Intima | Igor Štromajer


Ajda Tomazin & Igor Štromajer: EatingMy#Self[ie]
– public space video (17′ 48″ / loop)
Frankfurt, 2014

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Artist Talk

To find the art, you multiply the time by the square of the force

– Artist Talk / Public Lecture Presentation by Igor Štromajer

Centre for Creative Arts
School of Communication, Arts & Critical Enquiry
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, March 20th 2014

Make Love Not Art

Renowned media artist Igor Štromajer to talk at La Trobe

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NET.ARTography, Group Exhibition


NET.ARTography, Group Exhibition
Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany
7 March – 21 April 2014
Curated by Gustavo Romano

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Artists: (Eva & Franco Mattes); Ivan Abreu; Amy Alexander; Marcel·lí Antúnez; Kim Asendorf; Lucas Bambozzi; Ryan Barone; Giselle Beiguelman; Amy Berk; Luther Blissett; Natalie Bookchin; Christophe Bruno; Maite Cajaraville; Martin John Callanan; Azahara Cerezo; Paolo Cirio; Arcángel Constantini; Vuk Cosic; Andy Cox; Critical Art Ensemble; Minerva Cuevas; Young-Hae Chang; Santiago Echeverry; Vadim Epstein; Evru; Fiambrera Obrera; Gonzalo Frasca; Belén Gache; Dora García; Daniel García Andújar; Gazira Babeli; Emilio Gomáriz; Ethan Ham; Luis Hernández Galván; Robin Hewlett; Steev Hise; Ricardo Iglesias; Daniel Jacoby; Sergi Jordá; Scott Kildall; Ben Kinsley; La Société Anonyme (José Luis Brea); Joan Leandre; Les Liens Invisibles; Olia Lialina; Rogelio López Cuenca; Iván Lozano; Alessandro Ludovico; Peter Luining; Fernando Llanos; Brian Mackern; Miltos Manetas; Rafael Marchetti; Iván Marino; Antonio Mendoza; Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga; Antoni Muntadas; Mark Napier; Eduardo Navas; Santiago Ortiz; Christian Oyarzún; Paolo Pedercini (Molleindustria); Raquel Rennó; Ricardo Barreto & Paula Perissinotto; Gustavo Romano; Benjamin Rosenbaum; Mario Santamaría; Santo_File (David Casacuberta & Marco Bellinzoni); Mark Shepard; Alexei Shulgin; Mark Skwarek; Darren Solomon; Stanza; Nathaniel Stern; Igor Štromajer; Taller d’Intangibles (Jaume Ferrer & David Gómez); Philipp W. Teister; The Electronic Disturbance Theater; The Yes Men; Thomson & Craighead; Eugenio Tisselli; Ubermorgen; Sander Veenhof; Elo Vega; Angie Waller.

The works shown in this exhibition of the internationally most relevant net artists belong to the collection of NETescopio, iniciated in 2008 and since then constantly developed by the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art of Extremadura and Latin America – MEIAC, Badajoz. With NETescopio, the MEIAC is a pioneer in the availability of an Internet accessible art collection beyond the physical presence of the actual Museum. A selection of 120, partly no longer accessible, key works covers the panorama of net art production from the 1990s until today. This exhibition is in this sense a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the net art tendencies and their aesthetics. The main objective of the NETescopio archive, which makes also a historical classification of the collected works, is the preservation of the works, characterized by the incorporation of a large numbers of Spanish and Latin American net artists.

The curator Gustavo Romano has distinguished three strategies of artistic appropriation of the Internet with their various formats:


During the web´s early years the artists started to experiment with the new medium and dealt with the possibilities of interactivity, the use of interfaces and alternative browsers. It is in the first years of web art, which can be seen in this category, that show a greater radicalism with a stress on experimentation and the deconstruction of the medium.


The reuse of symbolic materials and artistic reactions to existing content play a key role in this work. In digital media information can be reproduced and manipulated, developing constant mutation. This poses in discourses to copy, original and authorship, as well as to owner and collector of net art. The artist’s role on the web is of a “redirector” of information.


These works refer to artistic intervention in a new public space, the “Internet”, which involve commonly used sites such as Wikipedia or Google Maps, which parody or subvert private pages, in order to undermine them through artistic contexts. Stealthily infiltration of the user’s computer or other computer systems is discussed here. The artist slips here into the role of spies, intruders and solitary flaneurs.


Igor Štromajer participating with:
online project, 1997 – 2011

Characterised by aesthetics which evoke a post-Cold War era in which the side-effects of that war continue to be present on the Internet, re:volution offers itself to us as a machine, a platform for the public to use to comfortably drive the revolution. This is a revolution which, according to the words of our guide, a child named GTA (Great Teacher and Astronaut), has still not been successful, and for which we must keep fighting, armed with out powerful new weapon of war: e-mail.
The project is full of media and consumer icons, political icons from a nostalgic modern era today transformed into clip art, which circulate like devalued information on the Internet. The re-combination of these materials seems to reveal the decadence of power to us: far from those grand speeches and monumental events, they are reduced to tiny 8-bit files.


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Social Networks as Platforms for Media Art

Social Networks as Platforms for Media Art
– Media Art and Digital Culture Workshop with Igor Štromajer / Masterclass

Centre for Creative Arts
School of Communication, Arts & Critical Enquiry
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday March 18th 2014

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GRO Gallery
FB: GRO galleri, Campus Allegro
Jakobstad, Finland

14 March – 13 April 2014

Artists: Florian Grond, Stefano Marotta, Roberto Russo, Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman, Arjan Pregl, Marcin Ramocki, Christian Rupp, Owen Smith, Igor Štromajer, Joakim Hansson, Tom Kerševan, Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango.

Igor Štromajer‘s 0§n–3¦é×F= Miᆠexhibited at the GRO Gallery, Finland.

Defragmentation is a term which comes from technology. More specifically, it is related to the computer data storage system and concerns the process of rearranging data in order to speed up data retrieval. Upon reflection, this type of optimization simply means a more efficient use of the potential of such a device. Potential is not just something that is planned as part of the product design, it has a maximum, finite value. It is based on specific parameters, and determined only by existing needs and inventiveness/creativity. By rearranging data on the computer disk, thereby taking into consideration the device’s environment and record history, we create new electrical states, which mean a better device and progress in relation to the previous state.


+ Photos from the opening

The time and space which contemporary art occupies and in which it manifests itself also has potential of its own. The artist applies his or her creativity to rearrange it into different abstract and material structures. It draws upon a limited space and time for the sole reason of causing change in a given and opportune moment. This change is not irrelevant because it signifies progress. In the context of the showcased artworks and artists, defragmentation is therefore a word which highlights the process as something which necessarily improves on the previous state, an invention, art.

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Nocoj sem za trenutek vskočil v Kulturo na enki. Modrih (tudi rdečih, roza in turkiznih) misli pa imam vsaj še za dve uri. Ob naslednji priložnosti. └☉✚☉┘
➠ e-#knjiga je objavljena, @javna_agencija_za_knjigo RS jo lahko vključi v program Slovenije, gostje FFM @buchmesse 2022. Je že v mestu, tudi prevoda v nemščino ne potrebuje :) ● 3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá✚, Kindle izdaja računalniško generirane #poezije: ● sto in ena pesem, 107 strani ● izbor pesmi je objavljen tudi na spletni strani @ludliteratura .si/avtor/igor-stromajer
2018 & 2019 selfies: "If I were an artist, this is how I'd look like" ➠
[Art on the mobile phone display] 📲 Neues für #Wap: #Kunst im Handydisplay ● Christiane Wettig, Net Business Magazin, München, 26. Juni 2000 soNet – WAP sei Dank, jetzt gibt es sogar Kunst für #Handys. wap.sonnet – microbe.4/ ist die wahrscheinlich erste WAP-Kunst der Welt. Igor Štromajer heisst der Schöpfer des telematischen Werkes, das mit einfachsten Mitteln über das Leben in den Zeiten des WAP berichtet. Da wird geflüstert, geschwiegen und gestorben, werden Zahlen zu Menschen oder verwandeln sich Klammern und Sternchen in Gefühle. Ein Rätsel mit und über die neue Technologie und eine kleine, freche Eulenspiegelei. Denn bislang haben vor allem Geschäftsleute und Technikfreaks teuere WAP-Handys, und die benutzen ihre Telefone in erster Linie ganz pragmatisch. “Plötzlich prallen sie auf das WAP-#Sonnet, haben keine Ahnung, wofür es ist und was sie mit der sinnlosen Information machen sollen”, schmunzelt der 32-jährigen Slowene. “Ich bringe also Geschäftsleute durcheinander und erzähle ihnen vom Bruch in der #Kommunikation.” Dass er für seine Arbeit nur die eingeschränkten Möglichkeiten einer Handytastatur zur Verfügung hat, findet der preisgekrönte Netzkünstler “wunderbar”. Dennoch will er keine weitere “WAP-Art” machen. “WAP ist tot, die dritte Handygeneration wird komplett interaktiv und multimedial sein.” ➠
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If you're an online curator, act like one! Seriously, I mean, khm, this is a bit embarrassing, but anyway: if you and your gallery are forced to put your next show online due to the virus, sure, cool, do it, it's practical to have everything at hand while quarantined, but please, please don't be sluggish and don't just throw everything into a facebook album and claim it's an exhibition. There are hundreds of practical examples of – and theoretical reflections on – various forms of online shows, www projects, networked art events, etc., lots and lots of diverse references dating back to the 1970s, not to mention the 1990s and later. Simply throwing all the photos into one facebook album is not an online exhibition, only the 'nouveau en ligne' think it is. Don't be ignorant, do your research, learn, be innovative (at least make a website), do your work. Beside that, art looks much better on instagram. If you're an online curator, act like one!  ●


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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