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Annie Abrahams

Mission FCTA – Trust in the Technics of Others

FCTA4webbisAs astronauts, while they guide the space station which carries them, must trust this station a 100%, Annie Abrahams will have to trust her vessel of flesh and blood, will have to trust the bodies on which she lies and to which she must surrender.

Mission FCTA
Faire Confiance à la Technique des Autres
(Trust in the Technics of Others)
March 23, 4.30 pm, CNES, Paris during the festival Sidération

Annie Abrahams will be carried by Jean-Luc Soret, Urte Amélie Fink, Emilie Schalck, Karen Guillorel, Vanessa Vallée, Lili Mamath, Aniara Rodado, David Guasgua, Séverine Delbosque, Romaric Tisserand and David Ferrag. They will try to make her journey comfortable, they will help her to sustain streaming contact and to cope with casualities. They will together manage a body in suspension. The carriers (professional dancers, a curator, an author, an artist) are all volunteering for this task. They don’t know each other and had only two hours of preparation. So the event will be as much a performance as an exercise in auto-organisation. Trust will be crucial.

Remote interventions by Igor Stromajer, Nicolas Frespech and Laurie Bellanca

Centre national d’études spatiales
2 place Maurice Quentin
75039 PARIS CEDEX 01
Tél : 33 (0)1 44 76 75 00

planetStill of the video used in the performance on vimeo. (6 min)

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loK8Tr, Matthew Pioro, about the dangers and pitfalls of online collaboration

musicworks rare and daring explorations in sound

Issue 106 spring 2010 The future of radio, from web 2.0 to second life

In this issue Matthew Pioro writes about his experience with loK8Tr, a project of the Canadian  Music Center’s New Music in New Places series and asks in this context what was at stake in the Double Blind performance I did with Curt Cloninger.
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If not you not me – catalogue essay

If not you not me” by Ruth Catlow, Catalogue essay.

It accompanies If not you not me, an exhibition of networked performance art by Annie Abrahams at HTTP Gallery in London.

Annie Abrahams creates an Internet of feeling – of agitation, collusion, ardour and apprehension.

Where social networking sites make us think of communication as clean and transparent, Abrahams creates an Internet of feeling – of agitation, collusion, ardour and apprehension.

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Coming Out of One’s Bubble


An interview with Annie Abrahams and Albertine Meunier  by Cyril  Thomas, French art historian and art critic, who posed his questions by mail separately to each artist.

Annie Abrahams was born in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands. Since 1985 she lives in France. She has a doctorate in biology (University of Utrecht) and is a graduate in fine arts (Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Arnhem).

Catherine Ramus aka Albertine Meunier is a net artist and DIY artist who lives at Vitry-sur-Seine, France.

Keywords: browser art, code art, database, dialogue, d.i.y, installation, interactive, interplay, Internet Art, networked art, interview, media art, narrative, net art, networked, video, performance…

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The wandering ant II. Relations and positions in a connected world.


Annie Abrahams, Ajaykumar and RuthCatlow:
Relations and Positions in a Connected World

Part of Thursday Club Summer Season 2009
Thursday Club Event,
Goldsmiths Digital Studios,

Annie Abrahams : The wandering ant II.
Relations and positions in a connected world.
Ajaykumar : iPak
Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield : Chair
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Cost: Free of charge, all welcome. No Booking Required
Time: 11 June 2009, 18:00 – 20:00

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Radio interview by Ida Hiršenfelder

Annie Abrahams interviewed by Ida Hiršenfelder for Radio Student Ljubljana.

Context : Intima Virtual Base, in collaboration with Škuc Gallery Ljubljana presents the multimedia artist Annie Abrahams. Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana. Monday, 15 December 2008 at 8 PM.

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Performative speech, or not.

Judith Butler, Avital Ronell and Donna Haraway and others, youtube video channel of the European Graduate School for Media & Communications.

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Observatoire Critique

tout va bien newsseries 2“, Oeuvre du mois. Observatoire Critique des ressources numériques en histoire de l’art et archéologie. Work of the month.
Or on the contrary exacerbates it the duality of the daily message, the collective distilling of frights and insurances? Fear, loneliness and fragility are topics cherished by Annie Abrahams. She especially excavates in the dubious zone of the eternal search for identity by the communicating subject. A dream of ONE; to be undivided with or without the machine is echoed by News Series 2, with its split screen. Who speaks with whom? By whom we are spoken?“, Corinne Welger-Barboza , 10 07 2008.
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self and boundaries

I am touched by a conference of Judith Butler
“on vulnerability and survival”

“We are not a discrete entity in a social world. Our self is not a boundary. We are bound up with others in a set of relations. We are a set of relations that makes survival possible. We must loosen our boundaries to be able to exist.”

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Fundamentalism v Evolution by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett

I just watched
Fundamentalism v Evolution: another dilemma of coexistence“,
Archive of the visitorsstudio performance by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett at Banff

I am impressed, It’s beautiful, and it brings on reflexion!
The piece has a good pace, beautiful sound, it’s not imposing, but letting you time to adjust, to find your way, and all the time it isn’t where I thought it would be, it doesn’t bring me where I thought it might bring me. And that’s great!

It’s also strange.
Because it left me with an overwhelming impression that religion is far more attractive than science, that it has more aesthetic beauty than science.

More information about background etc in the Diwologue blog. Do it with others.

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Beyond Convention?, Key note, Symposium Cyberperformance: Artistic and Pedagogical Practices, 29 - 30 June, Gambelas Campus, University of Algarve.

ffaille and con flicting, multilingual animated poetry, made for ELO 2023 (12-15/07).

Bientôt! Entretien au sujet de Distant Movements Annie Abrahams, Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau, Alix de Morant, Dabiel Pinheiro, Muriel Piqué, p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e Création Research Vol.6 | 2022.

8 oktober 2023 tot en met 1 april 2024, Being Human presented in REBOOT, Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.

Constallationsss with Alice Lenay, Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux et occasionellement Gwendoline Samidoust et Carin Klonowski.

Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué and Daniel Pinheiro.

(E)stranger. Research on What language does to you or not.

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