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

LIVE_internet_broadcast_Oppera_Internet tikka_-_Protection_et_Securite_-_15_Dec


Oppera Internettikka - Protection et Securite
by Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer

Salle Moliere, December 15th 2006, 8:30 PM GMT+1
Opera National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, France

LIVE internet broadcast!
English -> http://www.intima.org/oppera/oips
Francais -> http://bram.org/info/oips
Please get VLC Media Player or Winamp Media Player or any adequat
OGG-stream player ready beforehand

"Oppera Internettikka - Protection et Securite" explores the poetics of a
contemporary sound form -- opera as a sound event for the audience in the form
of a live internet audio broadcast. In that way it combines the notion of the
world wide web communication protocols and classical artspace -- an opera house.
Opera is a very strictly coded form of art with a lot of passion, and internet
is a lonely place of solitude and intimate communication which is becoming more
and more fragile, dangerous and suspicious.

authors: Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer
soundscape: Jan de Weille
live realtime audio streaming & logistics: Clement Charmet

Mutter Courage: Annie Abrahams, artist
Secret Agent: Christine Kattner, opera singer, mezzo-soprano
Big Brother: Igor Stromajer, intimate mobile communicator

Co-produced by bram.org (France), Intima Virtual Base (www.intima.org -
Slovenia), Association Panoplie (www.panoplie.org - France), 2006.
Executive producer: Elisabeth Klimoff (Panoplie Artistic director).

Project supported by The Ministry of Culture and Communication of the Republic
of France (DRACLR), The City of Montpellier, le Conseil Regional Languedoc
Roussillon, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Rhizome.org
2006-2007 Commissions, Languedoc-Roussillon Cinema.

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF

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Duration: 53 minutes.
Reservation and information:
Association Panoplie
5, rue Bayard, 34 000 Montpellier, France
+33 (0)4 67 64 64 21
info@panoplie.org

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: New on post.thing.net


I like Mark River

On 11/29/06, M. River <mriver102@yahoo.com> wrote:
> annie abrahams wrote:
>
> > I am against blogs
> >
> > I am for lists
> >
> > I won't participate, no blog for me.
> > unless a participative blog as the noblog of jim punk (cannot find a
> > link, has it disappeared?
> >
> > I hope other women also will leave the blogs to men and will try to
> > invest lists again
>
> "Misunderstanding is fundamental of human beings. We cannot read anothers brain. We are like submarines progressing by the information of our own internal monitors but unable to see what is really going on. In every tentative to understand another human being, we have to let in unknown information, that has the potential to destabilize us. That's dangerous, and so most human beings prefer a misunderstanding attitude over an understanding one." Annie Abrahams 1997 2005
>
> I like blogs
> I like lists
> I like email
> I like vlogs
> I like phologs
> I kind of like myspace...kind of...
> I like code
> I like web 2.0
> I like flickr...kind of
> I like del.icio.us
> I like the net
> I like rhizome
> I like the thing
> I like art
>
> and so on...
>
>
>
> +
> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
>

--

"FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
"Peurs" Participez a la creation d'une voix collective autour de la
"peur". Aidez a en reveler les tendances actuelles.
http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: New on post.thing.net


thanks Jason

this is also how I feel

> On 11/29/06, Jason Van Anden <jason@smileproject.com> wrote:
> > I like the fact that Annie Abrahams was taking a stand - making a deliberate
> > choice to invest the time she has for written communication in an informal
> > collective list (like here) rather than be turned into an(other) amateur
> > columnist in the blogsphere. Her reasoning made me even more happy. HG's
> > intentions are pure to be sure - but blogs cause a brain drain on
> > communities such as Rhizome. I read blogs too - but I prefer the Rhizome
> > list. I rarely wander over to the mtaa site - but I read posts here many
> > times a day.
> >
> > M. River, I wish you felt the same way so I would see more of you.
> >
> > Best,
> > Jason Van Anden
> > www.smileproject.com
> >
> >
> >
> > On 11/29/06, M. River <mriver102@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > annie abrahams wrote:
> > >
> > > > I am against blogs
> > > >
> > > > I am for lists
> > > >
> > > > I won't participate, no blog for me.
> > > > unless a participative blog as the noblog of jim punk (cannot find a
> > > > link, has it disappeared?
> > > >
> > > > I hope other women also will leave the blogs to men and will try to
> > > > invest lists again
> > >
> > > "Misunderstanding is fundamental of human beings. We cannot read anothers
> > brain. We are like submarines progressing by the information of our own
> > internal monitors but unable to see what is really going on. In every
> > tentative to understand another human being, we have to let in unknown
> > information, that has the potential to destabilize us. That's dangerous, and
> > so most human beings prefer a misunderstanding attitude over an
> > understanding one." Annie Abrahams 1997 2005
> > >
> > > I like blogs
> > > I like lists
> > > I like email
> > > I like vlogs
> > > I like phologs
> > > I kind of like myspace...kind of...
> > > I like code
> > > I like web 2.0
> > > I like flickr...kind of
> > > I like del.icio.us
> > > I like the net
> > > I like rhizome
> > > I like the thing
> > > I like art
> > >
> > > and so on...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > +
> > > -> post: list@rhizome.org
> > > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> > > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
> > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> > > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> > > +
> > > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> > > Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jason Van Anden
> > http://www.smileproject.com
>
>
> --
>
> "FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
> Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
> "Peurs" Participez a la creation d'une voix collective autour de la
> "peur". Aidez a en reveler les tendances actuelles.
> http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm
>

--

"FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
"Peurs" Participez a la creation d'une voix collective autour de la
"peur". Aidez a en reveler les tendances actuelles.
http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: New on post.thing.net


Marc, of course I do respect your opinion

No one can suspect you of abandoning whatever
You are present on rhizome
Almost every day I find very interesting links and texts you send to
the NetBehaviour list (I appreciate that very much)
and now I learn you are blogging too

best
Annie

On 11/29/06, marc <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org> wrote:
> Hi Jason,
>
> I certainly do not want Annie to feel that I personally dislike her
> opinion, I respect it just as I know that she would respect my own
> opinion (gulp), even if she does not agree with my own - After all, we
> are not robots, yet.
>
> And what makes life interesting, is discovering other people's
> perspectives and their positions, in respect of what they are inclined
> to value. For we are a multi-cultural world, even if mono-cultural
> stances are ruling our poitical frameworks and world politics at present.
>
> marc
>
> > I like the fact that Annie Abrahams was taking a stand - making a
> > deliberate choice to invest the time she has for written communication
> > in an informal collective list (like here) rather than be turned into
> > an(other) amateur columnist in the blogsphere. Her reasoning made me
> > even more happy. HG's intentions are pure to be sure - but blogs
> > cause a brain drain on communities such as Rhizome. I read blogs too -
> > but I prefer the Rhizome list. I rarely wander over to the mtaa site
> > - but I read posts here many times a day.
> >
> > M. River, I wish you felt the same way so I would see more of you.
> >
> > Best,
> > Jason Van Anden
> > www.smileproject.com <http://www.smileproject.com>
> >
> >
> > On 11/29/06, *M. River* <mriver102@yahoo.com
> > <mailto:mriver102@yahoo.com>> wrote:
> >
> > annie abrahams wrote:
> >
> > > I am against blogs
> > >
> > > I am for lists
> > >
> > > I won't participate, no blog for me.
> > > unless a participative blog as the noblog of jim punk (cannot find a
> > > link, has it disappeared?
> > >
> > > I hope other women also will leave the blogs to men and will try to
> > > invest lists again
> >
> > "Misunderstanding is fundamental of human beings. We cannot read
> > anothers brain. We are like submarines progressing by the
> > information of our own internal monitors but unable to see what is
> > really going on. In every tentative to understand another human
> > being, we have to let in unknown information, that has the
> > potential to destabilize us. That's dangerous, and so most human
> > beings prefer a misunderstanding attitude over an understanding
> > one." Annie Abrahams 1997 2005
> >
> > I like blogs
> > I like lists
> > I like email
> > I like vlogs
> > I like phologs
> > I kind of like myspace...kind of...
> > I like code
> > I like web 2.0
> > I like flickr...kind of
> > I like del.icio.us <http://del.icio.us>
> > I like the net
> > I like rhizome
> > I like the thing
> > I like art
> >
> > and so on...
> >
> >
> >
> > +
> > -> post: list@rhizome.org <mailto:list@rhizome.org>
> > -> questions: info@rhizome.org <mailto:info@rhizome.org>
> > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
> > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support <http://rhizome.org/support>
> > +
> > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> > Membership Agreement available online at
> > http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jason Van Anden
> > http://www.smileproject.com
>
>
>
> --
> Furtherfield - http://www.furtherfield.org
> HTTP - http://www.http.uk.net
> Node.London - http://www.nodel.org
>
> +
> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
>

--

"FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
"Peurs" Participez a la creation d'une voix collective autour de la
"peur". Aidez a en reveler les tendances actuelles.
http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: New on post.thing.net


Yes I knew post.thing.net interface. Someone pointed it out to me a
few weeks ago. I do have nothing against it "personally".

I cite Eric Dymond "It truncates it. It also looses something, the
stream of thought, the interaction is missing, something active and
alive just isn't there.
Lists belong to a continuum, blogs are private and chunky, and read by
far fewer people."

Yes, I do prefer what you call "closed discussion" read by the
initiated subscribed to a listserv above no discussion at all that I
find in most blogs. I do prefer to be confronted to all kinds of
messages, ideas, different opinions of a list community above finding
more of the same on the rss of a blog. (of course there are
exceptions)
a blog is monolithic a list is multiple
a blog is materiel, a list is a fluid
a blog is glue and crystals, a list soap and bubbles

Blogs can serve specific working situations, as making collections
together. But mostly they serve only to reinforce the identity of the
blogger.
It might also be that as T.Whid stated some time ago, that they serve
as a secure haven where one can have opinions without having to
discuss them.
blogs are save, lists are dangerous (in potential)

in potential
That's why we should stay on the lists side and try to reinforce existing ones.

best
Annie

On 11/27/06, G.H. Hovagimyan <ghh@thing.net> wrote:
> gh responds:
> Actually there are several forms of threaded discourse intrinsic to the cms we're using. You can start your own forum or comment on an article or post your own article. The only difference is that it's client pull. What are your objections to these type of structures? Do you prefer a closed discussion that only the initiated may read if they are subscribed to a listserv? In fact, the cms we use is more accessible to the networked world via google searches. The threaded discussions are actually a lot clearer and easier to follow that the traditional email listserv structure. I wonder what you objections might be then. Have you actually taken the time to use the new post.thing.net interface before dismissing it offhand?
>
> annie abrahams wrote:
>
> > I am against blogs
> >
> > I am for lists
> >
> > I won't participate, no blog for me.
> > unless a participative blog as the noblog of jim punk (cannot find a
> > link, has it disappeared?
> >
> > I hope other women also will leave the blogs to men and will try to
> > invest lists again
> >
> >
> > best Annie Abrahams
> >
> > On 11/27/06, G.H. Hovagimyan <ghh@thing.net> wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I've taken over the editorship of post.thing.net.
> > http://post.thing.net I've been inviting people to come and blog.
> > There are many new bloggers joining from around the country and around
> > the world. Some recent bloggers include:
> > >
> > > James Allan - England - http://post.thing.net/blog/171
> > > Isabel Arvers - Switzerland - http://post.thing.net/blog/200
> > >
> > > Casper Straeke is reporting on the 4th international Media Art
> > Biennale Seoul 2006. frontpage- http://post.thing.net
> > >
> > > Patrick Lichty has continued his thoughts on Craft and New Media
> > first presented informally on rhizome. frontpage-
> > http://post.thing.net
> > >
> > > The juxtapositon of these two essays is very exciting!
> > >
> > > I would like to extend a special invitation to women bloggers who
> > would like to become part of this exciting discourse.
> > > Hey! don't let the boy's club just rule things!! Contact me and I'll
> > set you up with a blog!!
> > > +
> > > -> post: list@rhizome.org
> > > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> > > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
> > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> > > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> > > +
> > > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> > > Membership Agreement available online at
> > http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > "FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
> > Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
> > "Peurs" Participez � la cr�ation d'une voix collective autour de la
> > "peur". Aidez � en r�v�ler les tendances actuelles.
> > http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm
> >
> +
> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
>

--

"FearingS" Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear".
Help revealing it's actual tendencies. http://bram.org/peur/fear/
"Peurs" Participez a la creation d'une voix collective autour de la
"peur". Aidez a en reveler les tendances actuelles.
http://bram.org/peur/fear/indexfr.htm