Intima | Igor Štromajer

ISEA2011 panel: Voicing Electronic Arts

ISEA2011 panel:
Voicing Electronic Arts

The panel will address complexities of voice in the current digital and networked moment of electronic art by bringing to the fore the dynamic relationship between technique and technology and culture, by including theorists and artists in the panel discussion.

Chair: Prof. Norie Neumark
Presenters: Nermin Saybasili, Igor Štromajer, Isabelle Arvers

Date: Friday, 16 September, 2011 (09:00 – 10:30)
Location: Sabanci Center Room 1, Levent

Igor Štromajer ISEA2011 Profile Page:

ISEA2011 Istanbul – The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, 14-21 September 2011

There is an uncanny quality to voice in electronic arts, viscerally carrying bodily intimacies to the listener through physical spaces, yet dislocated from the speaker’s body through reproduction and transmission. The digital voice is paradoxically human and machinic – intimate and intense,  as it connects subjectivities on the one hand and the digitally abstract on the other hand,  as it passes through machines on to the other. Whether voices call to us across the internet, or across the smaller space of an installation, or from the small screen of machinima, media artists have found this paradoxical and uncanny quality alluring and have worked with it across a range of media and emotional ranges. While voice is often discussed in a political and metaphorical sense (giving people a voice through media) the aim of this panel is to address the aesthetics of voice in media art. Voice, with all its paradoxes and ambiguities, is over-ripe for the theoretical and arttistic engagement that Roland Barthes invited with his now very familiar concept of grain of the voice.  And voice with its intimacies, its intensities, its aesthetic richness, is all the more diverse and complex in the age when grain has become granular synthesis. Voice moves across and defines spaces and relationships, it resonates and re-sounds. It invokes, provokes, convokes. The panel will address such complexities of voice in the current digital and networked moment of electronic art by bringing to the fore the dynamic relationship between technique and technology and culture, by including theorists and artists in the panel discussion.


@juspar [1] and now quoting Galloway [2]: “Code is the only language that is executable”. Does what it says. #code #chun [3] #netpol1010

Paper Abstract by Igor Štromajer

([1] Jussi Parrikka; [2] Alexander R. Galloway; [3] Wendy Chun –!/juspar/status/28433378847) html>head
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Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base – is an intimate mobile communicator, a multimedia artist. His oeuvre comprises nearly 150 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 (1997-2011). 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 prestigious art institutions, among them Le Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Musee 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 and the Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia. His multimedia projects research emotional tactics, and intimate political guerrilla and traumatic low-tech communication strategies. As a guest artist he lectures at universities and contemporary art institutes in Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia.

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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:

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