Igor Štromajer presenting Ballettikka Internettikka (Internet Ballet by I. Štromajer and Brane Zorman) at the K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie, Tanzplan Hamburg @ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany (in collaboration with the University of Hamburg, Performance Studies Dept.) – on Tuesday, 13 April 2010 at 7.30 PM.
Lecture-presentation, artist talk (in English language). Public event.
K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg
Jarrestr. 20, 22303 Hamburg
(Štromajer Hamburg reference: Hamburg Kunsthalle, 1997)
Ballettikka Internettikka is a series of tactical art projects which began in 2001 with the exploration of Internet ballet. It explores wireless Internet ballet performances combined with guerrilla tactics and mobile live Internet broadcasting strategies. Ballettikka Internettikka uses impossible connections to develop the possible strategies of resistance and disobedience. The project participates in the already existing protocols of communication, yet without being servile to these protocols, it opens up links between emotionality and technology, production and ethics, desire and organization, imagination and institution. The distribution of politics and intimacy without any reason and purpose, with the use of limited, defined, and controlled protocols is a dystopia and an unsubmissive revolt to the world of capital, which can be disarmed only by the use of its own tactics.
“We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight them on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”
Ballettikka Internettikka is a co-production of Intima Virtual Base and Cona 2001–2010, and Aksioma 2003.
In the years 2001–2010 the project was financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Spain, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Norsk Kulturfond Norway, Arts Council Korea, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Cultural Service Department, the Municipality of Madrid, the Municipality of Dresden, the Municipality of Belgrade, the Municipality of Ljubljana, Epson.
About the presenter:
Igor Štromajer (www.intima.org) is a multimedia artist and intimate mobile communicator. He researches tactical emotional states and intimate traumatic low-tech guerrilla strategies. He has exhibited his work at more than a hundred exhibitions in fifty countries and received a number of awards (Hamburg, Dresden, Moscow, Belfort etc). As guest-artist he lectures at universities and contemporary art institutes worldwide. His works are included in the permanent collections of numerous prestigious contemporary art institutions, museums and galleries (Centre national d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Moderna galerija – the Slovene Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Computerfinearts Gallery – net and media art collection, New York, USA etc).