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

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
>

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"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: New on post.thing.net


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 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: Dyske and "The Paradox Choice"


sorry

"I knew" of course

On 11/27/06, Annie Abrahams <bram.org@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear rhizomers
>
> I guess most of you know the papers of Dyske Suematsu.
>
> If not you should have a look at his latest "Freedom of Choice Is Overrated"
> http://www.dyske.com/index.php?view_id

DISCUSSION

Dyske and "The Paradox Choice"


Dear rhizomers

I guess most of you know the papers of Dyske Suematsu.

If not you should have a look at his latest "Freedom of Choice Is Overrated"
http://www.dyske.com/index.php?view_id

DISCUSSION

Re: R: RHIZOME_RAW: Turbulence Spotlight: "Tabula Visum: Tabular Vision & HTML Cinema" by Patrick Lichty


Dear Salvatore
This might be a good question.
I must say I do like "Tabula Viusum a lot" and I have also seen more
work in this vein (maybe yours)
It could be something about the context of presentation that makes you
think, react to it in a certain way.
I guess for me it's the relation to film, the time element that makes
the difference.

Could you please send us the url of your work doing this stuff?

thanks
AA

On 11/18/06, salvatore.iaconesi@fastwebnet.it
<salvatore.iaconesi@fastwebnet.it> wrote:
> i know i don't have all the "titles" and that it might sound a foolish
> question:
>
> but haven't loads of folks been doing this stuff?
>
> even i've been doing this stuff, and i'm the laaaaaast little meaningless one
> of a crowd...
>
> yes, yes, i know, you/we all grab stuff and attach meanings to it. we all do.
> and blablabla...
>
> but isn't there something more interesting to "Spotlight"? :)
>
> this is meant to be a constructive criticism.
>
>
> >----Messaggio originale----
> >Dal: turbulence@turbulence.org
> >Data: 17/11/2006 23.59
> >A: "Jo-Anne Green"<jo@turbulence.org>
> >Ogg: RHIZOME_RAW: Turbulence Spotlight: &quot;Tabula Visum: Tabular Vision
> &amp; HTML Cinema&quot; by Patrick Lichty
> >
> >November 17, 2006
> >Turbulence Spotlight: "Tabula Visum: Tabular Vision & HTML Cinema" by
> >Patrick Lichty
> >http://turbulence.org/spotlight/lichty
> >
> >Both static and dynamic digital images have often been represented as
> >'translated' images, reinterpreted from an intermediate image file stored on
> >the web. Beginning with these files, Lichty has translated the images and
> >videos to pure HTML code. As such, they represent a very 'direct' method of
> >representation in the browser. In addition, there is a time-based element
> >that occurs when the tables load into the browser. Thus, "HTML Cinema" has
> >two dimensions; the time of the load, and the time of the serial.
> >
> >Many of these images are excerpts from Lichty's wristcam photography and
> >video works. After conversion to pure code, several of the pages were
> >unmanageable; therefore, they are a hybrid of code and console handicraft by
> >the artist.
> >
> >BIOGRAPHY
> >
> >Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based conceptual artist, writer,
> >independent curator, animator for the activist group "The Yes Men," and
> >Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. His work spans over 15
> >years, dealing with media narrative/criticism and information aesthetics, in
> >many different contexts. He works in diverse technological media, including
> >painting, mobile media, printmaking, kinetics, video, VR, generative music,
> >and neon. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and
> >collaborative works include the Whitney Biennial and the International
> >Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). Lichty is a faculty member in the
> >Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago.
> >
> >For more Turbulence Spotlights please visit http://turbulence.org/spotlight/
> >
> >Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
> >New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
> >New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
> >Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
> >New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
> >Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
> >Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >+
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> >+
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> >
>
>
>
>
> +
> -> 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
>

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"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