Online En-semble – Entanglement Training

Online En-semble – Entanglement Training
Live Online Performance
by Annie Abrahams (NL/FR)

with Antye Greie (DE/FI), Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/DE), Soyung Lee (KR), Huong Ngô (HK/USA), Daniel Pinheiro (VE/PT), Igor Štromajer (SI/DE), and the students from the School of Art, Design & Media, Singapore

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 7am-10am CDT / 8am-11am EDT / 2pm-5pm CEDT / 8pm-11pm SGT
+ Symposium recordings / archives / video

– in the frame of the online symposium Art of the Networked Practice – Social Broadcasting: an Unfinished Communications Revolution, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (29 – 31 March 2018, a collaboration between the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore; and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Performance, USA)

Symposium Chair: Randall Packer, Associate Professor of Networked Art; Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore

Disentangling the Entanglements – an article by Randall Packer

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The Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium is an international gathering presenting emerging research, artistic work, and technological innovation in the networked arts. Intended as a global and inclusive gathering, with no registration fees, the symposium unites local and remote speakers and audiences from all corners of the world via Webconferencing, bridging Singapore with an active international new media arts community that transcends geographic and cultural boundaries. The symposium demonstrates how networked space can be used to activate live performance and online artistic work, stimulate creative dialogue, and encourage open sharing of knowledge through an online global exchange.

Media historian and activist Gene Youngblood signals the need for “a communications revolution… an alternative social world” that decentralizes the experience of the live broadcast through the creative work of collaborative communities. In response to Youngblood’s call-to-action, the Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium will have as its theme, “Social Broadcasting: An Unfinished Communications Revolution.” Through the presentation of keynotes, live performances, and global roundtable discussions, the Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium explores the concept of social broadcasting and its histories as a revolutionary shift from one-to-many streaming and performance modalities to distributed peer-to-peer interactions that creatively join artists and audiences in live, networked spaces.


Annie Abrahams is an artist who questions the possibilities and limits of communication in general and more specifically investigates its modes under networked conditions. She develops an aesthetics of attention and trust, for which human behaviour is the main material. Abrahams is known worldwide for her netart and collective writing experiments and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. She presented work in Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, Paris; Stadtgalerie Mannheim; Black Mountain College Museum Arts Center; New Museum, New York; Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art; Furtherfield Gallery, London; NIMk, Amsterdam and Aksioma, Ljubljana among others.

Antye Greie (also know as AGF) is a composer, music producer, sound artist & curator, poet, feminist and activist. Born and raised in East Germany, she now lives and works in Hailuoto, Finland. Her artistic tools are language, sound, listening, voice, and communication which she expresses in mixed media. Since 2011, she is the organiser and co-founder of Hai Art in Hailuoto. Antye campaigns for diversity in the arts with the women collective female:pressure. She runs her own music publishing label AGF Producktion and has collaborated with Eliane Radigue, Gudrun Gut, Kaffe Matthews, Vladislav Delay, Craig Armstrong, Ellen Allien amongst many others.

Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre practitioner and digital artist from New Zealand, based in Germany. She holds a Master of Arts (Research) investigating cyberformance – live performance on the internet – which she has practiced since 1999. In 2003 she co-founded UpStage, a web-based platform for cyberformance, and has co-curated many international online festivals and events. Her work employs digital and online tools to address current environmental, political and social issues. Recent projects; We have a situation! (2013-), Unaussprechbarlich (2015-), Tales from the Towpath (2014) and make-shift (2010-12). Helen is active in open-source, feminist, theatre and digital art networks.

Soyung Lee currently lives and works in Seoul. She is interested in reflecting the aspects on how the culture and lifestyle of a region is related in an individual’s history, conflict, and sensibilities. After working on a project about Korean Diasporas in Central Asia from 2011 to 2013, she continues to experiment on multimedia projects dealing with languages and identities of minority groups such as migrant workers, immigrants, and disaporas in society. Her solo exhibitions include: Displaced (Videotage, Hong Kong, 2016), Doubtful Nest (Boan Art Space, Seoul, 2015), Cloud-Cuckoo-Land (Gallery Curiosity, Seoul, 2009).

Huong Ngô was born in Hong Kong and is currently based in Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, Art & Technology), and was a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. She was recently awarded the Fulbright US Scholar Grant in Vietnam to continue a project (begun at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer in France) that examines the colonial history of surveillance. Her work engages ideas of radical pedagogy and intersectionality to connect personal experiences with political struggles via performance, time-based media, and sculpture.

Daniel Pinheiro, performer and visual artist born in Venezuela and based in Porto, Portugal has been developing work in the fields of Video and Telematic Art using its tools as resource to discuss and reflect upon the impact of technology on everyday life. With a background in Theater his practice focuses on the perception of the self and identity in a networked society. Parallel to developing his personal artistic work he’s also working in the field of curation mostly expanding his practice to the assemblage of works of other artists in specific showings regarding emerging practices and artistic approaches.

Igor Štromajer researches tactical emotional pseudo-artistic actions, intimate guerrilla, and traumatic low-tech communication strategies. He has shown his work at more than two hundred exhibitions in more than sixty countries (transmediale, ISEA, EMAF, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Futurelab, V2_, IMPAKT, CYNETART, Manifesta, ARCO, Microwave, Banff Centre and in numerous other galleries and museums worldwide) and received a number of awards. His projects form part of the permanent collections of Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, Computerfinearts collection in New York, and Maribor Art Gallery. As a guest artist he lectures at universities and contemporary art institutes.



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