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Angry Women by Annie Abrahams

Tan Xiang Rei

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 04:33:45 pm


Angry women is a five part series done by Annie Abraham exposing how the subject of anger changed the groups dynamics. She was also interested in exploring how the performers managed to maintain their social identity in this experiment.

In a society where authenticity and privacy become endangered it is important to find ways to access our vulnerabilities and doubts, to Read more →

Categories: Research
Good Rei! Yes, Angry Women becomes a vehicle for personal expression through anger. You captured that idea very well. However more details about the work and some image illustrations are helpful as well to support your argument.

Video Selfie


Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 04:04:54 pm

@ Bala's OSS


Video Selfie:  Using your iPhone or computer with photo booth (or similar Webcam video software), create a one minute video of yourself that constructs your selfie as an “artistic alter ego:” the artist or designer you want/choose/aspire to be!

To go about doing this, I had to understand what an alter ego was.

“Your alter ego is the Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

Discovering Anger as a State of Mind Through Social Broadcasting with Annie Abraham's Angry Women

Daphne Tan

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 03:09:08 pm


Anger as a State of Mind

Anger, an expression, an emotion, a state of mind, the heat the rises from your gut, that irritates and exemplifies when another one adds an irrelevant comment. The frowns, the screams that are associated with the deep emotion is the expression of anger. Perhaps a slow-boiling ball of fire slowly eating you up on the Read more →

Categories: Research
Tags: writings
Excellent! Without specifically defining social broadcasting, you expressed it perfectly with the Annie Abrahams quote about solving problems collectively. Social broadcasting is when we can broadcast collectively, from our own unique locations, not just one person broadcasting themselves out to an audience, such as on Facebook Live. As you point out, Annie Abrahams uses social broadcasting in the third space to allow women a platform for venting their anger. I though you did a particularly great job of analyzing female anger and describing how it was focused into this work.

The Real Me

Cecilia HyunJae Cho

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 03:07:33 pm


For my video selfie, I chose to record my self taking off my “disguise” and showing my real self. This is because when I was asked to make a video that would capture my “artistic alter-ego”, I thought what kind of artist do I want to be. The answer was simple, an artist who was confident, brave, and strong. But Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project


Nadiah Raman

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 12:42:56 pm

@ ♡♡♡♡♡

This video plays around the idea of the inner child in me. People use to get excited over chocolates and all things happy, but now, as an adult, they tend to find joy in drinking and such. The joy they experience is reminiscent of the happiness they received over small things, as a child.

Categories: Micro-Project

What does the Internet say about us?

Cecilia HyunJae Cho

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 12:23:48 pm


“I am not a performer, I use performance to do research.

I am not a researcher, I use research in my performance pieces.

I am a performer who uses research as a medium.

I am a performer researching encounters.”

— 03 2011 Annie Abrahams

Annie Abrahams is a performance artist born in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands in 1954. She has a doctoral in biology from the University of Utrecht and a Read more →

Categories: Research
Very nice! You have an excellent understanding of the work of Annie Abrahams, and the way she uses the Internet to test the nature of our online interactions. And not just the clean ones, but the messy ones as well, the disconnections, and the errors we constantly experience in the online world. You began your essay with her quote about being/not being a researcher, etc. I would have liked to see you comment on that specifically, since it is such an evocative statement.


EC Chee

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 02:08:44 am

@ 遠き世に

Despite pursuing a career in art, Annie Abrahams’ training as a biologist shines through, where she engages “in research and reflection as an integral part of (her) practice” (Jamieson, 2008). Angry Women, in true scientific fashion, thus features a combination of a controlled space, controlled directives, and variable test subjects, with the objective of observing the nature of communication and Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent, and you perfectly captured how Abrahams achieves expressiveness in her artworks by enabling the participants to be themselves through the medium of the Internet which can sometimes be unpredictable and even chaotic.



Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 01:45:25 am

@ Jasmine

The performers are so occupied by their interactions, that they don’t have time to negotiate their image as they normally would on the Internet and so, almost without being aware of it, they show their vulnerabilities and doubts, their messy and sloppy sides, their “hidden code”. -Annie Abrahams, Trapped to Reveal – On webcam mediated communication and collaboration

Annie Abrahams is a Dutch Read more →

Categories: Research
Yes you are right, Abrahams work allows the participants a certain freedom that is very expressive. It would be helpful to have more specific detail of the performance of Angry Women, what do you think of this piece and is it a work you would feel comfortable performing?

Micro-Project #9 - Video Selfie


Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 01:14:02 am

@ Jasmine

This video shows the process of me writing all sorts of qualities I wish I possess in the eyes of others on a mask, to eventually wearing the mask and framing the camera at an angle as if taking a selfie. The action of wearing the mask shows how my alter ego may not be completely representational of who I Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

Angry Women and their Entanglement

Su Xian

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 12:26:31 am

@ Shu

Annie Abraham’s Angry Women is a piece hosted on webcam. The webcam acts as a facilitator for the women’s anger. The purpose of this artwork is to make a stand on female anger through angry discussions on the internet. Five performances were carried out with a full womans panel. Another had only men and the other two mixed with female. Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good observation of how work such as Annie Abrahams can allow us to think about our own entanglements, disruptions, frustrations and even anger on the Internet. What do you think of Angry Women? Is it a piece you would want to participate in? Do you think it has value as a way for women to vent their frustration? These are important questions the piece is exploring.