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a=tF² · Kiblix 2022

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

• an apocalyptic electric landscape (situation / exhibition)2-1_567643Love and Peace • group exhibition, part of the KIBLIX – 10th International Festival of Art, Technology, and Science
Kibla Portal, Maribor
16 November – 30 December 2022

• opening: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 at 7 pm
• opening times → Mon–Fri: 15:00–19:00

• curators: Aleksandra Kostič and Peter Tomaž Dobrila
• in memory of Aleksandra Kostič

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technologia morta • still tech

Memory serves to deceive, to betray us, to misrepresent rather than paint and describe the past. A deceitful memory does not offer an authentic image of the past of which it speaks, but always only a deceptive, a fraudulent, fabricated, and distorted image.

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“Watch out for false artists. They come to you in artists’ clothing, but inwardly they are lifeless algorithms.”
— Mathview 7:15

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“For the 10th anniversary of KIBLA PORTAL, the largest independent exhibition space for contemporary art, the curators of the festival Aleksandra Kostič and Peter Tomaž Dobrila decided to gather the production of the RUK network and highlight the designs and creations of local artists. In an era of media unification, closing of distribution channels of the World Wide Web, deplatforming, bans and censorship, restriction and exclusion, opening our eyes and awakening, »good morning« seems like a curse word. Or at least a call for prosecution. That there is no place for art and having your own opinion in World War III is a pretext for the convinced and the resigned, for the withdrawn and the insufficient, for the surrendered and the cobbled-together, for whom we at KIBLIX have been opening the channels of a future coming true since the beginning, in 2022. On the 20th anniversary of KIBLIX, we flirt with the here and now, looking back and looking forward.
We have used all the means at our disposal to do so. The way they are. Confronting the works that stem from the postulates of consideration, reflection and radiation, openness and collaboration, mutuality and respect, ideas and action – all this was just a push towards assembling the parts into a coherent community and opening up spaces to realize projects with knowledge and knowing, creativity and ingenuity, research and experimentation, and with the materials and resources at our disposal.”

Invited artists: BridA, Tanja Vujinović, Toni Soprano – Meneglejte, Aphra Tesla, Marko Batista, Ana Pečar, Igor Štromajer, Nataša Berk.

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3¦×Fń · CME_i.22

3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá+
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one hundred and one poems
co-written by a human and a machine

Compressed Mobile Edition CME_i.22
(for mobile phones and tablets)
October 2022

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(971 kb)

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Igor Štromajer

+ other (extended) versions: intima.org/101

retour à la nature

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retour à la nature
by Igor Štromajer

30 hand drawings with a computer mouse

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brush: 1 pix
hardness: 100%
Logitech Marathon Mouse M705

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3¦×Fń | SoundCloud

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3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià+
SoundCloud version

8 tracks, post-¹, proto-², algorithmic, meta-pop³

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HKW Berlin 2022

Rencontres Internationales Berlin
[group exhibition / screening]
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Berlin, 16–21 August 2022

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

Štromajer‘s video is shown in the auditorium of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of the Berlin edition of the 2022 Rencontres Internationales – New Cinema and Contemporary Art; on Sunday, 21 August 2022 from 12pm to 3pm

• curated by Natalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig

“Because the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.”

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Documentary approaches, experimental fictions, videos, hybrid and multimedia forms: the Rencontres Internationales Berlin is a 6-day laboratory of discovery and reflection dedicated to contemporary practices of the moving image.

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The Rencontres Internationales trace unique features and convergences of new cinema and contemporary art, investigate new cinematic practices and critical approaches.

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[news] ƒ(x)=ax³+bx²+cx+d

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Igor Štromajer with Sakrowski
Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana
28 June – 22 July 2022

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TV SLO, Kultura, 29/06/2022 (Nataša Žunić)

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Mladina, 01/07/2022 (foto: Sunčan Stone)

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Kultura, Sofia BG

Krassimir Terziev
Internet From Antiquity to the Present Day
From 0.html by Igor Štromajer to Cube.Zero by Štromajer and Sakrowski
(in Bulgarian)

Kultura – Portal for Culture, Art and Society
8 June 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Terziev writes about the exhibition ⊡.gif by Igor Štromajer with Sakrowski:
Gallery Gallery / Галерия Галерия, Sofia, Bulgaria; curated by Albena Baeva and Rene Beekman
19 May – 3 September 2022

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Красимир Терзиев
Интернет от древността до наши дни
От 0.html на Игор Щромайер до Cube.Zerо на Щромайер и Сакровски

Два проекта в галерия „Галерия“ и „Площадка“, 19 май–3 септември 2022 г., куратори Албена Баева и Рене Беекман

Списание Култура – портал за култура, изкуство и общество
София, 8.6.2022

Aksioma · ƒ(x)=ax³+bx²+cx+d

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ƒ(x)=ax³+bx²+cx+d

Igor Štromajer
with Sakrowski
exhibition aksioma.org/fx

Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana
· opening: Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 7 pm
· exhibition: 28 June – 22 July 2022

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↑ Photo: Domen Pal / Aksioma [more photos]

In the exhibition, the central role is occupied by a 1 m³ unsuccessfully depoliticized concrete cube [NFC – non-fungible cube; concrete block/non-chained] balanced on one of its vertices, representing the transposition into a physical space of the iconic gif animation created by Štromajer in 1996 and recreated in 2021 for AR environments by art historian and curator Sakrowski. The first two iterations of this trilogy complete the installation by materialising on the screens of visitors’ electronic devices.

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↑ Photo: Domen Pal / Aksioma [more photos]

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.

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↑ Photo: Domen Pal / Aksioma [more photos]

Author of concrete cube and animated gif: Igor Štromajer
Authors of AR cube: Štromajer • Sakrowski

Production of concrete cube:
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2022
Manufacture: Samo Kralj

Production of AR cube:
openAR – Augmented Reality Platform, Berlin, 2021
Production of animated gif:
Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 1996

Production of the exhibition:
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2022

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana

Special thanks to Anja Planišček, Irena Pivka and Vlado G. Repnik.

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↑ Photo: Domen Pal / Aksioma [more photos]

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⊡.gif ▸ Gallery Gallery, Sofia

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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.


Igor Štromajer: ⊡.gif, gallery Gallery
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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