Intima | Igor Štromajer

Ballettikka Internettikka Hydraullikka

Ballettikka Internettikka Hydraullikka
Eros-Thanatos RoboBallet

by Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman

Les Rencontres Internationales, Madrid (Plaza del Rey, 10 May 2008 at 10 PM)

Pressing, flattening and grinding two fragile robots-in-love by merciless heavy hydraulic press machine.


low-res preview | hi-res DVD available

watch the video in higher quality / fullscreen (Vimeo)

watch the video (YouTube)


Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman

Original soundtrack composed and performed by
MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System

Camera by
Igor Štromajer, Brane Zorman, Robi Klančnik

Theoretical Adviser
Bojana Kunst

Nathalie Hénon, Jean-François Rettig

Produced by
Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts
in collaboration with
BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System, Ljubljana
roARaTorio, Paris
Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid

Ljubljana, Slovenia / Madrid, Spain
10 May 2008, 10 PM

Supported by
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia



+ Press Photos (300 dpi)

+ informacija v slovenščini (PDF)


Internet broadcast (using 5 synchronized cameras) from Gorenje, Velenje, Slovenia to Plaza del Rey (Baile electrónico / Bal numérique, public urban screening), Madrid, Spain (10 May 2008).

+ Hydraullikka Testing (April 2008)


Special thanks to

Gorenje Group, Velenje, Slovenia –
– Uršula Menih Dokl, Director of Public Relations Department
– Dr. Blaž Nardin, General Manager, Gorenje Toolmaking
– Marko Klinc, Technical Manager, Gorenje Toolmaking

Arturo Enrique Moreno Reyes, Vlado Gotvan Repnik (GVR babaLAN), Janez Janša (Aksioma)

Complejo El Aguila | Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia | Ministerio de cultura | Instituto Cervantes | Filmoteca Española



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Igor Štromajer aka intima is a pseudo-/para-/proto-artist. He has shown his work at more than two hundred fifty exhibitions, festivals and biennials worldwide, among others at the transmediale, ISEA, EMAF, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Futurelab, V2_, IMPAKT, CYNETART, Manifesta, FILE, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Hamburg Kunsthalle, ARCO, Banff Centre, Les Rencontres Internationales, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, etc.

His works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the MNCA Reina Sofía in Madrid, Computer Fine Arts in New York, and UGM:

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