Intima | Igor Štromajer

For Action’s Sake

“For Action’s Sake”
at the Santa Fe Complex; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Manipulated Image #11: First Year Anniversary Celebration

15 video artists from 10 countries | Online performances from Hamburg and Sweden | Performances by 12 local artists

Friday, March 12, 2010; 6:30pm – 11pm
Tickets: $10 (includes food and reception)
Read more:
+ Download the PDF catalogue of the event (1 MB)

Alysse Stepanian: “For Action’s Sake”

Arthur Danto distinguishes two different political responses to “the danger of art.” One system controls and censors art, and the other excludes it “from the class of dangerous acts.” He adds, “In the one system, the artist, however conformist, is incipiently a rebel. In the other system, every rebel, however dangerous, is incipiently a conformist. In the one system, the political prison is the standing risk. In the other a Presidential Ceremony with a Citation for Excellence is the standing promise.”*
The first year anniversary show of Manipulated Image, For Action’s Sake, considers the confluence of art and politics. Direct and indirect references are made to the role of mass media in the present, and its relationship to Machiavellian and Fascistic politics. A play on words, the title references “art for art’s sake,” the failure of Modernism to fulfill its promise of bringing social change, and the persecution of avant-garde artists by the Nazis and Stalin, as they bore the stigma of the “degenerate” and “unofficial.” For Action’s Sake contrasts autotelic individuals with those driven by external influences such as power and comfort, who in the end are left unfulfilled and alienated.
* The Politics of Imagination, The Lindley Lecture, University of Kansas, October 29, 1988, pgs. 13-14

SF.HH.SF by Igor Štromajer (Intimate Internet Performance)
Webcams Live from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
9:50 PM UTC-7, Friday, 12 March 2010

Via Hamburg, Germany
5:50 AM UTC+1, Saturday, 13 March 2010
Back to Santa Fe Complex, New Mexico, USA
9:50 PM UTC-7, Friday, 12 March 2010

Projection of the “SF.NM.SF” – live internet performance by I. Štromajer
Location: Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; 12 March 2010
Event: Manipulated Image #11, “For Action’s Sake”
Pics from the event: Alysse Stepanian

Igor Stromajer (Intima Virtual Base – is an intimate mobile communicator. His oeuvre comprises nearly 100 projects presented at more than 100 exhibitions in 50 countries on all the continents. The two most widely known are Ballettikka Internettikka and Oppera Internettikka (1997–2010). He has received several awards for his work (in Moscow, Hamburg, Dresden, Belfort, Madrid and Maribor), and his projects form part of the permanent collections of the prestigious art institutions, among them Le Centre national d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne in Paris, France; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia; the Computerfinearts Gallery – net and media art collection in New York, USA; the Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia). His multimedia projects research tactical emotional states, intimate political guerrilla, and traumatic low-tech strategies. He lectures as a guest artist at universities and contemporary art institutes in Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia.

“I believe in intimacy, individualism, emotions, frustrations, traumas, artificiality, communication, impossibility, mobility, montage, radicality, sensibility, silence, strategy, tactics, tears, orgasm, concept, pleasure, fantasies, philosophy, transfer, utopia and angels. I do not believe in media, tourism and the end.”

In cooperation with VideoChannel
NewMediaFest’2010: 10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
Co-curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne & Alysse Stepanian

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork: cologne –
VideoChannel –
NewMediafest’2010 –

Filed under: ART WORKS, EXHIBITIONS, , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ballettikka Internettikka 2001–2021 ● March 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of our first net.ballet live streaming online performance ➠ by Igor @iintima & @branezorman
└☉✚☉┘ 300 ATF² (ⵚ$ 537,212.00 = 176,773 kWh = 103,129 KgCO₂)
Endémico versus Global – exposición colectiva; Galería Perimetral del Parque Juan H. Sánchez / Morales, San Luis Potosí, #México; producida por #C3 – Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Enero - Marzo 2021
Ballettikka Internettikka 2001–2021 ● March 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of our first net.ballet live streaming online performance ➠ by Igor @iintima & @branezorman
Ballettikka Internettikka 2001–2021 ● This year marks the 20th anniversary of our first net.ballet live streaming online performance ➠ by Igor @iintima & @branezorman
#Weibo └☉✚☉┘ 斯洛文尼亚的卢布尔雅那美术馆正在举行线上展览《病毒的自画像》,展览的章节包括脸、口罩、政治风景、新公共空间、亲密关系、日常事物、回忆和等待。
░ ▄ █ ▀ ▌  ̲ - ̲ -
RC toy submarine + 🐠 ➠ Ballettikka Internettikka: SubAquattikka, Ljubljana Zoo, 2010
Back in 2013, I had a solo at MNAC – the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. Today Google found several photos of the exhibition on a commercial stock-photo website. Watermarked and for sale. I'm not kidding.
a=tF² #clubhouse
➠ magnet car 🧲⚪ silent movie, 1923: comedy actor Snub Pollard
└☉✚☉┘ ♡ └☉✚☉┘
<html><body>└☉✚☉┘</body></html>  ●


Igor Štromajer aka intima 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:

Powered by a=tF²