Annie Abrahams
Since the beginning
bram.org@gmail.com
Works in Montpellier France

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BIO
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 Rhizome.org 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 panoplie.org. She also curated and organized the “Breaking Solitude” and Double Bind webperformances on panoplie.org in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Besides doing her art work she lectures and teaches workshops.

Information, articles etc. http://www.bram.org/info and http://aabrahams.wordpress.com/
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DISCUSSION


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

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Free video download


Free video download of "One the puppet of the other."
Till the 15th of February.
Annie Abrahams / Nicolas Frespech 2007- 2008

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Video composed of the webcam streams captured during the performance of Annie Abrahams and Nicolas Frespech the 26 of May 2007 during the Webflash Festival in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. 26 min. French spoken, subtitles in English.

On the scene two igloo tents. Two spaces in the shape of a sphere shelter two artists who devote themselves to a play in which they are the others living doll.
Inside their tents they are face to face via a system of two webcams. The public is able to follow the hidden face to face via an interface, developed by Clement Charmet (panoplie.org), that permits to project the webcam images of the two artists side by side on the wall behind the tents.
As in a virtual world (a video game, Second Life) the artists give orders to their avatar played by the other. But contrary to what happens in the virtual world, here the alter ego is well alive. It has its own capacities and it can agree or not to give flesh to the projections of the other.

The soft hazy pastels of the webcam images created an impression of otherworldliness, where the walls of the tents evoked two floating worlds, miles apart, occupied by two solitary humans preoccupied with opportunities for intimacy. In this enthralling half hour performance, I forgot about the accretion of skills, tools and protocols, necessary to enable the performance, so that all that remained for my conscious consideration was a contingent and vulnerable human interaction expressed through request, action, request, action. I found this work poignant and moving.
L'un la poupee de L'autre is a performed installation that straddles two kinds of public space, physical and virtual, in an exact and specific way to set the scene for an unscripted but closed (non-participative) interaction. Perhaps we could consider it scripted (in the sense that computer code is script) in that it deploys a simple rule set - but it doesn't have a preset narrative or dialogue.

Ruth Catlow intimate collaboration, 9-12-2007.

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EVENT

One the puppet of the other


Dates:
Tue Feb 14, 2006 00:00 - Mon Jan 21, 2008

Free video download of One the puppet of the other."
Till the 15th of February.
Annie Abrahams / Nicolas Frespech 2007- 2008

image

Video composed of the webcam streams captured during the performance of Annie Abrahams and Nicolas Frespech the 26 of May 2007 during the Webflash Festival in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. 26 min. French spoken, subtitles in English.

On the scene two igloo tents. Two spaces in the shape of a sphere shelter two artists who devote themselves to a play in which they are the others living doll.
Inside their tents they are face to face via a system of two webcams. The public is able to follow the hidden face to face via an interface, developed by Clément Charmet (panoplie.org), that permits to project the webcam images of the two artists side by side on the wall behind the tents.
As in a virtual world (a video game, Second Life) the artists give orders to their avatar played by the other. But contrary to what happens in the virtual world, here the alter ego is well alive. It has its own capacities and it can agree or not to give flesh to the projections of the other.

"The soft hazy pastels of the webcam images created an impression of otherworldliness, where the walls of the tents evoked two floating worlds, miles apart, occupied by two solitary humans preoccupied with opportunities for intimacy. In this enthralling half hour performance, I forgot about the accretion of skills, tools and protocols, necessary to enable the performance, so that all that remained for my conscious consideration was a contingent and vulnerable human interaction expressed through request, action, request, action. I found this work poignant and moving.
L'un la poupée de L'autre is a performed installation that straddles two kinds of public space, physical and virtual, in an exact and specific way to set the scene for an unscripted but closed (non-participative) interaction. Perhaps we could consider it scripted (in the sense that computer code is script) in that it deploys a simple rule set - but it doesn't have a preset narrative or dialogue."
Ruth Catlow "intimate collaboration", 9-12-2007. More : http://blog.furtherfield.org/?q=node/187

Download the video on http://lenougat.free.fr/ Username : fan Pass : puppet.


EVENT

a gesture through the flames


Dates:
Mon Jan 28, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 21, 2008

Monday January 28 20h 8 PM GMT+1 (Paris local time)
Web performance in the salon Breaking Solitude

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a gesture through the flames
by Helen Varley Jamieson (Australia / New Zealand)
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In this performance the artist will touch on the impossibility of having a frank conversation about loneliness with the dead.

Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre practitioner and digital artist. She is currently undertaking a Master of Arts (research) at Queensland, investigating her practice of cyberformance. She is a founding member of the globally dispersed cyberformance troupe, Avatar Body Collision, and has collaborated in and contributed to various other online art projects. http://www.creative-catalyst.com/

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If you want to participate, please register on the site before the performance.
http://panoplie.emakimono.org/index.php/projets/voir/16
You can also assist without participating and in this case no registration is needed
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Breaking Solitude is a project of panoplie.org and Annie Abrahams.

Panoplie.org : Web magazine for contemporary creation .
Composed by a collective of artists from very different horizons, Web and non Web, the online magazine Panoplie.org aims to be a platform for exchange between artists and Net surfers : Calls for participation, performances, writings and follow-ups of artistic projects and events are mixed to propose an original approach and highlight problematics of art on the Net. In projects like "Why Rock" (2005), "Habiter" (2006 ) and "Robots" (2007), Panoplie.org treats universal themes in a contemporary way and makes them accessible to a larger public. While collaborating with galleries and official art institutions Panoplie.org helps to discover and instore new artistic practices in the realm of traditional art.

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Aude Crispel wrote a nice article on the "Breaking Solitude" performance series. http://www.ciac.ca/magazine/oeuvre2.htm
Unfortunately the text is only in French. You could use http://babelfish.altavista.com/ for translation.
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