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Annie Abrahams

gender update

From 1999 people could deposit a wish on bram.org’s Being Human website.
Two days ago Monika Szűcsová (Curator and researcher, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Brno) and I presented the website at the Transformation Digital Art 2023 International symposium on the preservation of digital art at LI-MA, Amsterdam.

In the piece I asked for gender, which in 1999 consisted of female and male. If someone didn’t choose an option out of these two there was an error message and they couldn’t participate.*

It was kind of a shock. How could I have been excluding people not identifying with a binary gender? How could I have been so incredibly wrong?

Yesterday I updated the page and included non-binary.** I feel kind of relieved, but am now “haunted” by the idea of having elsewhere clear stupidities on the bram.org website (2560 items to check).

* At the time I wanted this, because I considered my online collections (for instance also on solitude, violence, fear) as representations of the voices of a multitude that might be studied at a later point.

** Of course there is more in “gender”: transgender, gender neutral, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, and all, none or a combination of these.
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/types-of-gender-identity#types-of-gender-identity. (Thanks Monika for the link.)

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Gender Dissent across Mediated Literary Works

adalogoRule-guided Expression: Gender Dissent across Mediated Literary Works by Kristin Allukian and Mauro Carassai.

Published in Ada Issue #8. Ada is a journal of gender new media and technology.

“This paper is concerned with the examination of rule-guided cultural and thematic battles enacted by women writers in two historical moments—the late nineteenth- and early twenty-first centuries—against the dominant cultural institutions of their time. Such battles, evaluated in the Anglophone world of letters at large, bring to light women’s often inconspicuous strategies for legislating new mechanisms of written expression within the established authoring and reading practices of their times.

Both the mobility-limited late nineteenth century society and the apparently digitally-democratized twenty-first century seem to call for female writing subjects, who are often seen at the margins of the “social factory,” to intervene through specific literary acts of disturbance. Such acts of disturbance, when closely analyzed, can be seen as both exposing and altering the rule-based systems in which these authors are confrontationally embedded.

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In envisioning the routes of such processes of imagination-based social practices moving from the ideally American radiating center, Dutch e-literature author Annie Abrahams, who has been living in France since 1987, and Australian codework poet Mary-Anne Breeze (also known as Mez) can be seen as modern Anglophone literary catalysts of the instances of the previously discussed nineteenth-century American writers such as Alcott, Phelps, Blake, and Jewett in a world increasingly imposing norms and standards both in digital labor and language-based technological expressions. Our brief analysis of works such as Abrahams’s Separation/Séparation or Mez’s _cross.ova.ing 4rm.blog.2.log 07/08 highlights how female electronic writing seems both to update the abovementioned three elements detected in the women’s career literature and translate them into the pragmatic dimension of digitally-mediated language expression.”

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Effeuillages d’Ordinateurs

Jeudi 10 novembre 18h
salle dite “Le Dojo” – 3ème étage
au 108 rue de Bourgogne
Orléans

Effeuillages d’Ordinateurs
Participation gratuite limitée à 20 personnes
Inscription :  effeuillage@labomedia.org
Merci à Olivier Baudu pour l’image.

Organisation :
Annie Abrahams & Labomedia

L’intérieur d’un ordinateur m’a toujours semblé mystérieux, plein de tabous, presque un terrain interdit, un domaine qui ne me convenait pas, qui n’était pas convenable pour une fille.
Dans quelques jours j’ouvrirai pour la deuxième fois un ordinateur, je verrai ce qu’il a dans le ventre, je tripoterai ses entrailles, je le toucherai, j’enlèverai ce qu’il y a dedans.
Référence : Pourquoi avons-nous des difficultés à ouvrir un ordinateur et en changer le disque dur ?

63 très belles photos de cet effeuillage rituel de Pascal Rouet.
(en partie perdues depuis, hélas)

Vidéo montage et datamoshing Anke Dregnat

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Upcoming

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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