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Annie Abrahams

Huis Clos / No Exit – Remediating the Social

Three public preparation sessions / Three performances

Remediating the Social – ELMCIP conference
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth

With Annie Abrahams, Ruth Catlow, Ursula EndlicherNicolas Frespech and Igor Stromajer.

The project is a follow-up of Huis Clos / No Exit – On Translation presented on 29/05/2010 at NIMk in Amsterdam.

This time the preparations for the performances are public.
Via huisclos.mosaika.tv you can see us. You can comment, do suggestions, give ideas in a separate chatwindow.

Preparation as Performance
Preparation 1  :  25 October 6pm GMT
Preparation 2  :  2 November 2pm GMT (find you local time)
Preparation 3  :  3 November 2pm GMT (find you local time)

Performances :
1 November 8pm GMT
A networked performance Exposition on the New Aesthetic
Edinburgh College of Art

free entrance without reservation
Online huisclos.mosaika.tv>(find you local time)

2 and 3 November 3.30pm GMT
Edinburgh College of Art

streaming interface Ivan Chabanaud mosaika.tv
technical assistance Jan de Weille

Will we choose to use more or even less rules? Will we need a leader or continue without one? Maybe Ruth will become a leader naturally because she is only one authorized to use English, the language understood by all. What can we share? How can we position ourselves? What kind of voice will be possible?

More information including an image and a .pdf of the first preparation session : bram.org/huisclos/beyond
Information en français.

25/10/2012 5pm, email to performers :

Remember
Never panic. Nothing can go wrong.
Even if all but you disappear the performance goes on, the others will come back.
Networks are fragile.

What will we do :
Work together to get an idea for the performance of next Thursday (when we will only speak our mother tongues)
Decide together what we will do next Thursday, when there is an official ELMCIP performance announced and to be executed in front of the conference public.
Today we are allowed to speak English.

5 min VideoCollage of the final 3 performances (70 min)
I – Exposition on the New Aesthetic.
II – Newer Aesthetic.
III – The internet is not as good as it was yesterday.

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Huis Clos/ No Exit – On Translation – documentation

… It felt like touching upon and establishing an early grammar of this new – our  – language… and improvising on it…” Ursula Endlicher.

…I am excluded from future conversations with the others by my own mono-cultural being and perspective. It is not the same as being deaf though, more like aphasia. The fact that I don’t understand the others’ words sensitises me to the tone and timbre of their voices- taps into a more emotional part of me. I feel like a teenager…” Ruth Catlow.

…We reveal … what I call a connected world finally disconnected!” Nicolas Frespech.

…Where narcissicism becomes kaleidoscopic….” Martine Neddam.

…In a way I found this performance very political: it showed us all the tensions of being both unique and multiple, the difficulties both technical and relational that entails having to invent a common ground that does not erase any particularities...” Bérénice Belpaire.

More reactions by the performers and the public (online and at NIMk), Performance protocol, Photos:
http://bram.org/huisclos/ontranslation
Video:
Short, 8 min version http://vimeo.com/12736847
Long, 30 min version http://vimeo.com/12718851

Ruth has been understood by all, but didn’t understand any one of the others.
Nicolas has been understood by Annie, Ursula and Igor. He only understood Ruth.
Igor wasn’t understood by anyone. He understood us all.
Usula has been understood by Annie and Igor, maybe also Paolo? She understood all but Igor.
Paolo has been understood by Igor and maybe Ursula. He understood all but Igor and Annie?
Anniehas been understood by Igor and Ursula. She understood Nicolas, Ruth and Ursula.

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Preparation Huis Clos / No Exit – On Translation

Collective test Tuesday 25 05 6PM online in the Bram.org Salon

preparation Annie Abrahams and Igor Stromajer 25 05

preparation Annie Abrahams and Ursula Endlicher 24 05

Preparation Annie Abrahams and Paolo Cioro 24 05

Testing Annie Abrahams and Ruth Catlow

Nicolas Frespech testing

Vidéo on dailymotion by Nicolas Frespech on his preparation of the performance
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdf70i_repetition-de-la-performance_creation

All images are from private tests, using Manycam among others.

More information on the performance http://bram.org/huisclos/ontranslation

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Huis Clos / No Exit – On Translation

Telematic performance with 6 performers
May 29th 2010 8.30 pm

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam

Part of the Performmikka Internettikka event curated by Petra Heck
(Performmikka Internettikka link naar Nederlandse tekst)

6 Netartists will challenge one another into collective actions.
What will happen when they will only use their mother tongue and code to communicate?

Annie Abrahams – www.bram.org in Amsterdam (NIMk) will only speak Dutch
Ruth Catlow – www.furtherfield.org in London will only speak English
Paolo Cirio – www.paolocirio.net in London will only speak Italian
Ursula Endlicher – www.ursenal.net in New York will only speak German
Nicolas Frespech – www.frespech.com in Montélimar will only speak French
Igor Stromajer – www.intima.org in Hamburg will only speak Slovenian

Internet streaming in the bram.org salon
Process Guardian : Estelle Senay

Any malfunctioning will be part of the game and must be assumed, never panic.
Nothing can go wrong, all is permitted, we can play but we don’t have to – silence is beautiful.

More information

Français
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If not you not me – catalogue essay

If not you not me” by Ruth Catlow, Catalogue essay.

It accompanies If not you not me, an exhibition of networked performance art by Annie Abrahams at HTTP Gallery in London.

Annie Abrahams creates an Internet of feeling – of agitation, collusion, ardour and apprehension.

Where social networking sites make us think of communication as clean and transparent, Abrahams creates an Internet of feeling – of agitation, collusion, ardour and apprehension.

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The wandering ant II. Relations and positions in a connected world.

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Annie Abrahams, Ajaykumar and RuthCatlow:
Relations and Positions in a Connected World

Part of Thursday Club Summer Season 2009
Thursday Club Event,
Goldsmiths Digital Studios,
London.

Annie Abrahams : The wandering ant II.
Relations and positions in a connected world.
Ajaykumar : iPak
Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield : Chair
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Cost: Free of charge, all welcome. No Booking Required
Time: 11 June 2009, 18:00 – 20:00

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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

  • May 24 – August 2, Séparation in Afterflash exhibition, ELO’s The NEXT.
  • June 23, 16h, online performance workshop Angry Women, @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • June 25th 17h30 and June 26 20h Angry Women online performance @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 27/06 13h participation in 6 Writers Be Like BodyObsolete by Suzon Fuks @MagdalenaOnlineFest 
  • 01/07 online Alcho performance in the frame of the presentation of the Alchorisma website.
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