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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On being

lost in translation


help me find the author of a phrase, please

The phrase came from Ollivier Dyens
"I first came across Ollivier in the mid 1990's when I read his article 'The Emotion of Cyberspace: Art and Cyber-ecology,' in Leonardo. At the time i was deeply questioning my newly formed relationship with computer technology; and on reading his essay, the lines "the living being is the sacred text of cyberspace... our body is the screen (the signifying surface ) by which the machine has access to reality deeply ressonated with me, and profoundly influenced my approach towards working on the net." Melinda Rackman in

Thanks to Jimpunk


help me find the author of a phrase, please

Hi all,

Our body is the surface by which the body has access to reality" Who wrote this once?

I am using the text : Notre corps est la surface par laquelle la machine à accès au réel. for one of my collectif writing projects.
I guess this means something like "Our body is the surface by which the body has access to reality"

I am allmost sure that I first found the text somewhere on the web in English, that I translated the phrase in French and used the translated phrase much later for my project.

Can someone on this list help me find the original English phrase and it's author? Does it give a ring to someone?

Thanks a lot in advance



Sun May 11, 2008 00:00 - Sat Apr 19, 2008


2nd gathering Internet Mon Amour :
Kit de survie dans un monde P2P / How to survive in a p2p world?

May 11th 2008 6 pm
Centre Pompidou, Petite Salle, Paris, France.
Free entrance.

With Alain Prochiantz, neurobiologist, Michel Bauwens, president of the P2P Foundation and Annie Abrahams, artist.


Finaly we got the video cut. No more dead air.