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Annie Abrahams

besides, – 3 online performances

Annie Abrahams and Martina Ruhsam.

June 11 2015 : besides, the person I am becoming. Duration 20 minutes. The audience can interact via a chatwindow.

June 12 2015 : besides, moved by some thing. An intimate conversation on death and illness. Duration undetermined. No interaction with the public.

June 13 2015 : besides, Dear Body, Duration 3 minutes. With public chatwindow, so we can discuss afterwards.

19h CET – 1pm EDT – online
Streaming Ivan Chabanaud /

Three online experiments by Annie Abrahams and Martina Ruhsam, who will investigate the performative potential of computer-mediated performance. By listening to each other´s gestures (in a visual and acoustic sense) they will choreograph each other despite being geographically far away from each other – Annie will be in Montpellier, Martina in Berlin. More information (motivation, preparations, intentions, context, tests, images, bios)

besides, Dear Body,

besides, moved by some thing

besides, the person I am becoming

everything is on-the-fly, we don’t rehearse, we prepared technics and format together, content is taken care of individually – nothing can go wrong – we create experience … an encounter with the invisible public

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Cyberformance Manifesto Writing Performance

While editing the upcoming book on the first Cyposium, we (Helen Varley Jamieson, Clara Gomes and me) noticed that Helen’s manifesto ( from 2008 triggered discussion and needed some updating.
So we organised a collectif writing session on a piratepad and asked the participants of this Cyposium to write, discuss and battle the concept of Cyberformance with us.
Approximate time 1 hour.

Tuesday 26 march, at 9pm CET,.

– before the performance, please read the manifesto
– try to keep discussion on particular points in the space after that point of the manifesto
– anything can be changed, including the rules.

We had an exhilirating and thoughtprovoking writing session. You can still see the result on the piratepad. Please use the timeslider (top right) to see the history of the writing process.

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Double Bind web performances

15 December 20h30 Paris time web performance in the Double Bind series of

Renee Turner presents
Postcards from my desktop

“I would like to write you so simply, so simply, so simply.” **
Jacques Derrida, “The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond.”

Postcards from my desktop is a performance mixing RSS news feeds and simultaneous transcription.  Sending snippets of communiqués across the ether, the work plays with interpretation, point of view and the imperfections of streaming technology.
Seeing the desktop as an exotic place where the world converges through RSS, the performance explores the limits of translation, immediacy and communication.

A video of this performance

Renée Turner writes digital narratives and has been a member of De Geuzen: a foundation for multi-visual research since 1996.  Her work can be viewed at and

Double Bind is initiated and organised by Annie Abrahams.

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Nov. 17th.  K.Kliniques, Justine Abittan et Caroline Delieutraz : “Bras de tête et Tête de fer

julien plus agnès
Dec. 1st.  Julien Lassort : “Puzzled” Avec l’assistance d’Agnès de Cayeux.

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“Insult me”, “Una, dos, tres, cuatro” etc. : 5 studies for Huis Clos / No Exit.

Studies for a protocol for
Huis Clos / No Exit
performance series by Annie Abrahams

21 Nov. 2008, L’animal a l’esquena, Celra, Spain.
International Laboratory “Interactive digital media on stage” Organisation Nu2’s.

Insult me!
High quality vimeo version available

Una dos tres cuatro
High quality vimeo version available

Show me your ugly face
High quality vimeo version available

Could you kiss me?
High quality vimeo version available

High quality vimeo version available

9-10 January 2009. Presentation of  these studies and the project “Huis Clos / No Exit” at the Festival IDN, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain.

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