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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EVENT

#ReadingClub #furtherfield #McKenzie Wark #ARPANET dialogues


Dates:
Mon Oct 21, 2013 20:00 - Tue Oct 22, 2013

On October 21st and 22nd you are welcome online for two ReadingClub sessions organised with Furtherfield.

At 8pm London time go to http://readingclub.fr/ and wait for the performance to start. There is a chatwindow where you can exchange, discuss and comment the performance.
Find your local time : timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

October 21st 8pm London time
How will Aileen Derieg, Cornelia Sollfrank, Dmytri Kleiner and Marc Garrett react to the chunk of A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark.[version 4.0] we prepared for them. How will they read and rewrite it. Did something change since 2004? http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors0/warktext.html

October 22nd 8pm London time
Alessandro Ludovico, Jennifer Chan, Lanfranco Aceti and Ruth Catlow will be confronted with a part of the ARPANET dialogues from 1975 -1976.
What we thought to be a historic moment when figures from within and without the established art cannon first encountered the disruptive effects of digital network communications, turned out to be an ongoing research project by Bassam El Baroni, Jeremy Beaudry and Nav Haq. http://www.arpanetdialogues.net/about/.

This pre-Internet chatroom conversation between Jim Henson, Ayn Rand, Yoko Ono and Sidney Nolan is fake. But it's amazing. Robert Gonzalez in io9. December 2012.
http://io9.com/5967813/this-pre+internet-chatroom-conversation-between-jim-henson-ayn-rand-yoko-ono-and-sidney-nolan-is-fake-but-its-amazing

Ronald Reagan has joined the chatroom Interview by Richard Fischer, CultureLab with Jeremy Beaudry, one of the artists behind the project. April 2011.
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/04/so-reagan-signs-into-this-chatroom.html

Reading Club is a project by Emmanuel Guez and Annie Abrahams, which 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. The project supported by the Dicréam.

Reading Club is
* an intertextual play and an interpretive arena
* a device to explore reading on the web
* a factory of moving texts
* testing (once more) the status of the author
* a place where the public has a voice
More information http://readingclub.fr/info

You can find archives of the Reading Club session based on a text by Mez, with Alan Sondheim, Curt Cloninger, Helen Varley Jamieson, Lucille Calmel and Pascale Gustin here : http://readingclub.fr/events/51d22243e249d12365000004/0/text

Upcoming:
November 19 Jeu de Paume, Paris + online - text by Raymond Queneau
Décembre 6 11h, session OUDEIS, Mont Aigoual + en ligne.


EVENT

#ReadingClub #chercherletexte #Mez


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

Location:
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 http://readingclub.fr/
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.

More information
http://readingclub.fr/

Upcoming:
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


DISCUSSION

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 ...

DISCUSSION

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.

yours
Annie

EVENT

Mission FCTA – Trust in the Technics of Others


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

Location:
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
Streaming mosaika.tv