net art, video, performance

Annie Abrahams

Distant Feeling(s) [commented] + Distant Feelings #6 archive.

Distant Feeling(s) [commented] the video is a screencapture of Distant Feeling(s) #6 mounted with a recording of Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow reading a remix of comments. In this remix reactions from participants in previous iterations of Distant Feeling(s) are used to address the multiple aspects of the project.
(We are very proud of this video- thanks to all who contributed.)

Comments remix .pdf (by Daniel Pinheiro and Annnie Abrahams). Words from Muriel Piqué, Zara Rodríguez Prieto, James Cunningham, Camille Bloomfield, Ruth Catlow, Daniel Pinheiro, Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra, Johannes Birringer, Randall Packer and Nicolaas Schmidt, as well as the participants of the Laboratoire de Traverse #11Écrans : surfaces de projection et projections de soi. Qu’est-ce que l’écran fait de nous ?“, Cie in Vitro/Marine Mane, laboNRV et Les Subsistances Lyon.

Notes on my impressions from 11:30 – 11:48 AM CDT. Max Herman.

Distant Feeling(s) #6 has been performed on Sept. 26th 2019 to a live audience in ‘Spazju Kreattiv’, Valletta, Malta as part of the Video Vortex #12 opening event concerned with the aesthetics and politics of online video.

Merci pour cela Annie, pour ce miroir que tu nous tends vers nous-même, en plus de nous ouvrir des fenêtres et des portes vers les autres. Agathe Herry (online participant) 
More comments .pdf (surtout en français, mais pas seulement) by Lucille Calmel, Max Herman, Agathe Herry, Alice Lenay, Sandra Sarala and Christine Develotte.

Adnan Hazi and Andreas Treske participating in the event space in Malta.

Distant Feeling(s) is a project by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro. More information bram.org/distantF and landproject.tumblr.com

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Distant FeelingS #6 – Video Vortex Malta

Distant FeelingS #6, Thursday 26/09 18h30, Video Vortex, Valletta, Malta.
Duration 15 min.
Online. Open to all.
Eyes closed. No talking.
Projected in Malta during the opening ceremonies: two onstage participants + a special soundfile: a textcollection of past participant reactions spoken by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett.

If you want to join you need to install the zoom application on your device and on the 26th connect at 6:25 pm Paris time to meeting no 3210554238 – find your time here.

Distant FeelingS a series of online webcam meetings trying to experience each other’s presence eyes closed and no talking.
Distant FeelingS an ever-changing re-enactment of our intra-action with machines.
Distant FeelingS creates an online communality while resisting the speed of daily live and producing uninteresting data for AI?

A project by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro.

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media arts culture / traditional art systems

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Marc Garrett interviewed artists Gretta Louw, Antonio Roberts & Annie Abrahams for the last chapter of his PHD Imaginative Dissent: Art, Technology and Social Change.

Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems interview: with Artists, Gretta Louw, Antonio Roberts & Annie Abrahams.

Three different points of view on the relation between media arts culture and the already established, traditional art systems & if and how this relation changed over time.

– lack of viable commercial options – Freemium system – scary shared ownership – not grounded aesthetics – mimicking traditional systems – artists facilitate the introduction of technology to the layman and start to be used for that –

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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

 

  • 12/10 – 25/01 Exposition Angry Women take1 in Hadaly et Sowana, cyborgs et sorcières, l’Espace Gantner, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bourogne.
  • 14/12 14h-16h30, Expérience Mouvements à Distance, Séminaire IMPEC externalisée à la Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon.

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