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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Mon Sep 23, 2013 20:00 - Mon Sep 23, 2013

Paris, France

Monday September 23, 2013
8.00 pm Paris time find your local time

ReadingClub session
Based on a text by Mez Breeze
With Alan Sondheim, Curt Cloninger, Helen Varley Jamieson, Lucille Calmel and Pascale Gustin

You are welcome :

- Online
Just go there and wait for the performance to start. There is a chatwindow where you can exchange, discuss and comment the performance.

- at the BPI, centre Pompidou, Paris
Performance by Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez
In the frame of Locating the Text - International Digital Literature Events

Reading Club proposes a text and an interpretive arena to 4 readers. These readers write together their reading of a text inside the text itself. The audience sees an evolving, cinematographic picture of thoughts and collaborative writing in the making.
Project supported by the Dicréam.

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October 21 online with Furtherfield - text by McKenzie Wark
October 22 online with Furtherfield - text ARPANET dialogues
November 19 Jeu de Paume, Paris + online - text by Raymond Queneau


Breaking the Ice

Ps But maybe there could be other features that could fuel communication between the different generations, styles, network and art approaches. It would be very interesting to try to confront these for instance by organizing "monthly" cross fertilization interviews ...


Breaking the Ice

I find it difficult to ask Rhizome to make a mailinglist, or to have RAW come back.
I am member of Netbehaviour which is a good list but could even be better.
I would prefer to and think it is more realistic to consolidate Netbehaviour and make it more global than to dispers energy.

And for Rhizome ... less New Yorkish, less hype and more theorie.



Mission FCTA – Trust in the Technics of Others

Sat Mar 23, 2013 16:30 - Sat Mar 23, 2013

Paris, France

As astronauts, while they guide the space station which carries them, must trust this station a 100%, Annie Abrahams will have to trust her vessel of flesh and blood, will have to trust the bodies on which she lies and to which she must surrender.

Mission FCTA
Faire Confiance à la Technique des Autres
(Trust in the Technics of Others)
March 23, 4.30 pm, CNES, Paris, festival Sidération

Annie Abrahams will be carried by Jean-Luc Soret, Urte Amélie Fink, Emilie Schalck, Karen Guillorel, Vanessa Vallée, Lili Mamath, Aniara Rodado, David Guasgua, Séverine Delbosque, Romaric Tisserand and David Ferrag. They will try to make her journey comfortable, they will help her to sustain streaming contact and to cope with casualities. They will together manage a body in suspension.

Remote interventions by Igor Stromajer, Nicolas Frespech and Laurie Bellanca


New Aesthetic Newer

5 min trailer of Huis Clos / No Exit - Beyond (spectacle) I, II, III.

I - Exposition on the New Aesthetic.
II - Newer Aesthetic.
III - The internet is not as good as it was yesterday.

Annie Abrahams, Ruth Catlow, Ursula Endlicher, Nicolas Frespech and Igor Stromajer

Streaming interface Ivan Chabanaud
Technical assistance Jan de Weille

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