[NetBehaviour] Crisis at the ICA: Ekow Eshun¹s Experiment in Deinstitutionalisation

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Feb 11 14:26:52 CET 2010

Hey everyone,

Don't forget about our opening tomorrow evening at furtherfield's HTTP 
Gallery - all are invited, whether you are chasing one's own spectre or 

I know I mentioned it yesterday, but we want you to share in the beer, 
wine and decent art :-)


If not you not me' exhibition by Annie Abrahams - update.

This Friday evening, 6.30-9pm
'If not you not me', an exhibition of networked performance art by Annie 
Abrahams opens with 3 live performances at HTTP Gallery in London

We hope to see you there.

Ruth Catlow has written an essay to accompany the exhibition

Where social networking sites make us think of communication as clean 
and transparent, Abrahams creates an Internet of feeling - of agitation, 
collusion, ardour and apprehension. This exhibition presents three new 
collaborative works alongside documentation of recent networked 
performances created and curated by the artist.

Exhibition Details:

If not you not me
by Annie Abrahams

Open 12 February - 20 March 2010
Open Thursday - Saturday, 12-5pm
Private view and performances:
Friday, 12 February 2010, 6.30-9pm

All are welcome to come along this Friday evening, 6.30-9pm

How to get to HTTP Gallery

About Annie Abrahams

Annie Abrahams was born to a farming family in a rural village in the 
Netherlands. She obtained a doctorate in biology in 1978 and found that 
her observations of monkeys inspired curiosity about human interactions. 
After leaving an academic post, she trained as an artist and moved to 
France, where she became interested in using computers to construct and 
document her painting installations. She began experimenting with 
networked performance and making art for the Internet in the mid 1990s. 
Her work has since returned to the questions raised by the monkeys, 
concentrating on the possibilities and limitations of communication on 
the Internet. She has performed and shown work extensively in France, 
including at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and in many international 
galleries including among others Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, 
Spain; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and the Armenian Center 
for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan; festivals such as the Moscow 
Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, and on 
online platforms such as Rhizome.org and Turbulence.

About HTTP Gallery
HTTP Gallery, near North London's thriving Green Lanes area, is
Furtherfield.org's dedicated space for media art. Furtherfield.org
provides platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about
experimental practices in art, technology and social change.
Furtherfield.org and HTTP Gallery are supported by Arts Council England,

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