an alternative documenta
what a 21st century documenta could look like
Igor Štromajer – Is this Art? Is This Life?
Igor Štromajer’s recent work combines video, much of it taken from the web, that then is distorted, altered, and overlaid.
Nevertheless Štromajer persists…and produces an uncanny mixture of web ‘snapshots’, coded play, and seemingly irrelevant theoretical discourse. Having been one of the first Internet artists to combine video, performance and the web, he deleted much of his previous works from his server in 2011 (see http://www.intima.org/expunction/) an interesting solution to a problem that plagues much of first generation net.art – its incompatibility with new web norms. In fact these works can still be downloaded from the artist’s website, allowing others to ‘view them privately’ or put them on their own servers…thereby leaving the act of digital art conservation to its audience.
www.intima.org offers further territory for exploring the Life (and perhaps the Art) of Igor Štromajer.
Curator: Christian de Lutz
Notes on the work ‘The Last Territory – On Solitude’ by Igor Štromajer
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Art Laboratory Berlin
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
3.30 PM: Tour of the exhibition Controlling_Connectivity with Gretta Louw and Regine Rapp (curator)
4 PM: Artists’ talk Current Artistic Practices on Time and Technology with Gretta Louw, plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers) and Igor Štromajer; moderation: Christian de Lutz (curator).
In connection with the exhibition Controlling_Connectivity by Gretta Louw and the series Time and Technology Art Laboratory Berlin is presenting an artists’ talk on the theme current art practices on time and technology featuring Gretta Louw and plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers) as well as the internet artist Igor Štromajer (www.intima.org). The talk will be introduced and moderated by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz.
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