Artist at Work: Proximity of Art and Capitalism

In her new book, Bojana Kunst analyzes the performance Ballettikka Internettikka: Stattikka by Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman:


Bojana Kunst: Artist at Work — Proximity of Art and Capitalism
(Chapter 4: Movement, Duration and Post-Fordism)
Zero Books, August 2015
John Hunt Publishing, Winchester, UK / Washington, USA


Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman:
Ballettikka Internettikka: Stattikka, Hong Kong / Dresden, 2007

To Be Continued / Expunction in Paris

“À suivre”: capturer le temps dans la performance contemporaine
Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

The dance theorist Bojana Kunst is spending weeks with a choreographer, artist, or other cultural producer (Danae Theodoridou, performer and researcher, Boyan Manchev, philosopher and theorist, Ivana Müller, choreographer, Igor Štromajer, internet artist), exploring the different aspects of work processes within contemporary art, their relationship to time and the political, economic and performative implications of such experimentation. These “full-time” meetings are being shared with the public, either during conversations, performance, or by individual appointment. These occasions offer to the public the opportunity to engage themselves with the ways Bojana Kunst and her partners address their relationships to time. The material produced during these meetings and public situations provides the basis for a publication, to appear in 2012.

Meeting with Bojana Kunst and Igor Štromajer

Saturday, 17 December 2011, encounter between Bojana Kunst and Igor Štromajer

Live Internet Broadcast:
Saturday, 17 December, 16:00 – 19:00 (CET +0100 UTC; Paris Time)

+ ask questions via Twitter, use #explab hashtag.

On May 2011 Igor Štromajer started to delete his net art projects, created from 1996 to 2007 (Expunction, 2011). The process of deletion opened many questions about temporal fragility of contemporary artistic practice, especially when we talk about new media art works. You are invited to join us at the encounter, where we would like to talk about the disappearance of projects and their temporal traces, about the attempts to keep the projects going on or to delete them, transfer them or archive them, to keep them or to leave them going.

Appointments on Saturday, 17 December 2011, 4 pm – 7 pm.
Contact Virginie Bobin to set up a meeting, at and +33 153 561 594.

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
41, rue Lécuyer, 93300 Aubervilliers, France

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BI Amber, Istanbul

Bojana Kunst writes about about Ballettikka Internettikka
(in Turkish language):

Amber – Arts and Technology Festival
Istanbul, Turkey

Amber 2008 catalogue.
Published in 2010.

Ballettikka Internettikka in Skopje

“Love Without Mercy”
Public presentation / Artist talk

Saturday, 11 December 2010 at 8 pm
Venue: Cultural Center CK, Skopje

Presenting the project Ballettikka Internettikka (2001-2011) by Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman.

In collaboration with Kontrapunkt, Skopje; deschooling.classroom(o^o) and TkH – Centre for Performing Arts Theory and Practice, Belgrade.

We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight them on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”
(W. Churchill)

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How Time Can Dispossess: On Duration and Movement in Contemporary Performance

Bojana Kunst

on Ballettikka Internettikka

Ballettikka Internettikka SubAquattikka

Ballettikka Internettikka SubAquattikka
Authors and Performers: Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman

Thursday, 23 September 2010
From 11 AM to 6 PM at Ljubljana ZOO, Slovenia (focus from 3 PM to 5 PM)

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Dialogi št. 5-6 10

Dialogi št. 5-6 10
(avgust 2010)

Bojana Kunst in Igor Štromajer:
Hamburški dnevnik

Založba Aristej, Maribor, Slovenija

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Education Through Art Practices

The Education Through Art Practices project establishes different forms of work and thought. Rethinking the status of education, especially its role within artistic creation, is today crucial, since we often notice that artistic creation is product-oriented and that it does not allow any space for research nor, consequently, learning through research. In order to create new forms and establish the conditions for different thought, we need to encourage research and establish situations that allow an open, but critical debate. A network of experts in various fields potentially makes possible the creation of a platform as a testing ground for thought, creation, questioning one’s own position and “the value of an artwork” and, last but not least, an opportunity to create new forms and approaches to artistic creation.

Bojana Kunst and Igor Štromajer
1 March 2010, CD, M3/M4
2 and 3 March 2010, CD, M3/M4
3.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Technological procedures today directly affect our bodies and the ways we experience closeness and intimacy. We will create a situation for a networked performance in which we will focus especially on the connection between technology and emotions, desire and connectivity. We can say we live in the time of the decline of discursive protocols and the increase of material ones. Instead of discursive negotiations, we perform technical procedures that immediately influence THE way we experience proximity, closeness and intimacy.

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