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), and from a residency at the CNES La Chartreuse, Villeneuve lez Avignion.
The project is supported by le manège.mons/CECN, HTTP Londres, Kawenga territoires numériques (Montpellier), ConnaiSciences (Montpellier) and Nu2s (Barcelone) - International Laboratory “Interactive digital media on stage” - 17-25 Nov. 2008 - L’animal a l’esquena, Celra.
Technological partner : Théâtre Paris-Villette / x-réseau.


Second workshop and presentation
11 - 15 October 2010
CECN Le manège.mons/Technocité, Mons (BE)
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Telematic Performance / Experiment investigating communication and relational dynamics in a dispersed group. Session 1.

Concept, design, writing, production : Annie Abrahams
Coding : Estelle Senay, x-réseau / Théâtre Paris-Villette
Concerned presence : Mathias Beyler, director

Communication is never clean, smooth and transparant.

Presentation of work in progress:

March 11 2010 6.30 PM
Salle du Tinel
La Chartreuse-Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle
Villeneuve lez Avignon

With Philippe Arcos, Jerome Garnier, Valérie Paüs, Christophe Poudenx, Stephanie Coquillon and Thomas Rousselot.

6 Fragile, isolated, different webcam stations (Style Startrek, Louise Bourgeois, White Cube, Thomas Hirshorn ...) Inside each an actor executes a performance protocol after one day of preparation. The webcam images of the 6 actors are projected as a mosaic on a screen about 10 meters wide. The actors share the responsibility for this common visual and sound space.

Fiche technique(FR)for the performance .pdf
Installation map in the le Tinel salle .jpg
Protocole(FR)for the performance .pdf
Text(FR)On Collaboration used during the performance .pdf

Photos Alexandre Nollet - La Chartreuse. More on Flickr


English translation .txt.

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Number 4, can you describe the face of your ex boyfriend? Number 2, can you sing us a lullaby? ...

Huis Clos / No Exit - On Collaboration Session 2 October 11-15 2010, CECN Le manège.mons/Technocité, Mons (BE) Photos, protocole, text here.

Session 3 12 - 15 January 2011 CNRR/TPM and INGEMEDIA/University -Sud Toulon-Var. Photos, protocole, text here.

Huis Clos / No Exit - On Collaboration is part of the Huis Clos / No Exit artistic research project by Annie Abrahams

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 our vulnerability in our attempts to communicate in a cyberized environment.