Sais pas comment m'y prendre, sais pas Don't know how to tackle it, don't know

Faut peut être pas m'écouter You probably shouldn't listen to me, shouldn't listen to yourself
je voudrais vous toucher – toucher vers vous, vous I would like to touch you, to touch in your direction, yours

je voudrais I would like
tu voudrais you would like

me toucher, touchez moi
TOUCHEZ MOI to touch me, touch me, TOUCH ME

Vers toi, de loin In your direction,
from a distance ne me touchez pas don't touch me
ne vous approchez pas, ne frôle pas mes limites, don't come close, don't feather my limits,

chaque parole m'éloigne de toi every word from you estranges me more

je te touche, tu me touches, au-delà de l'espace on se touche, pourtant mes doigts ne sentent rien I touch you, you touch me, we touch beyond space and still my fingers don't feel a thing
... non touché, je te sens, toi, toi qui es loin, toi qui es partout, qui t'étales derrière et même devant ...not-touched, I feel you, you, you far away, everywhere,
you who spreads behind and even in front
toi dans moi, je te touche you in me I touch

lentement, avec attention, sinon je te perds slowly, with attention, if not I will lose you

restez, touchez, ne partez pas stay, touch, don't leave

quand je te touche, tu me touches when I touch you, you touch me
il, elle me touche he, she touches me
le monde me touche the world touches me

Barrière Obstacle Obstruction Hindrance

Ce monde qui est trop violent, trop vulgaire This world that is too violent, too vulgar

Ma peau est déjà le dehors My skin is already outside

est déjà … is already...

ma chair, ma chère, mon cher my flesh, my dear, my dearest

Ne me touchez pas DON'T touch me

pas pas pas don't don't don't pas PAS don't

touche touch

je te touche I touch you
I hardly dare
je n'ose presque pas

je te touche ! I touch you!

collective writing

Annie Abrahams :
recent events
collectif writing
, performance, net art, video, poetry.

Being Human 2007
Being Human 2006
Being Human 2005
Being Human 2004
Being Human 2003
Being Human 1997/1998
Visit via BramTV 2005-2022

images of work fom 1989 on flickr painting/installation/computer drawings
video on vimeo of performances and independant

articles and interviews
artworks overview

Can the essence of a website called Being Human created between 1997 and 2007, be translated into a book in 2023?
Being Human . een bloemlezing . an anthology - a book.
ISBN: 978909037631, 160 pages, A5, hardcover, 2023.

bam & une,deuil multilingual animated poetry - slow is beautiful - optimised for cell phones - best watched full screen

Utterings is a group / band experimenting with utterings as a language: Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US) and Nerina Cocchi (BE). Now: Monday's 18h CET monthly practice Open to all

Constallationsss Sessions brainwish/storm/wash. Avec Pascale Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Carin Klonowski, Alice Lenay et Gwen Samidouste. Sessions de désir/tempête/lavage cérébraux.

Distant Movements with Muriel Piqué & Daniel Pinheiro. On online togetherness and guided movements. Online dance & performance research.

Online En-semble – Entanglement Training Online performance directed by Annie Abrahams with Antye Greie, Helen Varley Jamieson, Soyung Lee, Huong Ngô, Daniel Pinheiro and Igor Stromajer, Art of the Networked Practice symposium, Singapore.

Wh(o/at) arranges When. / Qu(o)i agence Quand. VR Performance residency.

besides, Online performances On Object Agency with Martina Ruhsam.

Distant Feeling(s) Online performance series with Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro.  From estranger to e-stranger? What language does to you or not.

Want to know more on how I practice the relation art/science in my performance art, the role of its audience, what intimacy in networked performances and to be a female artist means to me, read this interview done by Maria Chatzichristodoulou in 2010.  It is still actual!


Touch is the space of the gap, not the connection.

Communication is never clean, smooth and transparent.