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What does the Internet say about us?

Cecilia HyunJae Cho

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

@ C.C.H.J.CHO

“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.

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING??

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.

ANGRY WOMEN

Jasmine

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

Jasmine

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

@ Jasmine

https://vimeo.com/261161374

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
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Video Selfie: Binge Porn

Su Xian

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 12:43:19 am

@ Shu

https://vimeo.com/261080501

Video Selfie: Binge Porn is a candid one-minute artistic video selfie on my obscure desire to junk binge assuming my mukbang digital alter ego. It plays on the notions of Food Porn and mukbang personalities that have assimilated into the isolation of those who eat behind their computer screens. Live developed film filter takes you back to a time where Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
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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.

Video selfie: Hello! Its not me

ROS FARZANA

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 12:06:40 am

@ Farz

These days social media has forced us to comfort to a certain image that we think we should be. For example, women are expected to be pretty and wear makeup to be socially(or virtually) popular.  Men check to see if their hair is in place before they post a photo on Facebook or Instagram.

My video selfie is about conforming to Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Tags: selfie | video
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Alter Ego - Colour Ghost

Felicia Chua Qin Ying

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 11:54:38 pm

@ FELICIA CHUA

https://youtu.be/7EcHbT-ia_w

In this 1 minute short clip, I am a (rainbow) Ghost.

What’s so great about being a ghost, you ask? Ghosts are just a figment of the imagination, yes. But think about it, whats not great about not having any responsibilities? Have no care in the world, and you can float around happy and be nonchalant. Studies? Relationships? Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
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I Am Not Me

EC Chee

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 11:45:12 pm

@ 遠き世に

once more do we come to start anew, where the waves ebb and flow, eroding what it can, with what little power it has, until the seas dry up, leaving nothing but flecks of salt, flecks of sand

and just like that, we keep suspending thought again, and again, till we are decisive, for you, me, the world, and all of Meaning

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Categories: Micro-Project
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@youthfulyue

Tan Yue Ling

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 11:27:18 pm

@ Moon Walker.

https://vimeo.com/261128924

For my 1 minute video selfie, I decided to do one of those Take On Me video memes with the icon head turn at the start. The original music video by a-ha depicted two settings, one being real life and one being an sketchy, illustrated fictional setting. By applying this outline filter, I wanted to show that I like to Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
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