Annie Abrahams
Since the beginning
Works in Montpellier France

Annie Abrahams has a doctorate in biology from the university of Utrecht and a grade from the Academy of fine arts of Arnhem. In her work, using video, performance as well as the internet, she questions the possibilities and the limits of communication in general and more specifically investigates its modes under networked conditions. She is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art.
She has performed and shown work extensively in France, including at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and in many international galleries including among others Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan; HTTP gallery in London and NIMk in Amsterdam; festivals such as the Moscow Film Festival; the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and the Stuttgarter Filmwinter, and on online platforms such as and Turbulence.
She teached at the university of Montpellier in the arts department. (2002-2005) From november 2006 to january 2009 she curated the project “InstantS” for She also curated and organized the “Breaking Solitude” and Double Bind webperformances on in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Besides doing her art work she lectures and teaches workshops.

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A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting

Thu Aug 05, 2010 00:00 - Thu Aug 05, 2010

Tonight 7PM London time
Wigan UK and online
First of a series of 9 meetings
between Antye Greie and Annie Abrahams
A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting

When using the Internet to communicate, as so many do these days, you include malfunctions from the beginning. Contrary to general beliefs technological means don't facilitate communication but change it. So Antye and Annie will be handicapped by time lags, glitches, cuts in their connexion, bandwidth problems etc in their creation of 9 short meetings, where they will explore themes as different as love, communism and wilderness. But as they cannot trust on anything but their desire to meet the other, their meetings also profit from this vulnerability and become all the more genuine. In these performances the artists start with accepting misunderstanding as an all present feature of communication and use failure to reach out to the other.



Be welcome to

A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting
9 short holiday performances by Annie Abrahams and Antye Greie
for You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato,
show co-curated by Anna FC Smith and Nathalie Boobis

Preferences August 5th 7pm Press evening
Patriotism August 7th 8pm Private view evening
News August 8th 5pm
Wilderness August 9th 5pm
Love August 10th 5pm
Space August 11th 5pm
Communism August 12th 5pm
Collaboration August 13th 5pm
Turn, turn, turn August 14th 5pm

Unit 15/16 Eckersly Mill ● Swan Meadow Rd ● Wigan ● WN3 5BJ ● UK
and on the internet from



Performmikka Internettikka

Now available :
Huis Clos / No Exit - On Translation
Performance protocol, photos, reactions by the performers and the public (online and offline) from
Short 8 min version
Long 30 min version


Marisa Olson: Double Bind

Nice project.
I use the occasion to point you to the webperformance series Double Bind I did in 2008 and 2009 with The projects archives are on

As a biologist I learned Double Bind to be a situation with no exit, whatever one chooses one looses, and this leads to illogical, inhibited, ambivalent and misplaced behaviour. Double Bind is the result of conflicting cues about a particular situation. An animal that cannot decide between attack and flight is going to eat or scratch.
Does double bind describe our actual relation to technology?

I asked 6 artists to reflect on this and to propose a performance in this double webcam performance series.

Surveiller Punir
“Double Contraintes Foucault” Pascal Lièvre reads a page of Foucault’s Discipline and Punish / Surveiller Punir, while attached to his friend Mathieu, who reads the same page.

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If not you not me - Annie Abrahams.

Article IF NOT YOU NOT ME, Annie Abrahams and life in networks by Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka Maria X], Lecturer in Theatre and Performance - School of Arts and New Media -The University of Hull @ Scarborough in Digimag 54 May 2010.
Italian IF NOT YOU NOT ME, Annie Abrahams e la vita nei network.