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Margarida Carvalho : On Duet – Satz, A letter to Annie.


In fact I think that the series Duet – Satz as well as the first series MeetingS – ConversationS work on the idea of affect as perception of our existence in the world, our vitality and becoming, and so, too, of our ability to create and share other times and spaces. Affect implies bodies and, as it makes them porous, it also moves through the intercorporeal world. Maybe that’s why I find it so appropriate the coordination between breathing and the occupy movement that you weave in Duet – Satz 1, Breathing. “Occupy breath,” that is, “occupy one’s own body” is a principle of performative and political rupture with the spectacle of the manipulation of the affections, typical to the dominant neoliberalism, which leaves us precisely “breathless”, able to spend money but no time, immersed in permanent crisis and alertness

Extract from On Duet – Satz, A letter to Annie by Margarida Carvalho. This text is a reaction on a series of Domestic Streaming Performances by Antye Greie (AGF Poemproducer) and Annie Abrahams (1010 – 1011).

Margarida Carvalho is lecturer at the School of Communication and Media Studies (Lisbon Polytechnic Institute)

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Networked proximities

“…  Effectively, an ambiguous play between hiding and revealing, simulation and authenticity, and intimacy and voyeurism runs through the artistic practices that emerge from digital networks. In this respect, attention must be drawn to Annie Abrahams’ body of performance work in which ‘communication’ and ‘intimacy’, in their myriad variations, become ‘problems’ in the Deleuzian sense of the term (Deleuze, 1990: 56)...”

from Networked Proximities Artcle for ISEA 2011 Istanbul by Margarida Carvalho

“This ar­ti­cle un­der­takes a crit­i­cal re­flec­tion on ex­per­i­ments with au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion in artis­tic prac­tices in­volv­ing net­worked per­for­mance and cy­ber­for­mance. The per­for­ma­tiv­ity of we­b­cam­ming and, in a more gen­eral sense, the pre­sen­ta­tion of the self and par­tic­i­pa­tion in dig­i­tal net­works are con­sid­ered in the con­text of the cur­rent in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion of self-sur­veil­lance and par­tic­i­pa­tory sur­veil­lance on so­cial net­works.”

http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/paper/networked-proximities

Margarida Carvalho holds a BA and a MA in Communication Sciences by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL). She has been a faculty member at the School of Communication and Media Studies (Lisbon Polytechnic Institute) since 1998 where she currently lectures the courses of “Art and Communication” and “Semiology”.

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