Last October I blagged some funds to visit Sète, in the South of France, to review a exhibition by Annie Abrahams whose work, fragile and beautiful networked performances using webcams and proprietary software that is always on the point of giving out, I love. I had four hours at the private view where I knew no-one except Annie and she was obviously very busy. I made a lot of notes, took numerous photographs and then about an hour and a half in I started to draw the pieces in the cheap ball pen with which I had been taking notes. The pictures were notes to myself about how the way the work looked made me feel. On my return home I realised that I, at least, quite liked looking at the drawings and I made a couple more considered and worked images in pastel from my photos. In addition to the two conventional articles I wrote about the show I made a visual essay which is posted on Despite Abraham's agreement and support the editors of MIRAJ have just turned down my request to illustrate my forthcoming review article of the show with drawings rather than photos, a sad bit of academic/bureaucratic conservatism.

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