Intima | Igor Štromajer

Proto-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction

Proto-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction

The matrix creates, the body reproduces. In the trans-gender artifice, art objects are reproductions of the iterations of the matrix — a matrix that uses the body as a parallax to represent ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the rationalization of the electronic environment, the matrix is superseding a point where it will be free from the body to realize immersions into the parameters of the delphic artifice. Work of Proto-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction contains 10 minimal java engines (also referred to as “memes”) that enable the user to make political audio/visual compositions.

– measuring chains, constructing realities
– putting into place forms
– a matrix of illusion and disillusion
– a strange attracting force
– so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it

Igor Štromajer‘s work investigates the nuances of modulations through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the generative nature of digital media. Štromajer explores abstract and boring scenery as motifs to describe the idea of cyber-intuitive artifice. Using radical loops, non-linear narratives, and allegorical images as patterns, Štromajer creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of space…

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● dynamically generated by The Market-O-Matic (1.0) [fine arts version]


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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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