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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Call for Proposals – CyPosium

Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:45

Invitation for proposals for the first Cyberformance Symposium [CyPosium], organised by UpStage.

Since the early 1990s, there has been a growing body of live performance that is situated online. These events differ enormously in form and content, are described with multiple terms (such as cyberformance, remote performance, internet theatre, screen stage, computer-mediated performance), are staged in a variety of online environments (such as text-based and graphical chat rooms, sound broadcast, real time choreography for screen, virtual worlds, games and purpose-built or existing platforms as for instance facebook) and engage diverse audiences. The net, however, is forgetful: it loses the memory of those events, and of the people who lived them, of the environments and communities who hosted them.

On 12 October 2012, a symposium will be organized by UpStage, where cyberformers will discuss their online performances with other artists, researchers and interested participants. Questions we would like to tackle in CyPosium include: What different kind of events happened? What did they make possible? What was special about the event? Why were things done in a certain way and what were the results?

We invite proposals for presentations about past online performances. Presentations will be programmed into 30 minute timeslots, should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration (10 minutes will be scheduled for questions) and can be done in the Upstage platform (or in another platform if you wish). Presentations could involve webcasting, showing archives, talks, etc. A public chat will be available for interaction between the artists and audience. There will be facilitated discussions between programmes of presentations, to enable general discussion around common themes. Everything will be recorded for archival and documentation purposes.

If you are interested, please submit:

a short bio;
a short abstract of your presentation (not more than one page) including the platform you wish to use and any relevant information;
one image that represents this past work;
contact email and postal address.

Proposals must be emailed to by 15 of June 2012.
You will receive news of the CyPosium acceptance by the end of July and the CyPosium schedule will be announced in September.


What is happening to rhizome?

thanks Curt, this makes sense and this shows where to go if Rhizome wants to REdiscuss

btw Furtherfield also has a website with interesting articles published regularly for instance : Woman, Art & Technology: Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson By Rachel Beth Egenhoefer the first in a series of article about Woman, Art & Technology (06 / 01 / 2011)


What is happening to rhizome?

For some time now the discussion thread on rhizome seems to be "dead" - hardly anyone reading, reacting. What changed ? Why? Whenever I come back to have a look it feels as a graveyard with some ghost of the past still roaming.

Where is the discussion, the excitement ... the community ?

I feel sorry for rhizome, but should I? - still affectively connected, but for the first time this year I didn't donate.
What is important for you Rhizome? What do you want to sustain?



Duet - Satz 1, 2, 3 et 4 - Conversations between Antye Greie (aka AGF) and Annie Abrahams

…we explicitly challenge one another. We push each other towards new terrains, and into unknown, unrehearsed actions. We did not aim to produce an intimate encounter for this work, but the fact that we enter unknown realms makes it intimate because we cannot control the image of ourselves that we broadcast to the public.
Annie Abrahams on "A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting" in Allergic to Utopias, interview for Digimag 58, October 2010 by Maria Chatzichristodoulou.