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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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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

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The Big Kiss

the big kissImage from the performance “One the puppet of the other” with NicolasFrespech, May 26th 2007, Centre Pompidou Paris.

On October 10 2008 , from 7pm to 10 pm, Over The Opening is pleased to present The Big Kiss, a performance installation by Annie Abrahams.

OTO N6 Street, Brooklyn New York

What’s contact in a machine mediated world? What’s the power of the image? How does it feel to kiss without touching? Does the act change because we see it? What does it mean to construct an image with your tongue? And is there still desire? Does the act provoke it? What’s contact in a machine mediated world?

Machine mediated kissing in a performance = drawing with your tongue = taking pleasure, while constructing an image = a way to be superaware of the other = never totally abandoning yourself =  ???????? = not at all like real kissing, it’s better! This might be a female view point.

Video : 5 min extract while performing with Mark RiverIf not available you can watch the video on vimeo.
A 20 min hi-res version is available for projections and installations on demand.


More photos from the 3 hours lasting Big Kiss performance at OTO on October 10 now up at OTO’s Flickr Set.

Overview of the installation while performing with a Ursula Endlicher.

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Thanks to the Consulate General of the Netherlands for their generous support which made my stay in New York possible.

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Annie Abrahams
is a Dutch artist living in France. Abrahams work is featured on her site “Being Human / Etant Humain”: a big interlinked universe that concentrates on the possibilities and limitations of communication as well as at aabrahams.wordpress.com

OTO Over The Opening. Once a month, from 7PM to 10PM, the artist collective MTAA convert their N6th St. Brooklyn studio into a venue for the presentation of time-based art.

MTAA artist collective. Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden formed the artist collaboration MTAA in 1996. MTAA has presented artworks and performances at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York city; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; The Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine, CA and at The Getty Center in Los Angeles.

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Upcoming

* 12/10 18h Qu’est-ce et pourquoi agency art ? conférence, festival Mèq, hTh, Montpellier.
* 28/10 L’entrelangue à trois, Espace o25rjj, Loupian.
* 09-12/11 Unaussprechbarlich, Frauen-Theater-Festival Theater Antagon, Frankfurt.
* 4-9/12 Qu(o)i <=> agence <=> Quand Résidence Labo NRV Subsistances, Lyon.

* 29/03 15h30 Online En-semble – Entanglement Training with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Hương Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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