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Annie Abrahams

The Laboratory of Networked Behavior


After my Networked Conversations interview with Randall Packer on the 13th of Mai, Randall wrote an interesting article called The Laboratory of Networked Behavior.

“Only through questioning, probing, getting dirty, and embracing the messiness of online behavior, can we even come close to any kind of understanding of what lies ahead of us in our mediated lives. That is why the work of Annie Abrahams, along with the other intrepid artist-investigators of the Net, is so crucial to our survival amidst the encroachment of the telematic embrace.”

And here is the recording of the interview : performance as reality – performance is reality.

And a preparation for the talk .pdf (very elaborate overview of my online performance history – not complete though)


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from estranger to e-stranger – the book

estranger page 77
Annie Abrahams: from estranger to e-stranger
Living in between languages

October 2014
Editions +++plus+++

An (e)stranger is invisible, exotic, unidentifiable, rude, hybrid, 
blurry, deformed, subversive, incomprehensible, complex, pliable, lonely, abject, harder and more fragile at the same time … they are more resilient, more inventive, know how to protect themselves, are good observers, look around a lot, see and ask questions about things that seem to be selfevident …

The book, 98 pages, is available in print on demand (soft cover) for 18 euros (+ postage and tax) via

You can also download a free .pdf copy of the book

You can also follow this continuing research here

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estranger /// e-stranger

hommes traduits – the silent period – minor litterature – bastard language – the postmonolingual – mother and father tongues – een vreemde in eigen land – harder and more fragile – Elternloos / Stiefmoedertaal – all nomads, being a stranger is the status quo – the broken one


PostMono, research, collage, bricolage, assemblage  From estranger to e-stranger? Maybe a book, 54 posts now.

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International Lab – NU2’s – Girona – Spain

From November 17th to 25th I am with Clément Charmet invited for the International Laboratory “Interactive digital media on stage” in L’animal a l’esquena, 17460 Celrà (GIRONA).
We will start working on my new web performance project “Huis Clos – No Exit” (info .pdf )

Other participants:
Eloi Maduell & Cia
Xavi Viadé & Cia
David Dalmazzo
Aniara Rodado & Cia

And a group of experts:
Arturo Castro
Alex Posada
Jean Marc Matos
Toni Mirá

From November 17 to 25, 2008.
Public presentation: November 22 at 6pm, L’Animal a l’esquena.

As part of our activities aimed at promoting the theory and practice of the use of interactive digital media in performance projects, NU2‘s is organising a new international lab for artists from various disciplines interested in sharing, analysing and developing ideas based on projects currently in progress.
Participants must be working on a project or want to develop a system that implies working with the body and the performer’s movement, regardless of whether the artist or group comes from the field of choreography, music or visual arts. A team of highly experienced professionals, programmers, choreographers and stage directors will help participants in their research and work towards bringing the projects to fruition.
The Laboratory is organised by NU2’s in collaboration with l’Animal a l’esquena, in the framework of the Euroregional project Corpus Media.
Registration is free, and the organisers will cover the costs of accommodation and meals for participating artists. Interested artists should contact NU2’s by sending an email to, and a decision will be made based on the project and previous work by the artist’s. Information.

Les études fait à cette occasion ont été présentées au festival IDN à El Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona le 9 et le 10 janvier 2009.
Le 11 juin 2009 le projet sera présenté dans the Thursday Club Event organisé par Goldsmiths Digital Studios, Londen.

Have a look at other images and videos of the laboratory.

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* April, Residency Lingagens in Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta, Feldafing, Germany.
Magdalena München, 21/4 19h30 unaussprechbarlich, theater  Hoch X, München, 25/4 19h30, Meta Theater, Moosach.

* 26/05 12:00pm (UTC-4) Online performance directed by Curt Cloninger with Annie Abrahams, Alma Alloro, Jason Scott Furr, Carrie Gates, Peter Kusek, Justin Lincoln, Rosa Menkman, Randall Packer.
* 1,2,3 juin Festival Ecrire en Mouvement Montpellier. Performance Ecoutricure.  Ecrioute avec Jennifer K. Dick.

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