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

ArtBase Experiment


Dear Raw Readers,

Some time ago we talked, among others, about how to make more and
better use of the artbase.
Rhizome will make it possible to announce every first Monday of the
month another artbase work on the frontpage of the site and in the
digest version of the mailinglist.
I volunteered to organise the selection of this weekly feature.
The first feature will be on Monday 01 01 2007

All the works in the artbase http://rhizome.org/art/ are eligible.
Please choose one and send me (artbase-at-bram.org)
1) it's name
2) it's artbase url
3) if you want you can also send a small text that explains why you
propose this work for featuring on the front page. The text or parts
of it will be used on http://www.bram.org/artbase to stimulate others
to vote for the same work too. After each weekly update of
http://www.bram.org/artbase I will send a mail to Raw.

The 29th of each month I will simply count "votes" for art pieces and
select the one with the most votes. Of course if votes are equal I
will put in my own vote to come to a decision.

I am awaiting your propositions
Annie Abrahams

PS I know this all could be done with an automatized php script and a
data base. But I prefer to do it by hand, so I will have a "tactile"
contact with the data concerned and will be more involved.

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

- - -
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