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Иgor Щromajer
with Sakrowski

Gallery Gallery / Галерия Галерия, Sofia, Bulgaria
19 May – 3 September 2022
Opening: 19 May 2022, 7 pm at Ploshtadka

curators
Albena Baeva & Rene Beekman

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In 1996, Igor Štromajer created his first work of net art; 0.html. The work was an elaborate game-like interactive story in which Machiavelli, Nietsche, Hobbes, Tito, Kraftwerk and Neil Armstrong, among others, have cameos.

German curator and theorist Inke Arns wrote that “0.html is an archive of historical techno imagination, world politics and a grain of melancholy. At the end of the tour through this complex project, Štromajer confronts the visitor with the following words: ‘Internet is the most primitive medium ever’.”

0.html was deleted as part of the Expunction project in 2011.

However, one visual element from this legendary work survived; the rotating cube. The original file is a 64 by 64 pixel gif animation of a cube that rotates on one of its corners.

In February and March 2022, Štromajer produced seven post-blockchain non-fungible cubes (NFC) from the original gif and secretly exhibited them at seven Frankfurt art venues; AtelierFrankruft, basis, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, Portikus and Schirn Kunsthalle.

Now, 25 years after the original work was produced, Sakrowski, art historian, director and curator of router.gallery and the panke.gallery in Berlin, redesigned this iconic animation into an augmented reality (AR) artwork under the title Cube.Zero.


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Sakrowski & Štromajer: Cube.Zero, Ploshtadka

This spring, starting on 19 May, Štromajer presents ⊡.gif at Gallery Gallery; the original 64 by 64 pixel animated rotating cube is shown at the router gallery and the brand-new AR work Cube.Zero by Štromajer & Sakrowski at Ploshtadka. The exhibition will continue throughout the summer.

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Gallery Gallery / Галерия Галерия is the first gallery that is exclusively focused on digital art in Bulgaria. All exhibitions at the gallery are shown in a virtual exhibition space.

Ploshtadka / Площадка is the new virtual sculpture park of gallery Gallery. It shows digital sculptures visible to visitors’ mobile devices through augmented reality. It is a natural continuation of a digital exhibition space and the permanent collection of gallery Gallery.

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Rencontres Internationales, Paris 2022

Rencontres Internationales
new cinema and contemporary art
Paris, 2–8 May 2022

Opening night:
Louxor Palais du cinéma, Paris
Monday, 2 May 2022, 7:30 pm

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↑ Igor Štromajer: Igor Štromajer in conversation with Igor Štromajer (video, 40:42)

Štromajer‘s video is shown in the Data Dream section of the exhibition at Galerie Rue Française as part of the Rencontres Internationales festival.

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Les Rencontres Internationales traces the specificities and convergences of artistic practices between new cinema and contemporary art, examines new artistic forms and their critical approaches, and provides the necessary time for points of view to meet and be exchanged.

ruef4Galerie Rue Française
plateforme créative pour l’art
3 rue Française, 75001 Paris
Saturday, 7 May 2022 from 1 to 7 pm

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Festival locations: Beaux-Arts de Paris, Louvre auditorium, Centre Pompidou, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Rue Française, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Goethe Institut

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With the support of DRAC Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture, CNC Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Conseil Régional d’Île-de-France, Ville de Paris, Cité internationale des arts, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Rue Française, Goethe-Institut Paris, Center Wallonie Bruxelles, Austrian Cultural Forum, Arte, etc.

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The F_CUBE

The F_CUBE · Der F_WÜRFEL
by Igor Štromajer
Frankfurt am Main
March 2022

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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):

[1] Atelierfrankfurt
date: ∾⫛/03/2022


[2] basis
date: ∾⌆/03/2022


[3] Frankfurter Kunstverein
date: ∾⋪/03/2022


[4] Kunstverein Familie Montez
date: ∾⊶/03/2022


[5] MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST
date: ∾∴/03/2022


[6] Portikus
date: ∾∸/03/2022


[7] Schirn Kunsthalle
date: ⇋∾/03/2022

The Cube:

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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35th Stuttgarter Filmwinter

35th Stuttgart Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media
Stuttgart, 7–16 January 2022

Media in Space & Network Culture
Expanded Media Exhibition
Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart

TOGETHER
a festival for all and none

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Igor Štromajer participating with 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+ • eight computer/procedurally-generated post-¹, proto-², algorithmic, meta-pop³ pseudo-songs • video set

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3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+ is a procedurally generated meta-pop music and video set by Igor Štromajer and his computers, both sung and performed by them. The lyrics for the songs were code extracted from jpeg images and converted into texts. The music was procedurally/computer-generated using various algorithms and applications that automatically converted the lyrics to music (text-to-music) and combined the resulting music with the sung lyrics. In the same process, the lyrics themselves became singable, they were given melodies (text-to-singing).

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Expanded Media Podcast • Text/Concept: Sara Dahme, Music/Mix: Michael Fiedler • Network Culture 5: 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+

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↑ 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+ (Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart)
Photo: Daniela Wolf

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↑ 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+ (Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart)
Photo: Daniela Wolf

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Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart
Photo: Daniela Wolf

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Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart
Photo: Daniela Wolf

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Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart
Photo: Daniela Wolf

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↑ 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+ (Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart)

Videos:

1. ×kX‹-+Ô[ô |Ń‚xăö9 (3:59)
2. ×›lëśßwp^Ů ßc W (3:22)
3. -ľH°¦Y˙7y=¹^=Q _-Můě (3:44)
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One-Off Moving Image Festival 2021

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

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Author: Igor Štromajer
4:3, 1 sec, 1920 x 1440 pix, stereo

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└⦿✚⦿┘ live ⇢ panke.gallery Berlin

3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+
[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)

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lyrics: computer-generated · text-to-singing · sung by computers
music: procedurally generated · performed by computers

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YouTube live / video doc (32 min)

Instagram Live Video (30 minutes)

FB Event

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Exhibition at panke.gallerya=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

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a=tF² · panke.gallery · Berlin

a=tF²
solo exhibition by Igor Štromajer

panke.gallery, Berlin
curator: Sakrowski

opening: Saturday, 9 October 2021 at 7 pm
exhibition: 9–30 October 2021

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To find the art (a), you multiply the time (t) by the square of the force (F²).

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“Watch out for false artists. They come to you in artists’ clothing, but inwardly they are lifeless algorithms.”
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• panke.gallery FB Event
• FB Photo Album

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panke.gallery
Gerichtstraße 23
Hof 5
13347 Berlin Wedding

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opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday | 3 pm – 7 pm

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openar.art ⇢ Cube.Zero

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platform launch & group show
panke.gallery, Berlin

opening: 29 August 2021, 3–10 pm
exhibition: 29 August – 14 September 2021
(open: Wednesday–Saturday, 3–7 pm)

artists:
Alexandra Leykauf, Alessandro Valentino, Christin Haupt, Dirk Paesmans, Esben Holk, Hannah Rumstedt, Igor Štromajer, Jelena Viskovic, Jeremy Bailey, Joachim Blank, Milena Zuccarelli, Tamás Páll, Tereza Havlíkova, Tuğçe Yücetürk, Wiebke Hurrelmann & t.b.a.

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concept: Sakrowski / Jeremy Bailey
coding: Vincent van Uffelen
design: Larissa Wunderlich
poster/batches design: Anna Luise Lorenz
infrastructure: !Mediengruppe Bitnik
contributors: Ela Kagel, Noemi Garay

Cube.Zero

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ŠTROMAJER 1996 – SAKROWSKI 2021
Dimensions: 1m³ (1×1×1 m)
Edition of 3
Price: € 3000

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In 1996, Štromajer used an animated gif of a spinning cube in his first net art work 0.html. 25 years later, Sakrowski reprogrammed and remodeled it into an augmented reality artwork.

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On the occasion of the launch of the new platform openar.art, panke.gallery presents a hybrid group exhibition with experimental Augmented Reality works. The open platform makes it easy to exhibit, collect and discuss Augmented Reality works and allows artists to sell their works as NFTs. Since the platform is organized as a cooperative, profits will be shared among the artists. As part of the project openAR, the exhibition and platform have been developed in collaboration between workshop participants and digital artists Jeremy Bailey, Sarah Buser and Tamás Páll. The works examine the possibilities of AR technology in artistic applications. Visual, acoustic and performative Augmented Reality formats can be experienced in the exhibition.

Supported by Neustart Kultur & Canada Council for the Arts

REALIZE! RESIST! REACT!

REALIZE! RESIST! REACT!
Performance and Politics in the 1990s in the Post-Yugoslav Context
SPOZNANJE! UPOR! REAKCIJA!

24 June – 3 October 2021
Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM)

Curator: Bojana Piškur
Guest curators: Linda Gusia | Jasna Jakšić | Vida Knežević | Nita Luci | Asja Mandić | Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski | Ivana Vaseva | Rok Vevar | Jasmina Založnik

Jasmina Založnik o razstavi Spoznanje! Upor! Reakcija!
Rok Vevar o razstavi Spoznanje! Upor! Reakcija!

Eros Ars System – theatrical installation by Bojana Kunst & Igor Štromajer 
actors: Petra Govc, Polona Juh, Rastko Krošl, Boris Mihalj
Gledališče Glej | The Glej Theatre, Ljubljana 1990
Photo: Bojan Golčar

The research and mapping project of political performance of the 1990s seeks to shed light on what political performance actually was in the post-Yugoslav context. Specifically, what did performance, then an already established art form in the Western world, bring to, mean, or change in the broader field of art of the 1990s? Can one actually talk about “performance beyond the political”?

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ON.KRAJ/BE.YOND – intimate performance by Bojana Kunst & Igor Štromajer
performer: Nika Ločniškar
Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana 1997
Photo: Bojan Golčar

What is evident in the Slovenia of the 1990s is the absence of emancipatory left-wing politics, a growing marginalization of the working class, and civil society’s inability to reform as a motor of new politics, to shake off the logic of its 1980s struggle and rise above the horizon of neoliberalism.

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Igor Štromajer: Homo Theatralis
CID, Stari Glej, Ljubljana 1989

One of the questions raised by our research was whether a withdrawal into the apolitical (even in art) is ever possible in a complex political environment.

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Igor Štromajer: Homo Theatralis
CID Ljubljana, Stari Glej 1989
Photo: Franjo Štromajer

Participants:
Arkzin | Art Publishing group (Bojan Bahić & Sanda Hnatjuk) | Autonomna tvornica kulture – Attack! (Autonomous Cultural Center – Attack!) | Maja Bajević | Damir Bartol Indoš | Aleksandar Battista Ilić, Ivana Keser, Tomislav Gotovac | Faruk Begolli | Matjaž Berger | Goran Bertok | Iva-Matija Bitanga & Bijesne gliste | Zoran Bogdanović | Marko Brecelj | Mateja Bučar | Centar za izveduvački umetnosti Multimedia (Performing Arts Center Multimedia) | Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju (Center for Cultural Decontamination) | Suzana Cerić & Anela Šabić | Predrag Čančar | Ivica Čuljak (Satan Panonski) | Dah Teatar | Danica Dakić | Vlasta Delimar | Iskra Dimitrova | Dodona Teatri (Dodona Theater) | Eclipse | Feral Tribune | Tomislav Gotovac | Igor Grubić | Grupa Elementi (Biljana Petrovska Isijanin, Ljupčo Isijanin) | Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid | Kemal Hadžić | Jusuf Hadžifejzović | Emil Hrvatin (Janez Janša) | Ištvan Išt Huzjan | Irwin | Sanja Iveković | Sanjin Jukić | Robert Jankuloski | Ante Jurić | Božidar Jurjević | Kanal 103 | KOHA | Zlatko Kopljar | Marko Košnik, Inštitut Egon March (Egon March Institute) | Marko A. Kovačič | Ema Kugler | Bojana Kunst & Igor Štromajer | Laibach | Le Cheval | Led art | Maja Licul | Goran Lišnjić (LEBENSFORMER) | Magnet | Mala Stanica | Saša Marković Mikrob | Goranka Matić | MAXUMIM (Ajna Arnautalić, Eldina Begić, Suzana Cerić, Alma Fazlić, Zlatan Filipović, Anur Hadžiomerspahić, Almir Kurt, Damir Nikšić, Hamdija Pašić, Samir Plasto, Rachel Rossner, Anela Šabić, Nebojša Šerić Shoba, Dejan Vekić) | Ana Miljanić | Mirovni inštitut (The Peace Institute) | Mladina | Peter Mlakar | Montažstroj | Mreža za Metelkovo (The Metelkova Network) | Oliver Musovik | Muzej biciklističkog ustanka (Museum of the Bicycle Uprising) | Nepopravljivi optimisti (The Incorrigible Optimists) | Novi kolektivizem (New Collectivism) | NSK | Edin Numankadić | Organizirane ženske skupine Slovenije (Organized Women’s Groups of Slovenia) | Irena Paskali | Nusret Pašić | Marko Peljhan | Alenka Pirman, Vuk Ćosić, Irena Woelle | Tadej Pogačar | Ivana Popović | Arjan Pregl, Miha Štrukelj, Marko Zatler | Franc Purg | Agim Qena | Radio Študent | Vlado G. Repnik | Sarajevski New Primitivs (Sarajevo New Primitivs) | Schmrtz Teatar | Enes Sivac | Mustafa Skopljak | Maja Smrekar | Soros centar za sovremena umetnost Skopje (Soros Center for Contemporary Arts Skopje) | Aleksandar Stankoski et al. | Mladen Stilinović | Sven Stilinović | Saša Stojanović | Alma Suljević | Bojan Šarčević | Nebojša Šerić Shoba | Škart | Ive Tabar | Radoslav Tadić | Slaven Tolj | Igor Toševski | Srđan Veljović | Vreme | Sonja Vukićević | Petar Waldegg | Žene u crnom (Women in Black) | Dunja Zupančič::Draga Živadinov::Miha Turšič | Janja Žvegelj

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↑↓ from the exhibition in Moderna galerija, 2021; photo: Dejan Habicht

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