“Love Without Mercy”
Public presentation / Artist talk
Saturday, 11 December 2010 at 8 pm
Venue: Cultural Center CK, Skopje
Presenting the project Ballettikka Internettikka (2001-2011) by Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman.
In collaboration with Kontrapunkt, Skopje; deschooling.classroom(o^o) and TkH – Centre for Performing Arts Theory and Practice, Belgrade.
“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 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.
Authors: Igor Štromajer and Brane Zorman
Theoretical Adviser: Bojana Kunst
From 2001 to 2010 nineteen major Ballettikka Internettikka actions were performed:
– Net Ballet – Internet, 2001
– Ballet Net – The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia, 2002
– M-III Robot Ballet – Bergen International Theatre, Bergen, Norway, 2003
– BRVI – Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka – Television Slovenia – Cultural Program, U3, 2003
– Autto Mobillikka – Ljubljana Motorway Ring, Slovenia, 2003
– Illegallikka Robottikka – Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy, 2004
– BEO Guerrillikka – National Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005
– VolksNetBallet – Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany, 2006
– Portraits – Internet, 2007
– Aeronauttikka – Internet, 2007
– RenminNetBallet – Hong Kong City Hall, 2007
– Stattikka – CYNETart, Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, 2007
– Olymppikka – Internet, Fire Polygon, 2008
– Hydraullikka – Plaza del Rey, Madrid, Spain, 2008
– Intermenttikka – Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2008
– Norddikka – Svalbard, Norway, Arctic Ocean, 2008/2009
– Nipponnikka – Minami Torishima, Japan, Pacific Ocean, 2009
– Insecttikka – Hamburg, Germany / Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010
– SubAquattikka – ZOO Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010
Ballettikka Internettikka is a co-production of Intima Virtual Base (www.intima.org) and Cona (www.cona.si) 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, Arts Council Korea, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Cultural Service Department, Netherlands Media Art Institute, the Municipality of Madrid, the Municipality of Dresden, the Municipality of Belgrade, the Municipality of Ljubljana, Epson.
– is an intimate mobile communicator and media artist. He researches intimate emotional tactics and traumatic low-tech guerrilla strategies. He has shown his work at more than a hundred exhibitions in fifty countries on all the continents and received a number of awards. His artworks are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid; Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia; Computerfinearts Gallery, New York; Maribor Art Gallery and others.
– is a composer and sound manipulator. Between 1982 and 1986 he was frontman for the Slovene punk group O!KULT. He is a pioneer of the Slovene techno music scene. Since 1987, he has been composing music for both Slovenian and international theatre, dance and multimedia performances and projects, and has made guest appearances throughout Europe. Recently he works with Irena Pivka on a series of audio-visual installations and the Radio Cona – temporary radio station for contemporary art.