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Annie Abrahams

ReadingClub – unaussprechbarlich

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Ein online kollektives Schreibexperiment über
Die Schwierigkeiten und Freuden von Deutschlernen
mit
Igor Stromajer, Sandra Sarala, Helen Varley Jamieson und Annie Abrahams.

Das Publikum kann dieses poetische Battle live anschauen und kommentieren.
Klicken Sie bitte am 21. November ein bisschen vor 21 Uhr auf das Websitelink http://readingclub.fr.

Im Rahmen von Unaussprechbarlich, einem Forschungsprojekt, einer Website und einer Performanceserie von Annie Abrahams und Helen Varley Jamieson, wo die Künstlerinnen die eigene Dynamik von Sprachen erforschen und der Frage nachgehen, wie stark das, was wir unsere Kultur nennen, durch die Sprache geprägt ist.

Unaussprechbarlich wird ermöglicht durch eine Residenz in der Villa Walberta und die Unterstützung des Kulturreferats der LH München. Externer Berater : Horst Konietzny.

You can join us in the ethereal weirdness of our non-native finger-activated tongues” Sandra Sarala

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Pixxelpoint 2014 – I am an Artwork

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NON-ART / NEUMETNOST
Pixxelpoint 2014 – Media Art Festival
Nova Gorica SI / Gorizia IT
5 – 12 December 2014
Curator : Igor Štromajer
Presented by Annie Abrahams :
– Two poster with a collection of phrases from “Je suis une oeuvre d’art : oui, non, peut être” published in 2006 during a performance/lecture/battle of the same phrases in the exhibition “Chauffe Marcel!” organized by FRAC Languedoc Roussillon in La Panacée, Montpellier.
– Website archive of “Am I an artwork? Yes, no, maybe.” as it exists since 2007 on the website of the FRACLR. (www.fraclr.org/archives/abrahams/iamanartwork.htm)

nonPixxelJe suis une oeuvre d’art : oui, non, peut être – Am I an artwork? Yes, no, maybe.” commissioned by the FRACLR in 2002 and active on their website till 2007. The piece questioned the relation between netart and the art world on the website of an official art institution.

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A three-way conversation about performance art online

Igor Štromajer & Annie Abrahams by Gretta Louw in BOMB Magazine April 21st 2014.

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.

I first met Igor Štromajer online—we are net-based artists, after all. That was back in 2011 when I spent 10 days locked in a Berlin gallery, available 24 hours a day for contact via the Internet to test the effects of extreme online connectedness as part of a performance called Controlling_Connectivity. Igor became very involved in the performance, posing some of the most insightful questions from participants in the piece, and eventually dubbing me the “Joan of Arc of the Internet.” Through Igor, I discovered Annie Abrahams’s wonderful, groundbreaking networked performances such as The Big Kiss, where she spent several hours “kissing” a collaborator via the web using a split-screen and close-up webcam streams of each of the performers’ mouths. Though very different in style, these two artists share a gift for showing us the messy, human side of the Internet and technology; their work is authentic, intimate, exploratory, and inspiring.” Introduction by Gretta.

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Beyond (spectacle) – Episode II

21/02/2014 19h45 CET
Beyond (spectacle) – Episode II

Annie Abrahams and Igor Stromajer

Streaming: Ivan Chabanaud Mosaika.tv
Technical assistance: Jan de Weille
Reader: Laurie Bellanca
Duration: 25 min

Les anormales
festival Tropisme
la Panacée, Montpellier and online
Video archives of the streaming on http://www.gaite-lyrique.net (from 01:14:00 min.)

B(s)IIpromo

Igor in Frankfurt and Annie in Montpellier will be united in a webcam performance interface. Igor and Annie will be the marionettes to be put into (e)motion via a text written by the public on their smartphones and computers.
A speaker will read this text aloud in front of the public while Annie and Igor will execute as good as they can the protocol and commands proposed to them, they won’t kiss.

No content determined. The performers are as instruments. Nothing will happen without commands. The public is the master of the game. The project tends a mirror – a mirror for the capacity to co-write the event, to guide this intimate meeting of two internet puppets.

As much an exercice in collectif writing as a performance.

Marionettes / Scripting Reality / On Manipulation / Txt Theater / Public Collaboration Dynamics

More information Beyond (spectacle) (archives photo, text, video)
Plus d’information en français (des archives photo, texte, vidéo)

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Dictionary – Stress

dictionary stress
Dictionary – Stress,
17 05 2013, Annie Abrahams.
Based on the original work : Dictionary – Pain
by Mladen Stilinovic 2000 – 2003,
tempera on paper, 523 pages, 18 x 13 cm.
Reference “The most radical artistic action an artist can do today, is the one he/she does not do.”, Igor Stromajer 2013.

for CCC Copie Copains Club initié par Emilie Brout, Caroline Delieutraz & Maxime Marion.

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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
Streaming mosaika.tv

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

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

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Mission FCTA – Faire Confiance à la Technique des Autres

Mission FCTAComme les spationautes sont portés par leur station, doivent “lui” faire confiance à 100 % pendant qu’ils le guident par ses instruments de bord, Annie Abrahams va devoir faire confiance à son vaisseau de chair, aux corps sur lesquelles elle repose et à qui elle va devoir se rendre.

Pour sa Mission FCTA
Faire Confiance à la Technique des Autres
le 23 mars 16h30 au CNES à Paris pendant le festival Sidération

complet Annie Abrahams aura besoin d’une dizaine de volontaires : des personnes amateurs ou professionnels de performance, de théâtre, de danse ou de cinéma. Toute personne ayant envie de relever un défi sera la bienvenue. Une rencontre de préparation est prévue le 19 mars 18h au CNES complet

Jean-Luc Soret, Urte Amélie Fink, Emilie Schalck, Karen Guillorel, Vanessa Vallée, Lili Mamath, Aniara Rodado, David Guasgua, Séverine Delbosque, Romaric Tisserand et David Ferrag ont envie de participer à ce projet, d’aider à me porter, de m’aider a garder le contact du streaming, à faire face aux éventualités du parcours, à gérer un corps en suspension. Les porteurs ( danseureuses pro, un curateur, curatrice, auteur, artiste plasticienne) sont tous volontaires. Ils ne se connaissent pas et n’ont eu que deux heures de préparation. Cet évènement sera donc autant une exercise en auto-organisation qu’une performance.

Avec interventions à distance de Igor Stromajer, Nicolas Frespech et Laurie Bellanca
Streaming mosaika.tv

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

FCTAprepa3

FCTAPrepa
Images testing streaming vidéo (6 min)

Plus d’information protocole, image, motivation

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Huis Clos / No Exit – Remediating the Social

Three public preparation sessions / Three performances

Remediating the Social – ELMCIP conference
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth

With Annie Abrahams, Ruth Catlow, Ursula EndlicherNicolas Frespech and Igor Stromajer.

The project is a follow-up of Huis Clos / No Exit – On Translation presented on 29/05/2010 at NIMk in Amsterdam.

This time the preparations for the performances are public.
Via huisclos.mosaika.tv you can see us. You can comment, do suggestions, give ideas in a separate chatwindow.

Preparation as Performance
Preparation 1  :  25 October 6pm GMT
Preparation 2  :  2 November 2pm GMT (find you local time)
Preparation 3  :  3 November 2pm GMT (find you local time)

Performances :
1 November 8pm GMT
A networked performance Exposition on the New Aesthetic
Edinburgh College of Art

free entrance without reservation
Online huisclos.mosaika.tv>(find you local time)

2 and 3 November 3.30pm GMT
Edinburgh College of Art

streaming interface Ivan Chabanaud mosaika.tv
technical assistance Jan de Weille

Will we choose to use more or even less rules? Will we need a leader or continue without one? Maybe Ruth will become a leader naturally because she is only one authorized to use English, the language understood by all. What can we share? How can we position ourselves? What kind of voice will be possible?

More information including an image and a .pdf of the first preparation session : bram.org/huisclos/beyond
Information en français.

25/10/2012 5pm, email to performers :

Remember
Never panic. Nothing can go wrong.
Even if all but you disappear the performance goes on, the others will come back.
Networks are fragile.

What will we do :
Work together to get an idea for the performance of next Thursday (when we will only speak our mother tongues)
Decide together what we will do next Thursday, when there is an official ELMCIP performance announced and to be executed in front of the conference public.
Today we are allowed to speak English.

5 min VideoCollage of the final 3 performances (70 min)
I – Exposition on the New Aesthetic.
II – Newer Aesthetic.
III – The internet is not as good as it was yesterday.

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BEYOND (spectacle) – Episode I


Une ailleurs, une autre ici. Ces deux personnes sont connectées via une interface utilisant une webcam. Elles retranscrivent physiquement et en mouvement, comme des marionnettes, le texte écrit dans deux fenêtres (tchat en direct). Deux personnes liront ce texte en direct et à haute voix pendant que les deux performers exécuteront – le mieux qu’ils le peuvent- le protocole et les actions.

Beyond (spectacle) Episode I
Performance Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer,

SHOW OFF ART FAIR
Programmation Performances / Curator Madeleine Filippi
Vendredi 19 Octobre 2012 – 19h30
Room 7.2. 7 rue des filles du calvaire 75003 Paris

Streaming Ivan Chabanaud Mosaika.tv
Technical assistance Jan de Weille, Pierre-Henri Petillault
Reader for Annie : Marie Lavoquet
Reader for Igor : Thomas Roussel

Igor in Hamburg and Annie in Paris will be united in a webcam performance interface. Igor and Annie will be the marionettes to be put into (e)motion via the text written by the public on their smartphones. Two speakers will read this text aloud in front of the public while Annie and Igor will execute as good as they can the protocol and commands proposed to them.

Marionettes / Scripting Reality / On Manipulation / Txt Theater / Public Collaboration Dynamics


Photo Madeleine Filippi.

More images on flickr


As much an exercice in collectif writing as a performance.
Command log files:

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Video Beyond (spectacle) – test


https://vimeo.com/41651563

Performance Arnolfini Bristol – Performance Writing Weekend – ELMCIP Seminar.

Igor Stromajer in Hamburg Annie Abrahams in Bristol united in a webperformance interface are the marionettes put into (e)motion via text written by the public at Arnolfini’s, using their labtops and smartphones. Two speakers are reading this text aloud in front of the public.

Marionettes / Scripting Reality / On Manipulation / Txt Theater / Public Collaboration Dynamics

As much an exercice in collectif writing as a performance.
Texts written by the audience:

Text for Annie :
peak
close your maouth
say hello
smile at us all
touch your chin like you’re thinking profoundly
touch your heart like you mean it
try to intimidate the audience
Please sing:Row, row, row your boat,Gently down the stream.Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,Life is but a dream.
remain imaginative
enough
enough
appreciate our silent applause
LOOK OUT!
Look In!
raise your eyes
Mime sailing
a decadent artist
Mime
sailing
mime drowing silently
turn to the other
look the other way
eat a sandwich
words, words, words
go on
lift that weight

Text for Igor:
d
turn
think about your future
robots should be created free
finish speaking
gesticulate
finish speaking again
use your tongue
put your hat on upside down
Please do a RTD2
pull your eyebrows
describe the room
enough starwars
say a 4 letter word
express a tragedy
exploit the creative opportunities that arise from your wearing a turtle-neck
no light jazz songs
Come back
breath deeply the gathering gloom
look the other way
melt completely
way
electric shock
save some for us
go on

More information aabrahams.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/beyond-spectacle-test/

Beyond (spectacle) Episode I
SHOW OFF ART FAIR
19 October 2012  https://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/beyond-spectacle-episode-i/

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Upcoming

* 21-24/03 2017 Workshops Performance en réseau.
23/03 18h30. Conférence La beauté dans l’erreur ? - Oser le désaccord et la contradiction !, CNAC, Châlons-en-Champagne.
* 13/05 2017 17h Paris time, Networked conversation with Randall Packer in the Third Space Network.
* 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.
* 21/07 10PM Performance Ours Lingages, ELO 2017, Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória, Porto.

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