This project benefits from financial support by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (aide à la maquette du DICRéAM (09)), by the Région Languedoc Roussillon (aide à la création multimédia)(09), and from a residency at the CNES La Chartreuse, Villeneuve lez Avignion.
The project is supported by Domaine d'O, domaine départemental d'art et de culture (Hérault, le manège.mons/CECN, HTTP gallery Londres, Kawenga territoires numériques (Montpellier), ConnaiSciences (Montpellier) and Nu2s (Barcelone).
Technological partner : Théâtre Paris-Villette / x-réseau.

Shifts, interruptions, cuts, flux variations, temporary vacuums and coding errors in and between the images, are the aesthetic materials of the performance that will translate the possibilities and the limits of our capacities to be together in a cyberized environment.


Sources / Background


Recherche / Etudes / Related


Device: Several performers, each in his,her own webcam station, execute a performance protocol. Their images and sounds are combined into a single video projection. From their isolated positions, scattered in space, they share a space of expression and responsibility, a playground, a laboratory.
Interface developped with Red5 open source software.


Trapped to Reveal – On webcam mediated communication and collaboration : An exposition concerning my collaborative webcam performance projects, focussing on / trying to determine the special aspects of machine mediated communication and collaboration.
Article published in the Journal for Artistic Research An online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.

Beyond (spectacle) - test
Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer
testing live scripting by the public

Arnolfini Bristol – Performance Writing Weekend – ELMCIP Seminar
video, info, txt written by the public

Duet - Satz 1, 2, 3 et 4, deuxième partie de Conversations between Antye Greie (aka AGF) et Annie Abrahams.


Angry Women Performance series avec 24 femmes.


Article : Exercises in remote collaboration – Huis Clos / No Exit – (or, “how cyberformance reveals intimacy”) for ISEA2011 Istanbul.


12 - 15 January 2011 Workshop  Huis Clos / No Exit - On Collaboration Session 3, CNRR/TPM and INGEMEDIA/University -Sud Toulon-Var.
Participants: students in technologie and acting.


Workshop Huis Clos / No Exit - Training for a better world, 6 - 10 December, école nationale supérieure d’art Villa Arson, Nice.
Invited by Christian Vialard.

Love from MeetingS - ConversationS on Vimeo.
A Meeting is a Meeting is a Meeting, 9 Domestic Streaming performances with Antye Greie (aka AGF) for the North by North Western Arts Festival, Wigan UK. 5 - 14/08/2010.

Experimental residency with Estelle Senay (x-réseau théâtre Paris - Villette) in CNES la Chartreuse from March 8 till March 13 2010.

Performance resulting from a workshop On Collaboration II March 2 at 19h during the presentation of Huis Clos / No Exit at Kawenga Montpellier. Video on vimeo.
I would like to use the CoCOco CO song of the end again.

On Collaboration I, January 25th 2010, 19 - 21h, Workshop at Kawenga, Montpellier. With Mathias Beyler, theater director, Laurent Marseault of, Thierry Serdane, researcher in Sciences Information-COM, M.Simon Benhamou, researcher in behavioral ecology and Elisabeth Roland-Thiers doctorante in experimental cognitive psychology.


Glitch in the Australian perception of Double Blind (love) Telematic performance of 4h30min 29 novembre 2009 between Montpellier and Asheville US.

Tit for Tat – Performance Study
September 25 2009 10.45 PM. Telematic performance between Théâtre d'O in Montpellier and the Théâtre of Clermont l'Hérault. Event for the European Researchers Night.


Nov. 17 - 23 2008 Technical and performative studies during International Laboratory Interactive digital media on stage organized by NU2's in L’Animal a l’Esquena, in Celrà, Spain.
The laboratory in L’Animal a l’Esquena

Maria Claudia in front of her webcam station during a test.

3 Studies :

History of the project : Information April 2009 .html , April 2010 .pdf in French.

One the puppet of the other performance with Nicolas Frespech Mai 26 2007, Centre Pompidou Paris. This project is the starting point for Huis Clos / No Exit.