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.

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DISCUSSION

Fwd: RHIZOME_RAW: is art useless?


art is not useless

art is that what is, when something
cannot be used by some other societal purpose
is not of economic use
is not politically exploitable
doesn't help juridical purposes
doesn't incarnate scientific values
flees religious beliefs

art is a useful leftover?

art helps art
art reinforces art
art augments possibilities of being out, unadapted
art can make the precarious valuable

art is also a market
but that is another question

yours
Annie

On 2/28/07, Jim Andrews <jim@vispo.com> wrote:
> the notion that art is necessarily useless seems to me an exclusionary
> tactic rather than a compelling argument.
>
> what are some arguments for the position that art is necessarily useless?
>
> ja?
> http://vispo.com
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DISCUSSION

Re: [NetBehaviour] "new media meltdown"


dear Eric

Could you name these significant paintings, photos and installations made
in the last 12 years?

Opening the doors to self publishing and networked visual expression might
not have produced great images and text (but that's in for discussion also),
but it has produced new communication spaces and very significant volatile
interactions. It is contributing every day to giving people air in a totally
by economics determined world, that only interacts with them on a customized
base and accustoms them to being treated as databases.

Eric, if you want me to take you serious, you should start to give precise
critics on works you don't think meeting the standards you would like to
use.

yours Annie

On 1/12/07, dymond@idirect.ca <dymond@idirect.ca> wrote:
>
> Why is New Media Art so insignificant?
> I have been going over the last 12 years of New Media
> works trying to find a significant work of art and I
> have come up empty. Not lost however, and that is a positive thing. This
> failure isn't true of Painting, Photography,
> Installation Art. Those media have all produced
> memorable works.
> Film and Video have flourished as well ( I think that
> helps explain the flood of videos by new media
> artists), but the use of new media for visual
> expression is sadly on the last bench of the stadium.
> Even the so-called success of electronic literature
> pales when compared with the interesting work created
> in the printed media.
> Why?
> It doesn't make sense at first.
> Opening the doors to self publishing and networked
> visual expression should have produced great images and
> text by now, but it hasn't.
> Whats wrong?
> I think there is a strange attractor act work here.
> Works that go through the pain and prejudice of the
> existing mandated mechanisms actually come out the better for it.
> There is rigor and self-criticism that is sorely
> lacking in networked publishing and visual expression in *communities*.
> For me to acknowledge this is blasphemy in many ways.
> I was an early proponent of the creative commons (see
> Leonardo, Vol. 31, No. 4 (1998), pp. 297-298).
> Is a culture important when it concerns
> itself with determining what works contain quality and depth and operate
> as a necessary filter to keep out those works that deserve to fail? Well,
> no more lazy art. No More easy graphics.
> If New Media wants to grow up, then it has to set some
> rigorous standards and demand that the work ACTUALLY be
> culturally significant on a broad scale. Self indulgence is fun, but it's
> lazy and middling, and stupid.
> My avatar died last month, send condolences to Dymes Mulberry on Second
> Life. Eric
>
>

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17-24 Jan. "wat is angst, waarom bang zijn, waarvoor vrezen" and a new
version of "rassur" for "Oog" the internet art page of "de Volkskrant", a
Dutch national news paper. http://extra.volkskrant.nl/oog/

DISCUSSION

Re: More Google Maps


thanks Rob

I like the way gregory chatonsky used googlemaps in
http://incident.net/works/conspiracy/swf/index.html

Annie

On 1/4/07, rob@robmyers.org <rob@robmyers.org> wrote:
> Military aeroplane graveyard:
>
> http://www.intrepidearth.com/tour/07/01/02/index.php?locTHfault
>
> Making artificial islands in Dubai:
>
> http://www.thedubailife.com/index.php/main/blog/satellite_photo_of_ship_builds_the_world_off_the_coast_of_dubai
>
> - Rob.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Underground Nuclear Testing On Google Maps


thanks rob

On 1/3/07, rob@robmyers.org <rob@robmyers.org> wrote:
> Quoting Annie Abrahams <artbase@bram.org>:
>
> > how can you see it's underground nuclear testing going on?
>
> The image is of the craters that result from underground nuclear
> testing rather
> than of a test in progress.
>
> There is some discussion in the digg article regarding whether the
> craters have
> really been produced in this way, the consensus seems to be that they have.
>
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Re: Underground Nuclear Testing On Google Maps


how can you see it's underground nuclear testing going on?

On 1/3/07, rob@robmyers.org <rob@robmyers.org> wrote:
> Long URL, reasemble carefully:
>
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll7.143761,-116.041546&spn=0.097427,0.160847&t=k&om=1
>
> via Digg, also a long URL:
>
> http://www.digg.com/environment/Underground_Nuclear_Testing_visible_via_Google_Maps
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