Annie Abrahams
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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

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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >+
> >-> 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
> >
>
>
>
>
> +
> -> 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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DISCUSSION

net art


http://mazamedia.com/isp/index.html

I like this very much

bye Annie

DISCUSSION

FearingS call


What is fear? Why should you be afraid? What, who is to fear? Where
does your fear come from?
Participate in creating a collective voice about "fear". Help
revealing it's actual tendencies.
http://bram.org/peur/fear/index.htm

Thank you for your attention.
Annie Abrahams

"FearingS" is a part of the project Oppera Internettikka - Protection
et Securite by Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer
http://www.intima.org/oppera/oips/

Project supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of
Slovenia, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of France, The
Municipality of Montpellier, The Council of the Languedoc-Roussillon
region and Rhizome.org 2006-2007 Commissions.
Co-produced by Intima Virtual Base (Slovenia), Panoplie.org & bram.org (France)

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Community


Hi Lauren,

Yes I am really interested
I saw the community box. I think it's to much at the bottom of the
page, it would need an image. More presence! The ""project of the
week" should be mentioned in the digest.
To be clear, I am not interested in presenting ArtBase works myself, I
am only interested in functioning as a go between the members and the
site. I can imagine a system in which members send a mail with the
name and the url (a small text would be great too, but not nescessary)
of the project they would like to see on the front page for a week. I
make a list, select the one with the most votes and send you every
week an image and a small text to publish. (I or someone else, would
have some influence, because if votes are equal, I could put in a vote
myself and so make the balance go in the direction of a specific
project.) If no one is participating there will be no project on the
front page.

Yours Annie
ps
I didn't want all ArtBase proposals on the raw list to review them,
but to be able to see them and to be able to propose them for
acception. Again if no one proposes a work for acception, it won't
even be considered by the "staff".
I want a direct role for the members in the process, not only a
secondary one. (even if I think a intelligent review is worth more
than ten ArtBase acceptations)

On 10/7/06, laurencornell@rhizome.org <laurencornell@rhizome.org> wrote:
> Hi Annie,
>
> All these ideas sound great. And actually, we do have a box on the front
> page of our site, entitled Community, that highlights works in the ArtBase
> as well as Member-Curated Exhibits. It would be great to have someone
> devoted to more regularly updating that, if you were really interested.
> We're also in support of ArtBase proposals going to Raw, but one caveat is
> that I think it should be optional for the artist. Listservs can be
> hostile places, and 'bashing' is a popular form of collective discussion.
> I think artists should have the choice of whether they'd like their work
> reviewed in this space or not.
>
> In any case, a main point I'm taking out of this thread is that, aside
> from the pending re-activation of announcements of accepted works, the
> interaction between the community and the ArtBase should be increased. We
> actually have already begun work on the Artbase, in terms of Metadata
> changes, so this is good time for this discussion to happen and for
> changes to be made.
>
> I would also say, to Lee, that Rhizome is not like a secret society at all
> :) But, an overworked staff with only one full-time member (me) -- and
> we're all new. But, the fact that it feels like this to you is worth
> debating. It seems the recent lack of connection between the ArtBase and
> Raw has been an issue and that, in general, there is a need for more
> forums of collaboration to be created. This is exciting to me, as these
> are all priorities Rhizome staff has for this year. Francis Hwang also
> used to send monthly Director of Technology reports, which were useful for
> people in understanding the changes or fixes he was making to the Rhizome
> system (and in general what he was doing), and I know Patrick has been
> preparing to bring these back into the picture. Patrick really used our
> massive server crash in April/May to rebuild the system so that it could
> be more collaborative and open, implementing wikis, etc.
>
> In terms of communication, we do make announcements about changes to this
> list regularly but it seems like they're getting missed. For instance, the
> change of title from superuser to site editor was something that began as
> a request from one of the superusers who felt this title didn't represent
> the activity he was performing. So, we discussed with the group --
> formerly known as superusers -- and agreed to change the title to 'site
> editors.' Then, the change was announced to Raw. The process was entirely
> transparent, but we cant force people to read our boring admin emails :)
>
> I'm looking forward to seeing where this conversation goes, bashing can be
> productive, and suggestions for fixes or changes are taken seriously by us
> -- though the amount of feedback can be hard to synthesize :)
>
> Thanks, Lauren
>
> > It will be a good thing to post all the ArtBase submissions to Raw.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be a good idea to let Raw readers propose submissions for
> > acceptation? Wouldn't that stimulate discussion?
> >
> > How to get more member interaction?
> > A special highlight of an ArtBase work on the front page? Every week a
> > different one chosen by members? Just counting votes shouldn't be too
> > difficult? (I could do it and send a title and name each week to one
> > of the editors)
> >
> > best Annie
> >
> > by the way I found the editors list ( we have site editors, not
> > superusers! What was I doing, when all this changed? I didn't even pay
> > attention! Too much information too much to follow, yes Alexis, was I
> > selecting at that time? and wasn't rhizome important enough? probably)
> >
> > I never noticed Steve's work and I didn't have a look at it till this
> > morning. That was a pity. It's good work.
> > http://www.stevenread.com/8bitcontemplation Isn't that significant for
> > how Rhizome works and not works?
> >
> > On 10/6/06, Lauren Cornell <laurencornell@rhizome.org> wrote:
> >
> >> A related possibility I'd like to (re) raise is the idea of opening up
> >> the
> >> ArtBase so that all submissions are accepted, and ones selected by
> >> Rhizome
> >> are tiered. This has been considered on this list before and I return to
> >> it
> >> now as it seems relevant in Iight of this conversation. An open/tiered
> >> system would seem to combine what artists want from the ArtBase, as well
> >> as
> >> enabling it to grow faster. But its also a change to a system that
> >> hundreds
> >> of people have submitted to as is -- these things are complicated to
> >> change.
> >>
> >> First, of course, we want to make sure the ArtBase is working smoothly
> >> as
> >> is, but I just raise this to see if RAW subscribers generally have any
> >> opinions on it.
> >>
> >> Other suggested -- and more minor changes -- to the ArtBase in its
> >> current
> >> iteration could include posting all submissions to RAW so the community
> >> gets
> >> to see them even if they are not approved, and perhaps to see if site
> >> editors would also like to be artbase curators.
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >>
> >> On 10/6/06 4:05 PM, "Rob Myers" <rob@robmyers.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Steve OR Steven Read wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On the art base...
> >> >> I'm sorry your system to accept art into the art base has been broken
> >> for a
> >> >> year. I'm sorry it has not been a rhizome priority to remedy it.
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone from the community help fixing the art base?
> >> >
> >> > Don't ask what Rhizome can do for you, ask what you can do for
> >> Rhizome.
> >> >
> >> > We make the community. If the community isn't what it could be then we
> >> > know who to blame.
> >> >
> >> > - Rob.
> >>

DISCUSSION

Re: Community


I do agree with Pall Thayer who wanted all artbase proposals posted to
raw. I would even like to be able to "vote" for the proposals I like.
Be able to put them on the front page without being a superuser. (I
cannot find information about the superusers on the front page any
more (maybe it's me because sometimes I seem to be blind), do they
still exist? who are they? Shouldn't we all be superusers? )

When I connect I see a lot of anonymous visitors and very few real
names. It is amazing to see Rhizome has a lot of visitors and still
being so little lively, en vie (french). But maybe it's the same
phenomenon as I see in my site that has a lot more visitors a day
nowadays, but not much more real attention than a few years ago. It's
a consequence of the way search engines etc. work, but not a real sign
of interest. ??

>
> On 10/6/06, Pall Thayer <p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
> > I think RAW should remain the way it is. A new branch could be made
> > for announcements but RAW should be the "raw" collection of all posts
> > that then are filtered to the various other, more limited lists.
> >
> > Pall
> >
> > On 6.10.2006, at 14:16, Lauren Cornell wrote:
> >
> > > Alexis,
> > >
> > > Yes, actually that's an idea we've been debating in the office, as
> > > well.
> > > Francis, the previous Director of Technology, had suggested
> > > creating a kind
> > > of channel for announcements so they would be branched off RAW,
> > > therefore
> > > opening the list up for discussion (only). This is the same as what
> > > you are
> > > suggesting, as I understand. However, the premise of RAW has always
> > > been
> > > that its completely unfiltered, but perhaps this would allow for more
> > > conversation to flower and that's worth making a change for. I'd
> > > like to
> > > see additional areas for discussion on Rhizome as well, as I
> > > mentioned.
> > >
> > > What do others think?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Lauren
> > >
> > > On 10/6/06 1:44 PM, "Alexis Turner"
> > > <subbies@redheadedstepchild.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >>
> > >> ::Ideas on how to make Rhizome more communal are valuable, and I
> > >> look forward
> > >> ::to having conversations about different possibilities. One of
> > >> our main
> > >> ::questions relates to Rhizome discussion and how this should be
> > >> maintained
> > >> ::and enhanced (this is a question that has long been at the heart of
> > >> ::Rhizome). Do people think lists remain an appropriate form of
> > >> discussion? Or
> > >> ::are there are other ways you'd like to converse with members on
> > >> the site?
> > >> ::One idea is enabling comments on the reblog, another is
> > >> integrating blogs or
> > >> ::linking to blogs on member pages.
> > >> ::
> > >> ::Are there thoughts on this?
> > >>
> > >> How about splitting RAW into a minimum of two lists - one for
> > >> discussion and
> > >> one
> > >> for notices (announcements, events, openings, calls for
> > >> submissions, etc.)
> > >> -Alexis
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Pall Thayer
> > p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
> > http://www.this.is/pallit
> >
> >
> >
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