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Annie Abrahams

Distant Feeling(s) #9 / Past Convention

On Dec. 30, 2021 Distant Feeling(s) #9 integrated Bjørn Magnhildøen‘s project Past Convention
.. a public convention announced after it has already taken place. It deals with time as a convention, a protocol of interaction we have with the world.

Distant Feeling(s) #9, Sunday, December 26, 6PM – 6.15PM GMT+1

DF#9 is the fifth annual activation of Distant Feeling(s), again sharing time together, online, without speaking and with our eyes closed.

We invite all interested to take part in this recurring activation of Distant Feeling(s). To come together in an electronically powered energetic flow – (re)thinking the conditions of a present moment.

More info: bram.org/distantF & daniel-pinheiro.tumblr.com/distantfeelings

Distant Feelings is a project run by Annie Abrahams and Daniel Pinheiro.

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Van Gogh TV – Distant Feelings

12/11 – 05/12 2021, Van Gogh TV, Piazza Virtuale*, exhibition** at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and online.

For the first time now, Künstlerhaus Bethanien is presenting the material remaining from that large-scale art project in an exhibition. Original works, video recordings, sketches, plans, photos, and other historical material will be on view, alongside technical relics of “Piazza virtuale”.

Other works by Mieko Shiomi, Miranda July, Fred Forest, Yann van der Cruyssen and Annie Abrahams/Daniel Pinheiro will also be shown in the exhibition in order to contextualize the work of Van Gogh TV.

Distant Feeling(s) – Van Gogh TV installed in the exhibition.

* Piazza Virtuale by the artists’ group Van Gogh TV was not only the biggest art project ever to have been on TV – from a contemporary perspective, the project was also a precursor to present-day social media. The ground-breaking television event, which took place during documenta IX in 1992, was a TV experiment in which users could create media content themselves.

** By Karel Dudesek / Benjamin Heidersberger / Mike Hentz / Salvatore Vanasco and team. Curator: Tilman Baumgärtel

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Video Vortex Reader III – Distant Feeling(s)

Video Vortex* Reader III

Edited by Geert Lovink and Andreas Treske

INC reader #14

Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2020.

Download it here, as e-pub, pdf or print-on-demand (via Lulu): https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/video-vortex-reader-iii-inside-the-youtube-decade/

Contributors: Annie Abrahams, Ina Blom, Natalie Bookchin, Pablo deSoto, Ben Grosser, Adnan Hadzi, Judit Kis, Patricia G. Lange, Hang Li, Patrick Lichty, Geert Lovink, Gabriel Menotti, Sabine Niederer, Dan Oki, Aras Ozgun, Daniel Pinheiro, Rahee Punyashloka, Oliver Lenore Schultz, Peter Snowdon, Andreas Treske, Colette Tron, Jack Wilson, Dino Ge Zhang.

A silent, yet sentient, relational encounter, materialized as a telematic embrace where nothing seems to happen and where the lack of apparent action has transformed into the transposition of the concept of agency and a potential way for fighting alienation. …

Distant Feeling(s) highlights in its genesis and continuity the need to feel/sense presence and suggests a pragmatic approach for reshaping a consciousness on kinship resorting to available technological tools which have been transforming its meaning.

Page 185-193. Distant Feeling(s) Annie Abrahams & Daniel Pinheiro.
We describe the genesis and history of this performance series where in an online interface, that normally is used for videoconferencing we spend time together eyes closed and not talking.

* Founded in 2007, Video Vortex is a lively network of artists, activists, coders, curators, critics, and researchers linked by the exchange of ideas, materials, and discussions both online and offline. The first Video Vortex reader came out in 2008, followed by a second in 2011. This third anthology covers the turbulent period from Video Vortex #7 (2013) in Yogyakarta, across the meetings that followed in Zagreb, Lüneburg, Istanbul, Kochi, and finally Malta in 2019.

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Upcoming / ongoing

  • 9-11/02/22 résidence DERAILS TV, Marseille.
  • 08/03 2022 16h CET elo-Salon reariting.
  • 23/03 Distant Movements, Les arts de la scène comme formes de réparations à l'épreuve de la Covid19, Conservatoire de Paris.
  • Constallationsss ongoing with Alice Lenay, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux et occasionellement Gwendoline Samidoust et Carin Klonowski.
  • Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué and Daniel Pinheiro - ongoing
  • End of 2021 Distant Feelings with Daniel Pinheiro - yearly reconnexion

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