Intima | Igor Štromajer

I Am (Not Good Enough) / Ich bin (nicht gut genug)

I Am (Not Good Enough)
if I were
⠀⠀⠀⠀and younger
if I had
⠀⠀⠀⠀more time
if I were
⠀⠀⠀⠀a woman
⠀⠀⠀⠀a Trotskyist
⠀⠀⠀⠀and offline
if I worked
⠀⠀⠀⠀and harder
if I spoke
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀and French

⠀⠀⠀⠀I would be
⠀⠀⠀⠀a better artist
I have
⠀⠀⠀⠀an infinite
⠀⠀⠀⠀amount of time
I am
⠀⠀⠀⠀completely unreliable
⠀⠀⠀⠀yet fully predictable

I am not
⠀⠀⠀⠀good enough
⠀⠀⠀⠀as an artist
but I am
Ich bin (nicht gut genug)
Wäre ich
⠀⠀⠀⠀und jünger,
hätte ich
⠀⠀⠀⠀mehr Zeit,
wäre ich
⠀⠀⠀⠀eine Frau,
⠀⠀⠀⠀ein Trotzkist,
⠀⠀⠀⠀und offline,
arbeitete ich
⠀⠀⠀⠀und härter,
spräche ich
⠀⠀⠀⠀besser Englisch, Deutsch und Französisch,

⠀⠀⠀⠀wäre ich
⠀⠀⠀⠀ein besserer Künstler.
Ich habe
⠀⠀⠀⠀viel Zeit
und bin
⠀⠀⠀⠀komplett unzuverlässig,
⠀⠀⠀⠀aber doch völlig vorhersehbar.
Ich bin
⠀⠀⠀⠀nicht gut genug
⠀⠀⠀⠀als Künstler.
⠀⠀⠀⠀werde ich.
Igor Štromajer, 2019

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Residence | @arselectronica Center / Future Lab, Linz: It's a bit hard to access this old, hidden — and certainly completely forgotten — URL in a desktop browser (privacy error, but you can overpass it), I had more luck on the phone (screenshots). It's certainly an amazing find: it contains some of the rare online works before the year 2000 which I was unable to find at the current AE Future Lab website It's a pity that they don't take proper care of the past and older works they have on their servers. It also says a lot about how much new and recent works are actually worth and what fate awaits them in a few years.
Still in the basement, reorganizing my archive. Today's find: @artpress.revue, November 1999, Annick Bureaud, Utopies distribuées; and my 'e/motion HELP – is there anybody out there?'
The days are hot, so I'm cooling down in the basement while reorganizing my archive: @beauxarts_magazin, November 2003 – Sprinkling Menstrual Navigator becoming part of the @centrepompidou permanent collection
Tidying and reorganizing my archive, because it's too messy and I can't find things. The 1999 COMTECart (@cynetart today) Festival catalog had a cover with a graphic from my work b.ALT.ica. The poster as well, but I can't find it.  ●


Igor Štromajer aka intima is a pseudo-/para-/proto-artist. He has shown his work at more than two hundred fifty exhibitions, festivals and biennials worldwide, among others at the transmediale, ISEA, EMAF, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Futurelab, V2_, IMPAKT, CYNETART, Manifesta, FILE, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Hamburg Kunsthalle, ARCO, Banff Centre, Les Rencontres Internationales, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, etc.

His works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the MNCA Reina Sofía in Madrid, Computer Fine Arts in New York, and UGM:

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