by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro

In DISTANT FEELINGS #6 we will bring together people from their different locations in the world, to share 15 minutes of togetherness across the network. We will meditate on who/what where “we” are, when we are connected to others while remaining silent with our eyes closed in front of our webcams. The experiment will be projected in front of the conference audience in Malta, where two people will be participating live on stage. A special sound file with participant reactions on former DISTANT FEELINGS sessions will accompany the performance. DISTANT FEELINGS – an ever-changing re-enactment of our intra-action with machines.DISTANT FEELINGS is a project developed by Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro.The project brings together the three artists, based in France, United States and Portugal,respectively in a series of online encounters which through time, since 2015, evolved into an online ritual of contemplation on our situation of being together while separated. Activated yearly since its 4th iteration (December, 2017), the project has also been shown in other contexts, opening up to the participation of anyone interested in joining (online). It emerges of the intersection of their artistic practices: the investigation of the possibilities and limits of communication under networked conditions by Annie Abrahams and the research on methods for creating live, movement based, performative work using telecommunication technologies by Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro in LAND PROJECT.