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Turbulence.org Commission: “besides,” 3 Networked Performances

Turbulence.org Commission: “besides,” 3 networked performances by Annie Abrahams and Martina Ruhsam:

June 11, 12, & 13 online http://bram.org/besides at 19:00 (CET), 1:00 pm (EDT) (find your local time) Streaming by Ivan Chabanaud/mosaika.tv.

Annie and Martina will investigate the performative potential of real time computer-mediated communication. By listening to each other’s gestures (in a visual and acoustic sense) they will choreograph each other’s actions, despite Annie being in Montpellier, France and Martina in Berlin, Germany. Will they be able to create an intimate space within two webcam windows framed side-by-side on their screens? What will emerge when two vulnerable bodies, their silences, fragmented communication, a few mundane objects, and a lot of uncertainty collide?

June 11, 2015: “besides, the person I am becoming.”
Duration 20 minutes
The audience can interact via a chat window

June 12, 2015: “besides, moved by some thing.” An intimate conversation on death and illness.
Duration undetermined.
No interaction with the public.

June 13, 2015: “besides, Dear Body,”
Duration 3 minutes.
With public chat window, so we can discuss afterwards.

besides, is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

BIOGRAPHIES

Annie Abrahams has a doctorate (M2) in biology from the University of Utrecht and a MA2 from the Academy of Fine Arts of Arnhem. She is known worldwide for her netart and collective writing experiments, and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. From 2002-2005, she taught at the University of Montpellier in the Arts Department. Abrahams curated and organized “InstantS” (2006-2009) and the “Breaking Solitude” and “Double Bind” web performance series (2007-2009) for panoplie.org. In 2012 she co-organized “Cyposium,” an online symposium on cyberformance; and she published an article on webcam mediated communication and collaboration in JAR #2. In 2013 Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez started the “ReadingClub” project, an online venue for collaborative reading and writing performances. In 2014 she published two books: “from estranger to e¬stranger” with CONA and Aksioma, Ljubljana; and “CyPosium,” co-edited with Helen Varley Jamieson and published by LINK Editions.

Martina Ruhsam is a choreographer, performer and writer. From October 2008 to March 2009 she was (vicarious) head of the theorycentre in Tanzquartier Wien. In 2011 her book “Kollaborative Praxis: Choreographie” was published by Turia + Kant. Her artistic work and collaborations were presented at various venues and festivals, including: Wiener Festwochen, Tanzquartier Wien, brut, Kino Siska, Mladi Levi Festival, Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art, Metelkova. Ruhsam taught at Maska’s Seminar for Performing Arts (Ljubljana) and she has lectured internationally. She is also a member of the editorial board of Maska Performing Arts Journal, and she regularly contributes articles to the magazine. Currently she is completing a PhD at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen.

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Cyposium – The Book

CyPosium - The Book :: Launch: December 12, 7:00 pm :: Platform, Munich and online.

CyPosium - The Book explores the field of cyberformance — live performance events that connect remote participants via the internet — offers a variety of perspectives on this multidisciplinary live art form.

CyPosium - The Book presents selected material from the CyPosium, a one-day online symposium organised in October 2012 to discuss cyberformance. Artists from a range of backgrounds have experimented in this field for as long as they have had access to the internet, and the CyPosium sought to remember and celebrate some of this ephemeral and pioneering work.

The 12-hour event consisted of online presentations and facilitated discussions, and attracted an audience from around the world who engaged in a lively, vibrant real-time conversation. CyPosium - the book continues and expands on this discussion by presenting texts, chat log excerpts, discussion transcripts, edited email conversations, creative chat excerpt essays and illustrations from the event, along with responses to the event.

This book will be of interest to practitioners, students and researchers of digital and online arts. While its focus is live performance, the contributors hail from a wide range of practice both online and offline, and their writing illustrates the hybrid nature of contemporary arts involving digital technologies. Music, dance, poetry, sound art and the visual arts all feature, as well as entertainment and social practices such as computer games, virtual worlds and online dating. Common themes that emerged during the CyPosium are also present in the book, such as the changing role of the audience; intimacy in the online environment; and mortality. This breadth of form and content reflects the ever-increasing ubiquity of the internet and digital technologies in our daily lives as well as our arts practices.

Edited by Annie Abrahams and Helen Varley Jamieson, the contributors are Adriene Jenik, Alan Sondheim, Alberto Vazquez, Annie Abrahams, Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn, Cherry Truluck, Clara Gomes, Helen Varley Jamieson, James Cunningham, Joseph DeLappe, Liz Bryce, Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič, Miljana Perić, Rob Myers, Roger Mills, Ruth Catlow, Stephen A. Schrum and Suzon Fuks.

CyPosium - the book is published by Link Editions, in partnership with La Panacée, Montpellier, as part of “Open”, a series of catalogues, essay collections and pamphlets co-published with partner institutions. It is available as a print-on-demand paperback, e-book and downloadable PDF.

Order your copy via Lulu or Amazon: linkeditions.tumblr.com/cyposium

Read the ebook: issuu.com/linkedition/docs/abrahams_jamieson_cyposium_the_book

Downloadable PDF: www.linkartcenter.eu/public/editions/Abrahams_Jamieson_Cyposium_the_book_Link_Editions_2014.pdf

For further information contact:
Helen Varley Jamieson ( helenatcreative-catalyst.com ) and / or Annie Abrahams ( bram.orgatgmail.com )