The F_CUBE · Der F_WÜRFEL
by Igor Štromajer
Frankfurt am Main
Over a period of seven consecutive days, between ∾⫛ and ⇋∾ March 2022, Štromajer secretly brought seven analogue and one digital artworks to seven art spaces in Frankfurt and exhibited them there unnoticed. Their fate is unknown.
↝ Invasive exhibitions (alphabetically and chronologically / photo and video):
 Frankfurter Kunstverein
 Kunstverein Familie Montez
 MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST
 Schirn Kunsthalle
In 1996, Štromajer used an animated gif (64⨯64 pixels) of a spinning cube in his first net art work 0.html.
25 years later, Sakrowski redesigned this iconic file into an augmented reality artwork.
In February and March 2022, Štromajer produced seven post-blockchain non-fungible cubes from the original gif and secretly exhibited them, along with a digital cube, at seven Frankfurt art venues.
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7 post-blockchain NFCs (non-fungible cubes irl), hand-converted from a 1996 animated gif
The NFC, 2022
post-blockchain NFC (non-fungible cube)
anodized titanium and aluminium
cube: 1 cm³, platform: 2 cm²
edition of 7
1) In 1996, Štromajer used an animated gif (64⨯64 pixels) of a spinning cube in his first net art work 0.html.
2) 25 years later, Sakrowski redesigned this iconic file into an augmented reality artwork.
3) In February 2022, Štromajer produced seven post-blockchain NFCs (non-fungible cubes) from the original gif.
↝ Štromajer, 1996
AR Cube.Zero ↝ Sakrowski
(Štromajer Sakrowski), 2021
3000 xDai, edition of 3
A cubic function is a function of the form ƒ(x)=ax³+bx²+cx+d where the coefficients a, b, c and d are complex numbers, and the variable x takes real values, and a≠0. It is both a polynomial function of degree three, and a real function. Setting ƒ(x)=0 produces a cubic equation of the form ax³+bx²+cx+d=0.
December 2021 edition
33 computer-generated and computer-read (TTS) poems by Igor Štromajer and his computers
• read in Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish language
one hundred and one poems co-written by a human and a machine
other versions (txt, audio, video, etc.)
4th One-Off Moving Image Festival
7–14 November 2021
Noemata, Valencia (Spain) + Gol (Norway) + online
• One-second movies, off takes, and 60 seconds movies on the theme ‘After Is Now’
• One-Off Festival is part of The Wrong biennale nº5 (1 November 2021 – 1 March 2022), the movies are screened on the One-Off channel at The Wrong TV
• 11–18 November 2021 ⇢ AOS – arebyte on screen
Author: Igor Štromajer
4:3, 1 sec, 1920 x 1440 pix, stereo
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[post-¹ proto-² algorithmic meta-pop³] pseudo-concert by Igor Štromajer & his computers
⊷ live at and from panke.gallery, Berlin
Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 18:00 (Berlin time)
lyrics: computer-generated · text-to-singing · sung by computers
music: procedurally generated · performed by computers
• YouTube live / video doc (32 min)
• Instagram Live Video (30 minutes)
• FB Event
Exhibition at panke.gallery ⇢ a=tF² by Igor Štromajer, 9–30 October 2021
a=tF² ⇢ To find the art (a), you multiply the time (t) by the square of the force (F²)
panke.gallery, Gerichtstr. 23, Hof V, 13347 Berlin Wedding
Toyota – Beyond Good and Evil
radiophonic a=tF² (from 1993)
Radio Slovenija, Program Ars
Monday, 19 July 2021 at 22:05
Toyota – onkraj dobrega in zla
radiofonska a=tF² (iz leta 1993)
Radio Slovenija, 3. program, Program Ars
Ponedeljek, 19. julija 2021 ob 22:05
Authors: Bojana Kunst & Igor Štromajer
Reader: Blanka Hohnjec
Master of Sound: Branko Kosi
Producer: Gabrijela Lučka Gruden
Production: Cultural and Artistic Programme of Radio Maribor / Kulturno-umetniški program Radia Maribor, 1993
Duration: 30 min
Zentrum für Netzkunst (Center for Net Art)
Calculating Control: (Net)Art and Cybernetics
exhibitions and research project
April – October 2001
Exhibition: Situating Cybernetics
30 April – 9 May 2021
Haus der Statistik & online
Symposium: Between Techno-Euphoria and Regimes of Surveillance
1–3 May 2021
Haus der Statistik & online
unConference: Embodied Cybernetics in Everyday Life (Mimetics, Empathy, and Hacking)
21–23 May 2021
Haus der Statistik
18 September – 3 October 2021
panke.gallery & online
1 May 2001 –
From 1970 to 1989, Haus der Statistik operated as the Central Administrative Headquarters for Statistics in the German Democratic Republic: an institution for the cybernetic regulation of society and everyday life.
Working from the site-specific history of Haus der Statistik, Calculating Control explores the impact of cybernetics on artistic and social practices, networks, and technology. Connecting Haus der Statistik with other locations and histories of cybernetic ideals, Calculating Control draws a trajectory from this building to contemporary algorithmic practices and their socio-political effects, many of which mark a crucial point of reference for netart.
As an artistic practice of network society, netart traces systems of cybernetic administration and renders their forms visible and subject to revision. Over the duration of six months, Calculating Control will unravel cybernetic thinking in the space of two separate exhibitions, a symposium, an unconference, as well as an online journal.