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Annie Abrahams

Distant Movement(s) #1

volantino-3days-2018June 30th 19:10 Distant Movement(s) #1 test (30′)
Distributed performance with audience participation.
On online togetherness and movement without movement.

In the frame of /Prolegòmeni e Gómene/ *
Performing Art 3Days, Teatro Rossi Aperto, Pisa (It).

by
Ad Hoc Group: Annie Abrahams, Daniel Pinheiro and Muriel Piqué.
With Ivana Gherbaz for the French-Italian translation.

Muriel, a choreographer from Montpellier, will guide a 12 minutes long choreographic gesture only using her voice in front of her webcam. She will describe, eyes closed, the bodily sensations she experienced during a choreographic sequence she developed based on simple daily activities in her private environment. Annie in Montpellier and Daniel in Lisbon will listen with their eyes closed in front of their webcams. All three will be united in one interface, that will be projected in Pisa in front of an audience. People in Pisa can watch the projection but also join the experience on the spot.
There will be no online audience.

Can we read this imaginary movement in people far away on the surface of a screen?
Can we share something as intimate as feeling a dance?

And does this sharing over time via machines connect us?

When we look at a projection of a face in close-up we enter an intimate space, an intimate space of looking closely into the subtle changes that occur. When we listen to someone sharing the feelings provoked by a dance, we sort of dream this dance, we think and feel it and this will open up to an interior of hitherto unexplored paths, the body shifting through careful guidance.

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screencapture during the performance – more information soon.

*Prolegòmeni – explanatory dissertations introducing a theory, the subject of a study, a doctrine. Gómene – twisted hemp hawsers, mooring ropes for boats.
Hence: a line of words meant to validate other words, to unite or divide; a material line supported by gestures, to leave or land.

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Distant Feelings #3 – VisionS.

Thursday 24 Nov.
6.30 pm London time, 19h30 Paris time.
Duration 15 min.
Timeconvertor for other places.

To participate Download the zoom.us application https://zoom.us/download – desktop or other devices – and “Join meeting” ID = 630407193: https://zoom.us/j/630407193 .

VisionS in the Nunnery Programme 2 Launch.
Curated by Tessa Garland and Cinzia Cremona.
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ.
Visions full programme. (5/10 – 18/12 2016)

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Lisa Parra in New York, USA,
Daniel Pinheiro in Porto, Portugal and
Annie Abrahams in Montpellier, France
will gather in an online séance trying to experience each other’s presence.

How does it feel to share an interface with eyes closed and no talking?

You can participate in this digital mindfulness experiment.
Download the zoom.us application – desktop or other devices – and “Join meeting” ID = 630407193: https://zoom.us/j/630407193 at the right time.

Some members of the public at the Nunnery will also be able to join in.

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The piece presented by Annie Abrahams (Distant Feeling(s) #1) continues the research of an artist who challenges the relational utopias attributed to the internet by creating performances which reveal empty yet precious moments, and the banality of interpersonal relations. The performance links Abrahams to two other artists (Daniel Pinheiro & Lisa Parra); from three different locations the three seek to communicate sensations and emotions. Cinzia Cremona (one of the curators) in ARSHAKE  Oct. 3 2016.

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The Big Kiss (français)

Image de la performance / vidéo “L’un la poupée de l’autre” avec Nicolas Frespech,  26 mai 2007, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Le 10 octobre entre 19 et 22h 10,  Over The Opening présente The Big Kiss, une performance installation de Annie Abrahams.

Qu’est-ce que c’est le contact dans un monde où tout est médié par une machine ? Quelle est la puissance de l’image? Qu’est-ce qu’on ressent quand on s’embrasse sans se toucher ? L’acte change-t-il parce que nous le voyons ? Qu’est-ce que ça signifie de construire une image avec sa langue ? Y a-t-il encore du désir ? L’acte le provoque-t-il ? Qu’est-ce que c’est le contact dans un monde où tout est médié par une machine ?

Si vous êtes à New York, vous êtes invité à participer à la création d’un baiser collective à OTO.

Plus d’information, vidéo, photos :  http://www.bram.org/toucher/TBK.html

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Le Chœur Souhaitant II The Wish Choir II

Le chœur souhaitant II, Annie Abrahams, Performance with public participation in the frame of “ZOOM SUR LA CREATION : Net art et installation”, MJC Trencavel, Béziers, June 7 2008, 8 pm.
Organisation “Beziers Arts Actuels Forum” (BAAF), le CRAC Médias Forum and l’Espace Culture Multimédia du MJC.

1198 French wishes deposited on http://bram.org/wishes/index.php since 1999 were distributed among the public and read aloud by the public. Reading the 1198 wishes took four minutes.

The Wish Choir I Montréal galerie La Centrale 26 03 2008.

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  • 2/12-8/12 Alchorisma, Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt. Session de travail avec Constant.
  • 23, 25, 26 oct 2018, 7-9, 15-17 jan 2019. Constallations, 3G(enerations) avec Pascale Barret et Alix Desaubliaux. Soutenu par OUDEIS.

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