[spectre] Press Release and Launch CyPosium - the book

Annie Abrahams bram.org at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 09:11:28 CET 2014

CyPosium - the book, Press Release + Launch December 12, 7PM. Platform,
Munich and online.

New Book Explores Live Performance on the Internet

A new book exploring the field of cyberformance - live performance events
that connect remote participants via the internet - offers a variety of
perspectives on this multi-disciplinary live art form.

CyPosium - the book presents selected material from the CyPosium, a one-day
online symposium organised in October 2012 to discuss cyberformance.
Artists from a range of backgrounds have experimented in this field for as
long as they have had access to the internet, and the CyPosium sought to
remember and celebrate some of this ephemeral and pioneering work.

The 12-hour event consisted of online presentations and facilitated
discussions, and attracted an audience from around the world who engaged in
a lively, vibrant real-time conversation. CyPosium - the book continues and
expands on this discussion by presenting texts, chat log excerpts,
discussion transcripts, edited email conversations, creative chat excerpt
essays and illustrations from the event, along with responses to the event.

This book will be of interest to practitioners, students and researchers of
digital and online arts. While its focus is live performance, the
contributors hail from a wide range of practice both online and offline,
and their writing illustrates the hybrid nature of contemporary arts
involving digital technologies. Music, dance, poetry, sound art and the
visual arts all feature, as well as entertainment and social practices such
as computer games, virtual worlds and online dating. Common themes that
emerged during the CyPosium are also present in the book, such as the
changing role of the audience; intimacy in the online environment; and
mortality. This breadth of form and content reflects the ever-increasing
ubiquity of the internet and digital technologies in our daily lives as
well as our arts practices.
Edited by Annie Abrahams and Helen Varley Jamieson, the contributors are
Adriene Jenik, Alan Sondheim, Alberto Vazquez, Annie Abrahams, Auriea
Harvey and Michaël Samyn, Cherry Truluck, Clara Gomes, Helen Varley
Jamieson, James Cunningham, Joseph DeLappe, Liz Bryce, Maria
Chatzichristodoulou, Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič, Miljana Perić, Rob Myers,
Roger Mills, Ruth Catlow, Stephen A. Schrum and Suzon Fuks.

CyPosium - the book is published by Link Editions, in partnership with La
Panacée, Montpellier, as part of “Open”, a series of catalogues, essay
collections and pamphlets co-published with partner institutions. It is
available as a print-on-demand paperback, e-book and downloadable PDF.

Order your copy via Lulu or Amazon: linkeditions.tumblr.com/cyposium

Read the ebook:

Downloadable PDF:

For further information contact:
Helen Varley Jamieson ( helenatcreative-catalyst.com ) and / or Annie
Abrahams ( bram.orgatgmail.com )
We are very happy to be able to invite you to  the
Launch of CyPosium – the book, with online performative readings.
Friday 12 December, 7PM.
Gastatelier, PLATFORM
Kistlerhofstr. 70 > Haus 60 > 3. Stock
81379 München

and online from 7.45 PM.

in the frame of an evening of networked performance (
https://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/cyposium-the-book-launch/) and
exhibition tour of the exhibition Net Work (
organised by Gretta Louw
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