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September 20, 2006

Annie Abrahams


Am I an artwork? Performance

Am I an artwork? Yes, no, maybe. Suis-je une oeuvre d'art? Oui, non, peut-ętre.

Am I an artwork? was commissioned by the FRACLR in 2002. The piece (in perl) collected visitor reactions and traced them by IP to influence the colours of the page layout. This was a way to point to the fact that the visitor wasn't anonymous, something a lot of visitors weren't aware of in 2002. More important, and still actual, the piece permitted to openly ask if a piece of "net art" could be "art" on the site of an official French art institution.

On the 24th of September all the French entries of the piece will be read in public during a performance in the show called "Chauffe Marcel !" organised by the same art institution. Two microphones will be placed about 10 meters one from another. One will be used to amplify the "yes" phrases the other the "no" phrases.

Performance: lecture/combat :: 24 September 2006 11.00h, la Panacée, 14 rue de l'école de pharmacie, Montpellier, France. in the show "Chauffe Marcel ! " subtitle "L'imitation de Marcel Duchamp". Curator : Emmanuel Latreille, director of the FRAC Languedoc Roussillon. The performance will be followed by a special guided visit of the show by Emmanuel Latreille its curator.

Posted by jo at September 20, 2006 11:19 AM