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Annie Abrahams

A dark mirror from Paik to Abrahams and Deck Oh Yeah!

For us the most interesting of Paik’s contemporary artistic cousins demonstrate that technology and art are both not only mirrors for reflecting back reality, but also hammers for shaping and, perhaps, compost for seeding it. That is, its objects, its infrastructure, visions, behaviors, and relations; these things are about us understanding the world and shaping it. They all point to a new understanding of individual, collective, and species level agency as artists and tool makers in this network of things.

Ruth Catlow in a transcription of her speech (pdf)The Future Is Now: Media Arts, Performance and Identity after Nam June Paik, Nam June Paik Conference, FACT and Tate Liverpool, Friday 18 February 2011.

Now published in Far and Wide, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19 Issue 5
ISBN: 978-1-906897-21-5   ISSN: 1071-4391
The catalog is a project by Lanfranco Aceti and Omar Kholeif with the support of FACT.

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* 19/03 2017 Presentation in Avant-garde, theatre and everything else, Łódź, Poland. Invitation Ryszard W. Kluszczynski.
* 21-24/03 2017 Workshop Performance en réseau, 23/03 18h. Conférence Agency Art, CNAC, Châlons-en-Champagne.
* 18/06 2017 11h. Talk Networked performance art and engagement, Internet, Arte y Compromiso, Centre Culturel Puertas de Castilla (Murcia).
* 19/06 2017 19h. Une pratique du texte numérique qui dévoile. Invitation Yan Rucar, Centre culturel international de Cerisy-la-Salle.
* 18-22/07 Performance Ours Lingages, ELO 2017, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto.

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