net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Utterings online performance

31/03 at 18h30 Paris time (CET, GMT+1)
Find your time here.
Online.
Duration 40 min.

If you are interested in attending as a listener please send a private email to one of the members and you will be invited.

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 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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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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NetVVorth counterfeit (Curt Cloninger – Reading Club – Mez)

transcryption
“Authorship fades but data lasts forever”
NetVVorth offers counterfeit works by and of legit netartists.

A few days ago I found this image of the ReadingClub session with Curt Cloninger, Alan Sondheim, Helen Varley Jamieson, Lucille Calmel and Pascale Gustin based on a text by Mez as a part of a new work called transCRyPTion [alan-turing-has-a-posse] done by Daniel Temkin and Mez in the online net art show NetVVorth.
If you pay some bitcoins you can get access to a transCRYPTion CODEpoem engine. But I don’t posess bitcoins so I had to be content with the free and impotent TRANScryPTION prototype.pdf, which tells you how the machine works and where you also find 9 (beautiful) bigger screencaptures of the same ReadingClub session. Finally at the end there are credits and some links. One goes to the Reading Club session (pffft) and another to what I recognize as Curt Cloningers website and now immediately I become aware it is indeed his voice and his videos that are used in TRANScryPTION. He must be the counterfeiter. And when he promotes the same work in an email on the netbehaviour mailing list I decide to ask him for some explanations.

posse
The funny thing is, my “forgery” of Mez’s writing isn’t even a “true forgery.” It is more like a remix of a collaborative rewriting of one of Mez’s pieces, some of the text of which I “myself” did “originally” and “actually” write.  You can see the “authentic authorship” disintegrating and being pulverized.

The whole thing is basically a lie. It’s just two videos I made, an animated gif I made, and some lines I drew connecting them. Then there is a link to a downloadable pdf explaining a bunch of complicated and confusing instructions that don’t work. Even the bitcoin version doesn’t work. So the whole piece is supposed to be a machine that causes the viewer to question the “truth” of code, language, authorship, and art markets.

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#ReadingClub #Mez #chercherletexte

RCMez
23 – 09 – 2013
20h Paris time (find you local time)

Session based on 3.9.11 _i_dentity_x _or[s]c[h]ism_ (2005-09-29 06:17) by Mez Breeze
from Human Readable Messages published by Traumawien

With Alan Sondheim, Curt Cloninger, Helen Varley Jamieson, Lucille Calmel and Pascale Gustin

– Online
Go to http://readingclub.fr/ and wait for the performance to start. There is a chatwindow where you can exchange, discuss and comment on the performance.

– BPI, centre Pompidou, Paris
Projection of the online ReadingClub session + performance by Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez
In the frame of Locating the Text – International Digital Literature Events

Pourquoi avons-nous choisi un texte de Mary-Ann (Mez) Breeze ?

Play the session as a film :
http://readingclub.fr/events/51d22243e249d12365000004/0/text

MezF3

MezF1

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Double Blind (love) documentation by Curt Cloninger

Documentation of  Double Blind (Love) by Curt Cloninger.

Some thoughts on attempting to archiving a counfounded time:
Text wriiten by Curt Cloninger on the NetBehaviour list.

“My video documentation winds up being higher fidelity and more
intentionally synchronized than the original performance. There are
all sorts of very strange questions that arise in terms of the
synchronization. If I synch up Annie’s audio track from France with
the background arrival of her audio in the US, is that a “correct”
synchronization, or am I re-ordering the flow of time after the fact?
As I have been trying to synch everything up, sometimes the “arrival”
of Annie’s sound in my US audio will come before the “launch” of her
sound in the France audio — a kind of impossible, prophetic
re-rendering of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Double Blind (love) documentation

double blind love Annie Abrahams and Curt Cloninger
Special thanks to Bérénice Belpaire for her attention and help during the performance. Photos : Valérie Severac.

Project information

More photos

24 min. highlighted:

Screencapture by Suzon Fuks 33 min (with glitches):

If you want to listen to and watch the whole 264 minutes long performance please write to Annie or Curt.

Interesting and affecting convergence of the performative work Curt Cloninger has been doing of late with the strange, wonderful & categorisation denying oeuvre of Annie Abrahams.
5 min. special cut by Michael Szpakowski on DVblog

Documentation of the project by Curt

Textes :
David Bioules, Mail du dimanche 29 novembre 2009, 20h50 (ou improvisation sans recul) [http://livingroomart.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/doubleblindlove-textedavidbioules.pdf]

Texts:
David Bioules, Email Sunday November 29 2009, 8.50PM (or Improvising from scratch) [http://livingroomart.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/doubleblindlove_textedavidbioulesen.pdf]

Curt Cloninger (texte), Annie Abrahams (titre), It’s a time of “desire”, 28 novembre 2009 4:43pm, http://www.rhizome.org/ http://livingroomart.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/rhizome_curtcloninger_itsatimeofdesire.jpg

Matthew Pioro, Double Blind (Love), an Online Collaboration, 29 Novembre 2009 4:12 pm http://www.pioro.net/2009/11/double-blind-love-an-online-collaboration.shtml

Matthew Pioro, loK8Tr about the dangers and pitfalls of online collaboration, Musicworks, Issue 106 spring 2010, The future of radio, from web 2.0 to second life.  https://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/about-the-dangers-and-pitfalls-of-online-collaboration/

Email exchange between Annie  Abrahams and Matthew Pioro Dec 2, 2009 at 5:48 AM:

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Double Blind (love)

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Double Blind (love)

Performance d’Annie Abrahams et de Curt Cloninger

PRESS RELEASE / DOSSIER DE PRESSE

Dimanche 29 November
18h Living Room, Montpellier, France
0PM Blackmountain College Museum + Arts Centre, Asheville, USA
Direct live streaming selfworld.net

Durée indéterminée

English text at the bottom.

Un jour (que se sera-t-il passé ?) un long-voyeur abandonnera son segment, s’engagera sur une étroite passerelle au-dessus du gouffre noir, partira sur la ligne de fuite, ayant cassé sa lunette, à la rencontre d’un double aveugle qui s’avance à l’autre bout.” Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Mille plateaux. P247

Par répétition vous pouvez augmenter la chance que votre choix à vous résonne jusqu’aux frontières du réseau, mais vous prenez aussi le risque de faire bousculer le paysage, jusqu’à maintenant plein de surprises dans celui d’un désert monotone.” http://bram.org/info/presentation/texte.htm

Annie Abrahams à Montpellier et Curt Cloninger à Asheville chanterons en direct pour une durée indéterminée “love”, “love”,  “love”[1], l’un à l’autre comme un genre de duet pop.


[1] U2 song “Until the End of the World” is sung by Judas to Jesus. http://lab404.com/misc/untiltheendoftheworld.mp3

Documentation of the performance by Annie

Documentation of the performance by Curt

The videoarchive of this  260 minutes lasting performance has been presented in Annie Abrahams personal show Training for a Better World in the CRAC LR of Sète 28/10/2011 – 01/01/2012.


English

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