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Annie Abrahams

Addictive Behaviours – interview

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For the new Furtherfield website’s “debate” section Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett asked me to reflect on the limits and potentials of art and human agency in the context of increased global automation.

Addictive Behaviours: Interview with Artist Annie Abrahams

Triggered by their questions I talked about the difficulty to describe my artistic work in institutional contexts and how in a conversation with a friend I tried to explain my interest in Agency Art. Using this term means being able to make cross sections through disciplines and opening up closed domains of practice. I also talk about a lack of res-ponsability in online affect management and my mistrust in the influence of algorithms produced by  machines themselves.

The interview is part of an editorial series, alongside the Are We All Addicts Now? exhibition, book, symposium and event series at Furtherfield.
Are We All Addicts Now? Is an artist research project led by Katriona Beales.

In the same series there is also a delicious prose-poem-hex from artist and poet Francesca da Rimini (aka doll yoko, GashGirl, liquid_nation, Fury) who traces a timeline of network seduction, imaginative production and addictive spaces from early Muds and Moos.

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Choose Your Muse – interview

politics, art, influences, encounters, difficulties, uniqueness, inspiration, iritation, understanding

Marc Garrett interviewed me for the Choose Your Muse series on Furtherfield.
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/choose-your-muse-interview-annie-abrahams


And he made this image to go with it, Thanks Marc!

Other interviews in this series so far : Mike Stubbs, Igor Stromajer, Jeremy Bailley and Lynn Hershman Leeson.

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#ReadingClub #McKenzie Wark #ARPANET dialogues

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Organised with Furtherfield two online performance sessions of the Reading Club
8pm London time

October 21st
Session  based on a chunk of A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark.[version 4.0]
with Aileen Derieg, Cornelia SollfrankDmytri Kleiner and Marc Garrett.
Recording and chatlog :
Hacking – The Hacker Manifesto

October 22nd
Session  based on a part of one of the ARPANET dialogues from 1975 -1976.
with Alessandro Ludovico, Jennifer Chan, Lanfranco Aceti and Ruth Catlow. They reenacted this historic collision in a contemporary context.
Recording and chatlog :
Postinternet is net.art’s undefined bastard child – ARPANET dialogues

Reading Club  proposes a text and an interpretive arena to 4 readers. These readers write together their reading of a text inside the text itself. The audience sees an evolving, cinematographic picture of thoughts and collaborative writing in the making.

Reading Club is

* an intertextual play and an interpretive arena

* a device to explore reading on the web

* a factory of moving texts

* testing (once more) the status of the author

* a place where the public has a voice

More info also in English : readingclub.fr/info

ReadingClub is supported by Dicréam.

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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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Upcoming

* 4-9/12 Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand Résidence Labo NRV, ENSBA Lyon et Les Subsistances, Lyon.

* 29/03 15h30 Online En-semble – Entanglement Training with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Hương Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer, Art of the Networked Practice symposium, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
* April, Residency Lingagens in Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta, Feldafing, Germany.

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