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2012 selection, more information

ANGRY

ANGRY women, men Artistic research project on remote communication and collaboration using anger as a pretext - on female anger using webcam performances as a facilitator 44 Collaborators, 7 performances, analyses, video's, screen captures, written reactions. With Labomedia Orléans -Géographies variables, ConstantVWZ Brussels, Bouillants Vern sur Seiche, Upstage, Kawenga Montpellier, CRAC Sète, Furtherfield London,  t Stuk Leuven, Spamm, an alternative documenta.
Huis Clos / No Exit - Beyond (spectacle) I, II, III I - Exposition on the New Aesthetic. II - Newer Aesthetic. III - The internet is not as good as it was yesterday. Annie Abrahams, Ruth Catlow, Ursula Endlicher, Nicolas Frespech and Igor Stromajer. ELMCIP Commission. 1, 2, 3 novembre2012 Sculpture Court Edinburgh College of Art and online. Networks are fragile.
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Beyond (spectacle) Episode I Performance Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer, SHOW OFF ART FAIR Programmation Performances / Curator Madeleine Filippi Friday 19 October 2012 – 19h30 Room 7.2. 7 rue des filles du calvaire 75003 Paris

Trouble Performance TafelLaken 01/06/2012 Trouble#8 Bruxelles
je ne veux pas ëtre seule - Tableaux plus ou moins vivants. Installation Festival Désert Numérique #3 3/ 05 - 0/ 06 Saint-Nazaire-Le-Désert.
2011 selection, more information
"Duet - Satz 1, 2, 3 et 4" second part of Conversations between Antye Greie (aka AGF) et Annie Abrahams for L'espace Multimédia Gantner.
"Effeuillages d’Ordinateurs" ritualistic performance with 20 volunteers 10 /11 18h labomedia, Orléans. Photos by Pascal Rouet.
Personnal show "Training for a Better World", Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète.
Conversation avec Annie Abrahams“, book with Manuel Fadat 60 pages, September 2011. (français)

"Huis Clos / No Exit - Training for a Better World" performance 1/12/2011 7pm, CRAC.
Articles, press: Michael Szpakowski writes about "Angry Women" and the show in Annie Abrahams - Training for a Better World on dvblog and made a photo essay for furtherfield , “| Interview | Annie Abrahams |Aleksandra Smilek for Paris-art.com (français), diaporama son by Art Documentaries, video interview on the show by Aloïs Aurelle (français), video interview during the preparations of On Collaboration by Aloïs Aurelle (français), Reportage for "Simeio Art" a program on NET the Greek public television by Evi Tsirigotaki (English, subtitled in Greek).
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"Telematic Local Touch" Participatif performance, 07/05/ 2011, la Tapisserie, Paris.
"Why do we have difficulties to open a computer and change its hard disk?" Three telematic performances with Elisa Fantozzi during "La rencontre des corps à l’ère numérique" 11 03 2011, Théâtre d’O, Montpellier.
2010 selection, more information
"A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting" 9 short holiday performances with Antye Greie aka AGF for You say tomato, I say Tomato, show curated by Anna Smith and Nathalie Boobis, 5-14 08, Wigan, UK. "Allergic to Utopias", Annie Abrahams on "A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting" in interview for Digimag 58, October 2010 by Maria Chatzichristodoulou.

"Huis Clos / No Exit - On Translation",Telematic performance with 6 netartists only speaking their mother tongue, May 29th 2010 8.30 pm, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam.
With Annie Abrahams, Ruth Catlow, Paolo Cirio, Ursula Endlicher, Nicolas Frespech and Igor Stromajer. 1St prize Stuttgarter Film Winter no 24
20-23 01 2011.

"If not you not me", personnal show in HTTP gallery, 12 02 – 20 03, London. Curators Ruth Catlow, Lauren Wright.
Articles : "Network Happy - Annie Abrahams "If not you not me" at HTTP in London", Rachel Dainer-Best, FABRIC Art magazine. "If not you not me- catalogue essay" Ruth Catlow, artistic director at furtherfield.org. "Annie Abrahams and life in networks" by Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance – School of Arts and New Media -The University of Hull @ Scarborough, for Digimag 54, May 2010.

2009 selection, more information
"Double Blind (Love)" , telematic performance, 29-11 0PM - … Annie Abrahams, Living Room, Montpellier, France. Curt Cloninger, Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina, US.
Article: "loK8Tr, Matthew Pioro, about the dangers and pitfalls of online collaboration" Musicworks Magazine, issue 106, spring 2010.
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"If you not me", Performance in the frame of Du côté de chez soi, 36ième Rencontre de l'Eté de La Chartreuse, Villeneuve lez Avignon, 26 juillet à 14 h, 27 juillet à 11 h, 28 juillet à 11 h.
PEUR
Squad“Je vous en prie, entrez“ With INTERNETMONAMOUR during festival RIAM, la Boate, Marseille, 17- 02, 18h30.

"Relation entrecoupée / A fragmented relation " , personal show, PPCM, Artelinea, Nîmes, 6 au 15 mars.

2008 selection and details
"Double Bind", 20-10-2008 - 26-01-2009, 7 web performances in the virtual salon of panoplie.org. Remote presence, ubiquity, multiple personality, absence of the body? Does this make us schizophrenic? How do we adapt?
With Pascal Lièvre, Patrick Lichty, Cariline Delieutraz, Julien Lassort, Renee Turner, Nicolas Robin and Jean-François Blanquet.
17 09 - 27 09 Double Bind Experiment in collective writing Galérie Cortex Athlético Bordeaux.
October 10, 7 - 10 pm.: "The Big Kiss" installation / performance with Mark River, MTAA in OTO, N6th St. Brooklyn, New York. Article "Le baiser le plus long... ou pas." Troudair for Fluctuat.
"Discours populaire sur la violence" text animation for the blueOrange magazine.
l'envoyer à Mars pour y trouver la quiétude " performance with Rebecca Barnstaple dancer.
"Le chœur souhaitant / The Wish Choir" installation performance , Sortir de l'écran / Spoken screen
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.newsseries.2 "tout va bien" In .news series. I use internet news sources. They are mixed with images, sounds and texts from other sources or made by met using a javascript.
2007 selection and details
"tout va bien" solo exhibition Gallery ESCA, 23 Nov. - 16 Dec. Computers and video projectors will be as present as emotions and sensibilities. Vernissage at 18h30 with a performance by the artist at 20h and by Ava Carrère, Véronique Hubert and Guérine Regnaut at 20h30. "and still the world is not perfect" Images.
"Breaking Solitude" [season 2], net performances in the salon of panoplie.org : art experiments new ways of being together. A project by Annie Abrahams in collaboration with panoplie.org. Short rendezvous. Limited visitor capacity. No podcast. With Florian Frenandez, Aya Karpinska, Igor Stromajer, Anne-James Chaton, MTAA and Helen Varley Jamieson.
"Breaking Solitude, d'Annie Abrahams, Clément Charmet et Panoplie.org (France), 2007-2008", Aude Crispel, Magazine électronique du CIAC, no 29 2007. (fr)
Performance : "L'un la poupée de L'autre" Annie Abrahams and Nicolas Frespech, May 26th 14h15, flashfestival, petite salle -1, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Video presented, FreeboxTV 21 07 2007, at the Cultural Center Saint-Exupéry, Reims, nuitnumérique#5, 20 10 2007, in INTIMACY across digital & visceral performance 8-12-2007, Goldsmiths Small Hall, London, in the exhibition "Tout va Bien", Milhaud and in the CAC Le Quartier in Quimper.
peurs fears Performance "Peurs Fears", Annie Abrahams and the All Star GirlsBand, Featuring Caroline Delieutraz, Marika Dermineur, Nathalie Fougeras, Aliette Guibert, Pascale Gustin, Carroline Hazard, Anne Laforet, Janique Laudouar, Albertine Meunier, Anne Roquigny and Sigolène Valax , 20h00, Le Cube, Issy-les-moulineaux, Festival e-poetry 2007.
"Breaking Solitude", net performances in the salon of panoplie.org : art experiments new ways of being together. A project by Annie Abrahams in collaboration with panoplie.org. Short rendezvous. Limited iInvitations. No podcast. With Annie Abrahams, thirtytwobit, Pascale Gustin, Antoine Moreau, Anne Laforet, Luc Bouzat, Lucille Calmel and POUN.
2006 selection and details

15 december 2006. Oppera Internettikka - Protection et Sécurité by Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer # Opéra National de Montpellier, Salle Molière, Montpellier, France.
Intima Virtual Base, Panoplie.org & bram.org.
Article "LE NET ART PEUT-IL SORTIR DU NET ?", Xavier Malbreil, Magazine électronique du CIAC, no29 2007. (fr)

performance
24 september performance : " jesuisuneoeuvredart " during the show “ Chauffe Marcel ! ” sous titrée “ L’imitation de Marcel Duchamp" organised by FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Panacée Montpellier. "jesuisuneoeuvredart" is the French version of "iamanartwork".
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" I wish I could reassure you." "Bitter times" 12 08 2006
"A piece using hot media, that takes them at their own play. A piece that takes the risk of the actual and so also the risk of inactuality. " Xavier Malbreil on the list é-critures 16 08 2006. Participation in Ooglive Amsterdam 29-09-2006. 3 min. no pop up version of .news series.
"doutez-vous?", bot, module for Ludart http://www.ludart.net (commande)
Karaoke : "Resurrection karaoke for the humiliated" or "Test to predict potential aggressive behavior" (flash, sound on)
This is a sound piece with images of a women on the ground in front of a freezer. The visitor is invited to sing the text that scrolls over the screen. Closing the window of the work will lead the visitor to a page where he is asked to contribute in a collaborative text about violence.
The sound is the result of loading the same mp3 several times and so will be slightly different on different machines. Original sound : daccord.mp3: http://www.bram.org/sound
I am aware this is not an easy work. The visitor will have to be able to listen till the end if he wants to be freed of the image of the suffering women. He can also choose to karaoke it and so actualise the resurrection enacted in the text. Closing the window might be like refusing to be implicated in the woman's story and will put the visitor in front of a question about violence.
Presented: Cyberfem. Feminisms in the Electronic Landscape, curated by Ana Martínez Collado. 20th October 2006 to 21st January 2007, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló , Spain.
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"Je préfère sauvegarder que stocker", sound tape and flyer in the collectif show "Stock en Stock" Galerie Aperto Montpellier.
2005 selection and details
"Puisque ma voix" presentation of 4 initimate "tableaux" by Annie Abrahams. Video, performance, film super8. Organised by panoplie.org in monoquini, Montpellier, France.
Annie Abrahams presents provi&testi in monoquini Montpellier sept-oct. provi&testi : art works to become, not yet finished, trespassing habits. 1Présentation/Installation Soundmaps of Jan de Weille.2Voeux / Wishes Performance / reading with the public. 3"Who's afraid of ? / Life in a collective intelligence" Reading of a theatre piece in two acts after a recent e-mail exchange between the members of the Lieudit internet group. 4 Mathias Beyler and Nijinski, 1 lecteur, 1 micro, 1 computer. Traces, video, sound, text.
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noclic :: BramTV :: flâneuse, glaneuse, étalage, display, collection, collage, vitrine, retrospective, portrait :: bram.org mise a nu :: noclic
Articles : "BramTV" by Joachim Desarmenien for Furtherfield | on fluctuat by Gflu (français).
Annie Abrahams and Clément Charmet : Turbulence Guest Curators : "Why rock ?" a web show with soundwork from net artists with real or supposed rock affinities for turbulence.org and panoplie.org. Special texts by Alan Sondheim and Frédéric Madre.
Articles: exiwebart_project Why Rock? for Exibart by Valentina Tanni (Italian) | "Jouer aux rock-stars" in Libération 10-06-2005 by Marie Lechner (français) | Why Rock? At Turbulence.org [2005] for Furtherfield.org by Mark R. Hancock.
Sound pieces by abrahams&deweille . "Yes"-no, released on Tom Tipunk records.
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"Lettre à Mamadou" A missed meeting. Presentation at the Goethe-Institut of Dakar, Sénégal, projet "Correspondances". (french)

I always liked to sing, but everyone told me not to, anyway, I stopped smoking, a mp3 song by abrahams&de weille 3.57min
Not a web work but an advertisement for "I don't want to be a nice girl" / a video 2005 5.20min. Collaboration with Jan de Weille.
Nice girl 2 for the "Angry Women", a project of Jess Loseby. Article by Eliza Fernbach "disturb.the.peace [angry women]", Furtherfield.org. 10-2006

2004 selection and details
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"I confirm": cd rom. The visitor of an exhibition can view ten small videos. In each video a different person will confirm in his/her own way that it's really art that is surrounding the visitor.
Presentation: with "Oh my God" from M&LS, 6 -16 January, Péniche Bar Le Mascaret, opposite of 4, quai des Etroits, Lyon.
in the show "Je vois que vous suivez..." of Maurin et La Spesa 14 october 2004 - 3 january 2005 Centre d'art Contemporain d'Istres, France.
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"SolitudeS" What about loneliness? La Solitude, ça vous évoque quoi? Some people long for it, others are afraid of it. Reactions from Xavier Malbreil and Annick Bureaus on the mailinglist of e-critures.org. Presentation/performance 17 Nov 2004, la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille. | Dec 2005 in "Puisque ma voix" monoquini, Montpellier.
  'Comprendre' and 'Rendez vous', two wap pieces. To see a simulation use the address http://www.bram.org/aa.wml in the form of the wapalizer .

"Painsong" words words, that hurts. 15 .mp3 mixed, to be mixed. Takes time to charge. Dependant on flux, computer, plugin, and you.
Ted Warnell reacted: PAIN1.23 for Annie @ http://warnell.com/syntac/pain123.htm PAIN1.23
Review on Furtherfield by Joachim Desarmenien. 2004

"AttentionS" Annie Abrahams, Enna Chaton and Patricia Rydzok. Théâtre La Fonderie, Sète, France. Internet related performance.
2003 selection and details
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'…=var' Interactif pages during the installation in the artmuseum Roger-Quilliot at the Vidéoformes Festival in Clermont Ferrand, France.
'don't touch me / ne me touchez pas' A work about intimacy and attitudes in front of the computer screen.
I want to tell you a story. Males might think it is about 'desire', females will tell you it's about the painful change from adolescence to being adult. (flash6 sound on)
Article by Eduardo Navas for Netartreview 30 july, 2003.
'confrontation' Collaboration with Clement Charmet. A man and a woman continue to discuss without understanding the other. Each uses his/her own invented language. The words on hope, left on the site by the visitors, confront the images on war found on the web. (flash6 php sound on)
Articles : by Domenico Quaranta (talian) 10-2003. | "Confrontation will never stop" by Ruth Catlow nov. 2003.
2002 selection and details
'iamanartwork/jesuisuneoeuvredart' a perl script for FRACLR, an official art institution in France. Am I an artwork? Yes, no, maybe, why? Because......... visitors contributions are traced on ip number and used in the lay out. (perl)
'i am (not) an artwork/je (ne) suis (pas) une oeuvre d'art' for FRACLR. A text originally written by Bertrand Gauguet (a French art critic) can be changed by the visitors. Finally the text will dissolve in an all white page. (perl)
'Séparation/Separation' Co production with panoplie.org. Originally a text written during a stay in the hospital in 2001. The visitor is constrained to follow the implemented exercises. The exercises are based on the exercises in workpace, a breaks and exercise software tool proven to assist the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). (Flash). Incorporated in the computerfinearts.com collection in 2005.
Distinguished at 'ENTRAÎNEMENTS # 3 : compétition film et vidéo 'travail de la danse/chorégraphies du travail', la Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, EDNA et Siemens Arts Program2003.
Articles: R. Catlow for furtherfield.org. | Remedios Zafra for 'Habitar en (punto) net' (Espagnol)"
expo
'je ne suis pas séquestrée, je suis une oeuvre d'art, dites moi l'espoir', exposition/installation at 4,Barbier, Nîmes / galerie ESCA, Milhaud.
2001 selection and details
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'I am not, served by' Splash page with visitor contributions for Rhizome.org. Using the domain name of the visitors server to lay out the text. (perl)
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'hopes' 2001, for 'hope project', a colloborative project by Reiner Strasser, Alan Sondheim and Annie Abrahams. (perl)
2000 selection and details
  'the shrIne' Collaboration with Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim (flash4 sound on)
1999 selection and details
  'Fleisch' for pleine-peau. With 'Flesh' 2000, ,also on pleine-peau, and 'Mesa' 2000, on o-o.lt this work formed the start of never finished multilocated work on pain. These works are now available together on my page on 'pain/douleur'.
'wishes/voeux' 1999-2000. Visitors can leave wishes, they will be stocked and some of them were treated in html. People who helped to 'form' the wishes :serz, [anachroma], Takuji Kogo, Tiia Johannson, Christophe Desgouttes, Elise Lefevre, institutio media, Ted Warnel, Mildred Pierce, Tamara Lai and E_B_A.
A special 'Annie's wishes only' was published at 'ryding the meridian' .
'I only have my name' Project IRC during the pointproject of art students in Helsinki Finland. What's behind names on the internet? What's palpable of the personality behind the internet identity? Who do you meet? 15 minutes to find the real 'annie' out of four 'annies' present on the chat. (with Karen Dermineur, Pierre Cuvelier, Yann Leguennec, Clément Thomas and John Hopkins)
Rachel Green commented on "I only have my name" in her book "Internet Art", Thames &Hudson, 2004, pg92-93. ISBN 0-500-20376-8
  'Qui suis-je' Originally made for lieudit.org in a period this group of people was looking for it's identity. It's a chaotical piece made to stimulate the discussion. It uses parts of the original lieudit site. Although in French, this project is also interesting to people speaking another language.
  'E-postion' The identity of the French artist Eric Maillet seen by informations only. Project with Yann Leguennec for Informative Arts, Art Foundation. other link
rassur
'rassur' 'Being human' is about communication with the other via the net. This other person that one doesn't know at all, but that should resemble you somewhere and so, will need some reassuring every now and than too. For 'rassur' I asked people to reassure an unknown other. The greek part of 'rassur' was made during the medi@terra festival in Athens. (realvideo)
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'Relaxing' is software you can download in case you are a bit stressed. Don't stay in front of the screen, take a nice chair and a glass of wine or let the program run while you are sleeping or..... (only PC)
  ' bonjour' Special entrance to 'being human'. This works is evolving on it's own. (uses pop up's)
1998 selection and details
  'Happy moving' a mute interface. Installed on the computerfinearts.com collection in 2003.
  'je suis seul ' Work published on cdrom 'alire' Text based conversational piece. (French only)
"alone" Text based conversational piece. Featured in "Pop Up" by Abe Linkoln, Turbulence Guest Curator, 2005.
  'je veux: 'a kiss', 'tenderness' and 'respect' , text based mood mutators.
updated 2005
'understanding' first version sur wryeyes. 'understanding/comprendre', version finale pour 'being human'
  'Interface' , a mute interface in html and JavaScript for Lieudit.org. This collaborative site doesn't exist anymore.
  'moving paintings' Moving paintings exercices.
expo
Exposition 'Je veux, je voudrais', Domaine du Couloubrier, Grasse, France.
1997 selection and details
  Start 'being human' Most of my work is included in this site. It's a big interlinked universe that concentrates on the possibilities and limitations of communication on the net. So most works with a special entrance will automatically lead you to the other works.
The site is based on the idea that the internet is an artistic medium that permits addressing people in their own intimacy, non-mediated by an art context. The work treats about questions of identity and discovering the other in his differences. The pieces invite visitors to express wishes, to get rid of pains, to receive comfort, to reflect on understanding, respect and his/her relation to the machine.
I am exploring the new identity and relational territories established on the net. By creating scene dialogue and emotional situations, "Being Human" leads the net surfer to wonder about the various communication rites which reveal and draw each of us into a new cartography of our contemporary being.
  'meeting place' My first experience with the net.
The site was related to the exposition with the same title in the 'Hollandsche Spoorweg' in Nijmegen, Pays Bas. It was a way to be present in the exposition place in Holland while being physically in the south of France. One of the elements of the site showed a traditional overview of my installation work in the past.

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