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

ALLERGIC TO UTOPIAS


ALLERGIC TO UTOPIAS http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1902

Interview of Annie Abrahams by Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka Maria X]

On gender, intimacy, sex, biology, how scientific approaches influence my performance works, the role of the public and finally it contains a word or two on politics

My thinking is more about communication: about, on the one hand, the desire of being close with someone and, on the other, the necessity of restricting one's openness, of closing oneself, of retreating from intimacy. ...Maybe a performance is for me, as an artist, what an article is to a scientific researcher -that is, a way to make public, to share, something that you think is important for other people to know about or to feel. ... I hate politics. I prefer action

L’ALLERGIA ALLE UTOPIE http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1888

EVENT

Allergic to Utopias


Dates:
Wed Dec 31, 1969 00:00 - Fri Oct 29, 2010

ALLERGIC TO UTOPIAS http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1902

Digimag published an interview by Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka Maria X] with me.

On gender, intimacy, sex, biology, how scientific approaches influence my performance works, the role of the public and finally it contains a word or two on politics

My thinking is more about communication: about, on the one hand, the desire of being close with someone and, on the other, the necessity of restricting one's openness, of closing oneself, of retreating from intimacy. ...Maybe a performance is for me, as an artist, what an article is to a scientific researcher -that is, a way to make public, to share, something that you think is important for other people to know about or to feel. ... I hate politics. I prefer action

I hope you will be interested.

L’ALLERGIA ALLE UTOPIE http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1888


DISCUSSION

9meetings


Videos of the performances online now http://vimeo.com/meetings/videos

DISCUSSION

9meetings


When using the Internet to communicate, as so many do these days, you include malfunctions from the beginning. Contrary to general beliefs technological means don't facilitate communication but change it. So Antye and Annie will be handicapped by time lags, glitches, cuts in their connexion, bandwidth problems etc in their creation of 9 short meetings, where they will explore themes as different as love, communism and wilderness. But as they cannot trust on anything but their desire to meet the other, their meetings also profit from this vulnerability and become all the more genuine. In these performances the artists start with accepting misunderstanding as an all present feature of communication and use failure to reach out to the other.

EVENT

A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting


Dates:
Thu Aug 05, 2010 00:00 - Thu Aug 05, 2010

Tonight 7PM London time
Wigan UK and online
Preferences
First of a series of 9 meetings
between Antye Greie and Annie Abrahams
A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting
http://www.bram.org/9meetings

When using the Internet to communicate, as so many do these days, you include malfunctions from the beginning. Contrary to general beliefs technological means don't facilitate communication but change it. So Antye and Annie will be handicapped by time lags, glitches, cuts in their connexion, bandwidth problems etc in their creation of 9 short meetings, where they will explore themes as different as love, communism and wilderness. But as they cannot trust on anything but their desire to meet the other, their meetings also profit from this vulnerability and become all the more genuine. In these performances the artists start with accepting misunderstanding as an all present feature of communication and use failure to reach out to the other.