Annie Abrahams
Since the beginning
Works in Montpellier France

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 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 She also curated and organized the “Breaking Solitude” and Double Bind webperformances on in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Besides doing her art work she lectures and teaches workshops.

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Hi all

Soundmaps makes music out of your desktop actions. Soundmaps translates
a part of the bitmap image on your desktop into sound.
Drawing, typing, surfing, playing a movie etc. will constantly change
the sound. Hence, you are making your own music while working.
Soundmaps has 6 different modes and is very easy to install and use.
Everyone should be able to play with it.

Soundmaps is made by Jan de Weille. We made some sound pieces with it
The online version is a simple user friendly version.

Annie Abrahams

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NYT review of ArtBase 101

Hello all,

I am on digest, so I only now read your discussion on the artbase101 show. While reading (I skipped some) I wondered why there was so little discussion about the concept of the show itself. (maybe I missed something earlier)

How can you expect a visitor of a show with 40 artists to have more than a superficial glance. In contemporary art only big events like biennales show that much artists in one show. What I mean to say is the article might be the mirror of the show. This is my first point.

Besides most web works are made to be viewed by a person sitting all alone in front of his/her screen in his/her own surroundings/intimacy. I do think that changing the visiting conditions (walking around between computers, going physically from one object to another) changes the 'content' of a lot off works. So again the article might be the mirror of the show.

best Annie Abrahams
I have not seen the show (I live in France). Could anyone describe the show, an url, photo's?



:: BramTv ::

flaneuse, glaneuse, etalage, display, collection, collage
retrospective, portrait

php javascript by Clement Charmet (
project by Annie Abrahams (
best with sound on, realvideo, flash and quicktime plugin

watch the tele for a while and play with the collection button
to see and hear the result of your data-dandy behavior

:: mise a nu ::

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Why rock?+"Yes", no. release+10 onlone selections

Together with Clement Charmet we made the webshow "Why rock?" for The show
presents sound works by net artists with real or supposed rock
affinities. Alan Sondheim and Frederic Madre both wrote a text for the
show. We also made a special french version of the show for

Together with Jan de Weille we released a 4 tracks EP : "Yes", no. on

I selected 10 sites for netartreview's new monthly feature: ::NET.TEN::
\Online Selections//

Please have a look.
Annie Abrahams

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mail with "no" in the subject.

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Re: Re: Rhizome Commissions: Voting starts

Jess Loseby wrote:

> hello.
> hmmm,
> just gone through the submissions for this years commissions. I would
> be interested to
> know what proportion of the submissions people approve....??
> I must have approved about 6
> does that make me discerning or arch-bitch - (rhetorical - I know:).
> I tried to look at as much and be as fair as possible but I admit
> after the first 15 anything
> with the word "mapping" or whose abstract looked like it had been
> written by curt's
> "market-o-matic" went into auto-no. *yawn*
> how about you?
> jess.

I 'saw' them all too
and had the same kind of reaction

finally said 'yes' to 6 propositions , same as you.

annie abrahams