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Working Class in England

The Condition of the Working Class in England
robotic lecture-performance
Live Internet Broadcast

by Igor Štromajer (artistic collaborator: Vlado G. Repnik)

Friday, 12 September 2008 at 8 PM
Open Graphic Art Studio – Museum of the City Skopje
3rd Upgrade!International meeting / exhibition details

“Working Men! To you I dedicate a work, a faithful picture of your condition, of your sufferings and struggles, of your hopes and prospects. I wanted to see you in your own homes, to observe you in your everyday life, to chat with you on your condition and grievances, to witness your struggles against the social and political power of your oppressors. Having, at the same time, ample opportunity to watch the middle-classes, your opponents, I soon came to the conclusion that you are perfectly right in expecting no support whatever from them. Their interest is diametrically opposed to yours. Their doings give them the lie. Have they ever paid any serious attention to your grievances? Not they indeed, those are things they do not like to speak of — they have left it to a foreigner to inform the civilised world of the degrading situation you have to live in. Go on then, as you have done hitherto. Much remains to be undergone; be firm, be undaunted — your success is certain, and no step you will have to take in your onward march will be lost to our common cause, the cause of Humanity!”

Marxists Internet Archive / Intima Virtual Base, September 2008

# still images from live internet broadcast e-performance

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The Condition of the Working Class in England
(Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England)
by
Friedrich Engels


# front cover of original pamphlet

Written: September 1844 to March 1845
Published in Leipzig in 1845
The English edition (authorised by Engels) was published in 1887 in New York and in London in 1891
Source: Panther Edition, 1969, from text provided by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism, Moscow
Transcribed by Tim Delaney in 1998

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3rd Upgrade!International meeting
11 – 14 September 2008, Skopje, Macedonia

The meeting theme “Chain Reaction” illustrates the network itself, the way it works and functions, correlates and interacts. The Upgrade! International started as a creative spark that gradually grew into an international group of nodes influencing each other continually through permanent communication. The meeting gathers Upgrade! nodes into one core event in Macedonia and will hopefully cause a positive chain reaction. Upgrade! network gathers annually or bi-annually, each time in a different city for a festival by artists who participated in the Upgrade! meetings around the world.

The artistic program comprises 6 parts: Exhibition, Public interventions, Live a/v performances, Performances, Screening program, Lectures, Workshops


Friedrich Engels

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3rd Upgrade!International meeting organized by

Line Initiative and movement
ul. Mile Pop Jordanov, 40/11, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Project development and coordination:
Elena Veljanovska, Cveta Spasova, Antonio Dimitrov

Project production:
Tino Sotirovski, Ivana Dragsic, Jelena Trajkoska

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Residence | @arselectronica Center / Future Lab, Linz: http://residence.aec.at. It's a bit hard to access this old, hidden — and certainly completely forgotten — URL in a desktop browser (privacy error, but you can overpass it), I had more luck on the phone (screenshots). It's certainly an amazing find: it contains some of the rare online works before the year 2000 which I was unable to find at the current AE Future Lab website https://ars.electronica.art/futurelab/en. It's a pity that they don't take proper care of the past and older works they have on their servers. It also says a lot about how much new and recent works are actually worth and what fate awaits them in a few years.
Still in the basement, reorganizing my archive. Today's find: @artpress.revue, November 1999, Annick Bureaud, Utopies distribuées; and my 'e/motion HELP – is there anybody out there?'
The days are hot, so I'm cooling down in the basement while reorganizing my archive: @beauxarts_magazin, November 2003 – Sprinkling Menstrual Navigator becoming part of the @centrepompidou permanent collection
Tidying and reorganizing my archive, because it's too messy and I can't find things. The 1999 COMTECart (@cynetart today) Festival catalog had a cover with a graphic from my work b.ALT.ica. The poster as well, but I can't find it.

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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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