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Annie Abrahams

Distant Movement(s) #1

volantino-3days-2018June 30th 19:10 Distant Movement(s) #1 test (30′)
Distributed performance with audience participation.
On online togetherness and movement without movement.

In the frame of /Prolegòmeni e Gómene/ *
Performing Art 3Days, Teatro Rossi Aperto, Pisa (It).

Ad Hoc Group: Annie Abrahams, Daniel Pinheiro and Muriel Piqué.
With Ivana Gherbaz for the French-Italian translation.

Muriel, a choreographer from Montpellier, will guide a 12 minutes long choreographic gesture only using her voice in front of her webcam. She will describe, eyes closed, the bodily sensations she experienced during a choreographic sequence she developed based on simple daily activities in her private environment. Annie in Montpellier and Daniel in Lisbon will listen with their eyes closed in front of their webcams. All three will be united in one interface, that will be projected in Pisa in front of an audience. People in Pisa can watch the projection but also join the experience on the spot.
There will be no online audience.

Can we read this imaginary movement in people far away on the surface of a screen?
Can we share something as intimate as feeling a dance?

And does this sharing over time via machines connect us?

When we look at a projection of a face in close-up we enter an intimate space, an intimate space of looking closely into the subtle changes that occur. When we listen to someone sharing the feelings provoked by a dance, we sort of dream this dance, we think and feel it and this will open up to an interior of hitherto unexplored paths, the body shifting through careful guidance.

screencapture during the performance – more information soon.

*Prolegòmeni – explanatory dissertations introducing a theory, the subject of a study, a doctrine. Gómene – twisted hemp hawsers, mooring ropes for boats.
Hence: a line of words meant to validate other words, to unite or divide; a material line supported by gestures, to leave or land.


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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
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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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L’envoyer à Mars pour y trouver la quiétude / Send it to Mars so it can rest

Performance for the inauguration of the bleuOrange hypertext webzine.
March 20 2008, 7 pm, studio OBORO, 4001, Montréal.
performance discours sur la JR Carpenter
How to disperse the popular discours on violence?

Performance with Rebecca Barnstapple (choreographer) and her company Teatro de las Flores. 15 min.
After 5 minutes of looking at the video projection of a accelerated reconstruction of the text “Qu’est-ce que c’est la violence ?” written by website visitors of between 07 04 2006 and 16 05 2007, the silence was broken by three instruments (pertcussion, cello, clarinet), two dancers started dancing, they were joined by 11 others and the public.

One minute video impression on youtube

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  • 7-9 09 slaap video in STWST48x4 SLEEP, Stadtwerkstat, Linz.
  • * Time to relax, to think about writing a book, about continuing Entanglements Trainings and how to develop distributed intelligence, about neural networks and performance and maybe VR. .

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