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Annie Abrahams

Video Beyond (spectacle) – test

Performance Arnolfini Bristol – Performance Writing Weekend – ELMCIP Seminar.

Igor Stromajer in Hamburg Annie Abrahams in Bristol united in a webperformance interface are the marionettes put into (e)motion via text written by the public at Arnolfini’s, using their labtops and smartphones. Two speakers are reading this text aloud in front of the public.

Marionettes / Scripting Reality / On Manipulation / Txt Theater / Public Collaboration Dynamics

As much an exercice in collectif writing as a performance.
Texts written by the audience:

Text for Annie :
close your maouth
say hello
smile at us all
touch your chin like you’re thinking profoundly
touch your heart like you mean it
try to intimidate the audience
Please sing:Row, row, row your boat,Gently down the stream.Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,Life is but a dream.
remain imaginative
appreciate our silent applause
Look In!
raise your eyes
Mime sailing
a decadent artist
mime drowing silently
turn to the other
look the other way
eat a sandwich
words, words, words
go on
lift that weight

Text for Igor:
think about your future
robots should be created free
finish speaking
finish speaking again
use your tongue
put your hat on upside down
Please do a RTD2
pull your eyebrows
describe the room
enough starwars
say a 4 letter word
express a tragedy
exploit the creative opportunities that arise from your wearing a turtle-neck
no light jazz songs
Come back
breath deeply the gathering gloom
look the other way
melt completely
electric shock
save some for us
go on

More information

Beyond (spectacle) Episode I
19 October 2012

Glitched version found on my computer in 2015

Presented in ϟℙ∀ℳℳ▁ℙϴШ€ℜ
Curators : Ellectra Radikal & Systaime
April 2017.


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Beyond (spectacle) – test

Performance Writing Weekend

Digital text and the Body
Annie Abrahams (NL/Fr) Donna Leishman (UK) cris cheek (UK/US) Joerg Piringer (Austria) J.R.Carpenter (Can/UK)

Arnolfini theatre
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA UK
04/05 2012 6.30 pm
free but ticketed
T: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01

Beyond (spectacle) test
Annie Abrahams and Igor Stromajer
Interface Estelle Senay – x-réseau, Théâtre Paris Villette

web performance interface actor side with Annie and IgorPlease click on the image to have a better view of the interface.

Igor in Hamburg and Annie in Bristol will be united in a webcam performance interface. Igor and Annie will be the marionettes to be put into (e)motion via the text written in two chat windows. Two speakers will read this text aloud in front of the public while Annie and Igor will execute as good as they can the protocol and commands proposed to them, they won’t kiss.

Marionettes / Scripting Reality / On Manipulation / Txt Theater / Public Collaboration Dynamics

Event related to E-literature in/with Performance, an Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity in Practice (ELMCIP) Seminar  hosted by the University College Falmouth.

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