
San Francisco Mint,
88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA.

For Ruth Catlow, who curated Furtherfield’s screening room as a part of the “creative track” programmed by Sam Hart and Mindy Seu for DWS, these 3 artworks exemplify an attitude to artmaking particular to the Web before the great centralisation – these are works that speak from the origins of the P2P movement, a time in which communities began to form around new modes of networked interaction.

The Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit is dedicated to creating the web we want [and the web we deserve]. We are convening those who want to build a web that…
Remembers. Forgets. That’s safe. That cares about people. That’s a marketplace. That’s a public square. That learns. That’s magical. That’s fun. A web with many winners. A web that’s locked open for good.

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Women, Art and Technology

July 6, 2017
Angry Women I video 27 min in
Women Art and Technology, an exhibition curated by Arterial for Zone and The Waterfront Club. (London)

With also work by Carla Gannis, Emily Lazerwitz, Gretta Louw, Caro Halford and Martha McGuinn.

Arterial thanks Furtherfield and Articurate for their cooperation.

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inter – intra – action (Eng)

Interaction was the word I used 20 years ago when I talked about my work in hypertext. Today I need other words: one word, I already wrote about it in my last post, is Agency Art. Another might be Intra-action. I first met it in Mousse magazine #34 (2012), pp.76–81: “Intra-actions” – Interview of Karen Barad by Adam Kleinmann. You can download the interview here.

This word could be usefull to analyze my works of collaborative performance art, as for instance Angry Women, where it is not really clear what is causing what, where the agency is – not between clearly distinguisable entities, but coming from within a whole, where server conditions, individual computers, webcam and sound devices, as well as the voices and images of the co-performers, local light conditions and family situations are all entangled in what Barad would call the phenomenon.
Barad uses quantum physics to articulate a feminist view on the philosophy of science. She builds on Donna Harraway and Niels Bohr. It is not easy to understand her and I was happy to find this video that seemed quit clear.

Video Written & Created by: Stacey Kerr, Erin Adams, & Beth Pittard

But when I transcribed the spoken text, I gathered my understanding might be superficial. Concepts like phenomenon, agency, apparatus all mean something different in different contexts. And when I read in the English wikipedia: “For Barad, things or objects do not precede their interaction, rather, ‘objects’ emerge through particular intra-actions. Thus, apparatuses, which produce phenomena, are not assemblages of humans and nonhumans (as in actor-network theory). Rather, they are the condition of possibility of ‘humans’ and ‘non-humans’, not merely as ideational concepts, but in their materiality.”, I was sure I wasn’t completely getting it (yet) – to be continued.
I feel intra-action will give me a clue on why Agency Art is something not popular in the humanities, in media art etc. (yet).
Here is the transcription of the video:

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Stranger Collaborations – London Art Fair.

18 – 22 January 2017,
London Art Fair, the Art Projects Screening Room,
Stranger Collaborations.
Curation Pryle Behrman.

Artists in the show:
Annie Abrahams (Angry Women Take 2), Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion (Glitter), Ruth Catlow (Time Is Speeding Up), Liz Sterry (Drinking Alone) and Michael Szpakowski (Shit Happens in Vegas).

Stranger Collaborations is an exhibition featuring artworks that in some way wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborations formed via the internet, showing how strangers can, sometimes even unknowingly, create an artistic partnership online.

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Liz Sterry, ‘Drinking Alone with the Internet, Star Wars Edition, Take 1’.

The artworks of Annie Abrahams and Liz Sterry create temporary communities that are ‘safe spaces’ in which socially-proscribed behaviours – such as public anger or private alcohol consumption – are accepted and even embraced. Mark Westall, short interview of Pryle Behrman in Fadmagazine.

What to see at the London Art Fair 2017? Art Fund_  Jan 11.

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Net Work Platform Münich

Annie Abrahams participates in
Net Work by Gretta Louw with

Angry Women Waiting 2011 – 2014
One the Puppet of the Other 2007 with Nicolas Frespech.
Dec. 12 19h CyPosium – the book Presentation and Performance. 2014 with Helen Varley Jamieson.

PLATFORM Kistelerhofstr 70  Munich
3 November – 31 December 2014

Opening hours:
Mo – Fr, 10 – 19h

Vernissage:
27 November 19h

Net Work is an exhibition, curated by current PLATFORM artist in residence Gretta Louw , that  looks at work being made at the intersection of performance and net art. The emerging genre of ‘networked performance’ can make powerful statements not only about the development of art history, but also our relationship to technology, and the impact that this has on the direction that culture, society, the workforce, and psychology are taking.

The exhibition includes work by Gretta Louw, Luke Munn, Igor Štromajer, Annie Abrahams and plan b (Sophia New und Daniel Belasco Rogers), as well as a new project developed by Louw during her residency at PLATFORM: The Net Work Compendium is an evolving collection of short videos, from artists working with networks and performativity, offering viewers a unique introduction to this avant garde mode of art-making.

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Subversive Systeme. Poetische Transfiguration des Digitalen.

logoSubversiveSysteme Subversive Systeme. Poetische Transfiguration des Digitalen. Group Exhibition Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany. Press conference: Tuesday, 21. October, 11 am. Opening: 23 October 2014 at 8pm. Open: 24 October 2014 – November 30 2014. Curator: Benedikt Stegmayer

Artists: Annie Abrahams, [epidemiC] / Franco Berardi, plan b, Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder, Igor Štromajer

I will present : The Big Kiss (2008) (with Mark River, MTAA)

Angry Women take 1 & 2  (2011)  (With Albertine Meunier, Anne Laforet, Caroline Delieutraz, Hedva Eltanani, Helen Varley Jamieson, Ienke Kastelein, Inès Kchaou, Julie Chateauvert, Karen Dermineur, Laurence Moletta, Laurie Bellanca, Lizvlx, Lucille Calmel, Simona Polvani, Martina Ruhsam, Hortense Gauthier, Olga Kisseleva, Pascale Barret, Paula Roush, Sabine Revillet, Suzon Fuks and Ursula Endlicher. – Co production : Labomédia Orléans, residency in the frame of Géographies Variables / Aide à la création Région Languedoc Roussillon)

Huis Clos / No Exit – Beyond (spectacle) I, II, III – Exposition on the New Aesthetic. – Newer Aesthetic. – The internet is not as good as it was yesterday. (2012) (With Igor Stromajer, Nicolas Frespech, Ruth Catlow, Ursula Endlicher – co-production ELMCIP) Read the rest of this entry »

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Meaningful connections – article Elena Perez

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Liminalities issue 10.1 Special issue of the journal of performance studies, Liminalities, based on the outcomes of the Remote Encounters: Connecting Bodies, Collapsing Spaces and Temporal Ubiquity in Networked Performance conference in 2013.  Edited by Garrett Lynch (University of South Wales) and Rea Dennis (Deakin University).
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Meaningful connections: exploring the uses of telematic technology in performance, Elena Perez compares On Love by Annie Abrahams FR, Denise Hardman UK, Ben Robinson UK, Tony Chapman UK, Derek Piotr USA, Hedva Eltanani UK, Martina Ruhsam SI, Antye Greie FI and Pascale Barret BE, and make-shift by Helen Varley Jamieson and Paula Crutchlow.
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ON LOVE creates an intimate space where it is safe to be honest

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Elena Pérez is a researcher, theatre practitioner and experimental game designer. She is doing her PhD (2009-2014) in the department of Art and Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where she is looking at how digital media impacts contemporary performance, more specifically, how digital media challenge theatrical conventions in multimedia theatre, telematic and pervasive performance.

Abstract.

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soirée ART VIDEO à o25rjj

espaceCiapp26 01 19h Soirée ART VIDEO
Espace o25rjj à Loupian

Extrait Angry Women take 5  et The green oaks / Les chênes verts seront présentées.

Les chênes verts  Le diviseur commun d’un séjour à l’hôpital psychiatrique et la famille est un jeu de cartes. “Là où il n’y a pas de normes que des règles, j’étais très heureuse en jouant aux cartes”
Duration : 5 min Year : 2006
The green oaks The common divider of a stay in a psychiatric hospital and a family is a card game. “There where there are no norms, only rules, I was happy playing cards”

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