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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:

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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

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

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Make Love Not Art – Do Not Expect Me To Do It For You

Make Love Not Art – Do Not Expect Me To Do It For You
www.intima.org/notart
Igor Štromajer | 2015

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1080p HD: Vimeo | YouTube

+ mp3 file (2’40”, 128kbps, 44kHz) | SoundCloud

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#text-to-speech #hit-parade

+ IMG (49 make-love-not-art generated images)

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In Bed with the Artist

Stadtgalerie Mannheim
Friday, 13 February 2015 at 18.00

Curator: Benedikt Stegmayer

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[In Bed with the Artist; performance]

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Große Abschlussparty der Stadtgalerie Mannheim

“Im Februar wird the Stadtgalerie Mannheim undgültig schließen. Das nehmen wir zum Anlass, um Sie einzuladen, mit uns auf vier Jahre zeitgenössische Kunst in S4, 17 anzustoßen.

Wir haben im Rahmen der Abschlussausstellung ein Programm mit Performances von Gretta Louw & Igor Štromajer sowie Gabriele Oßwald & Wolfgang Sautermeister, Livemusik von Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder und DJ für Sie vorbereitet und freuen uns sehr, Sie am Freitag, den 13. Februar 2015 um 18 Uhr in der Stadtgalerie Mannheim begrüßen zu durfen.”

Programm

18.00 Uhr: Begrüßung durch Sabine Schirra, Leiterin des Kulturamts
18.30 Uhr: Performance von Wolfgang Sautermeister und Gabriele Oßwald
19.30 Uhr: Rückblick auf 4 Jahre Kunst durch Benedikt Stegmayer, Leiter der Stadtgalerie
20.00 Uhr: Performance “Igor Štromajer: Im Bett mit der Künstlerin. Gretta Louw: Im Bett mit dem Künstler”
23.00 Uhr: Elektronisches Konzert von Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder

Zwischen den Programmpunkten: DJ Mr. E (Funk & Soul Special)
Während des gesamten Abends die Ausstellungen: “Ordnungen des Zufalls” und “Boris Dornbusch”

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Gretta Louw: Im Bett mit dem Künstler
Igor Štromajer: Im Bett mit der Künstlerin

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0,04m³

0,04m³ Gallery
Igor Štromajer
solo exhibition
Barvarska ulica 3, Maribor, Slovenia

Curator: Nataša Berk
Opening: 26 December 2014 at 6.30 pm

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Enajst tez o razstavi / Eleven Thesis on Exhibition:

1. Take me to your leader!
2. L’amour c’est comme une cigarette.
3. Die Liebe ist die größte Kraft, die alles schafft!
4. You’ve been warned!
5. Mati, naredi mi to umetnost spet politično!
6. a=tF² — umetnost (a) dobimo, če čas (t) pomnožimo s kvadratom sile (F)
7. Make love, not art.
8. Kunst ist schön, macht aber viel Arbeit.
9. Bodočnost je vera, kdor zanjo umira, se vzdigne v življenje, ko pade v smrt.
10. A: “Vaši joški so zelo privlačni.” B: “Vem.”
11. Die Philosophen haben die Welt nur verschieden interpretiert; es kommt aber darauf an, sie zu verändern.

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Subversive Systems

Subversive Systems. Poetic Transfiguration of the Digital
Subversive Systeme. Poetische Transfiguration des Digitalen
Group Exhibition

Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany

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Opening: 23 October 2014 at 7pm
24 October – 30 November 2014
Curator: Benedikt Stegmayer

Artists: Annie Abrahams, [epidemiC] / Franco Berardi, plan b, Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder, Igor Štromajer

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Ballettikka Internettikka (Internet 2001-2011) Remix (I. Štromajer & Brane Zorman):

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Expunction / Deleting Net Art Works (Hamburg 2011):

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Die Stadtgalerie Mannheim zeigt vom 24. Oktober bis 30. November 2014 in S 4, 17 die Gruppenausstellung „Subversive Systeme. Poetische Transfiguration des Digitalen“ mit Kunstwerken von Annie Abrahams, [epidemiC], Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder, plan b und Igor Štromajer. Die Ausstellungseröffnung findet am 24. Juli um 19 Uhr statt.

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Die aktuelle Gruppenschau der Stadtgalerie Mannheim widmet sich der Netz-Kunst und ihren Pionieren. Das Internet ist als Medium immer noch sehr neu. Seine Entwicklung verläuft aber so rasant, dass selbst vergleichsweise junge Internetphänomene technisch bereits längst überholt sind und kurios anmuten. Dasselbe gilt für die Mobiltelefonie und ihre Entwicklung. Umso erstaunlicher ist die Ausstellung in der Stadtgalerie Mannheim, die zeigt, wie souverän Künstlerinnen und Künstler das Medium nutzen und nutzten – und wie früh sie sein ästhetisches Potenzial erkannten.

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Die Übersetzung von Digitalem in Analoges ist ein Prinzip, mit dem Künstlerinnen und Künstler versuchen, die Wahrnehmbarkeit von abstrakten Phänomenen zu erweitern und für Menschen direkter erfahrbar zu machen. In der Performance „loveLetter.vbs reading“ lässt die italienische Netzkunstgruppe [epidemiC] den Philosophen Franco Berardi den Quellcode des Viruses vorlesen, der sich ab dem 4. Mai 2000 explosionsartig verbreitetet und einen geschätzten Schaden in Höhe von 10 Milliarden US Dollar anrichtete.

Das Künstlerpaar plan b druckt ihren gesamten privaten SMS-Verkehr eines Jahres während der Laufzeit der Ausstellung auf Endlospapier aus. In einer Performance während der Ausstellung lesen sie sich diese Nachrichten vor.

Das gegenteilige Prinzip wenden Annie Abrahams und Igor Štromajer in ihren Arbeiten an. Sowohl Štromajers und Zormans „Ballettikka Internettikka“ als auch Annie Abrahams „The Big Kiss“ verwenden die Digitalisierung, um klassische Performances zu verändern und zu komplettieren. Štromajers und Zormans „Ballettikka Internettikka“, eine Serie von Performances, die er zwischen 2001 und 2011 durchführte, arbeitete bereits zu Beginn mit dem mobilen Internet – und kam dadurch besonders in den ersten Jahren sehr schnell an seine technischen Grenzen, die in die Arbeit integriert wurden.

Volker Harmann-Langenfelders Arbeit „Beep! For an unspecified number of mobile devices in an unspecified room.“ bewegt sich im Zwischenbereich. Der Künstler übersetzt experimentelle, aleatorische Musik in eine digitale Form. Die Arbeit besteht jedoch aus einem QR-Code, der mit Smartphones bzw. Tablets und den entsprechenden Anwendungen ausgelesen werden kann und den Systemton des Geräts wiedergibt.

Stadtgalerie Mannheim
S 4, 17
68159 Mannheim
(0621) 293 3782
Öffnungszeiten: Do-So, 12-18 Uhr
www.stadtgalerie-mannheim.de

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Aksioma | Ego Massage

Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana,
presents:

Igor Štromajer
EGO MASSAGE
(Ceci n’est pas de l’art)
Solo Exhibition

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana

14 May – 13 June 2014

Exhibition: www.aksioma.org/oo
Project: www.intima.org/oo

Exhibition opening and lecture by Constant Dullaart: 14 May 2014 at 8 pm

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+ Flickr Album by Aksioma

At a time when the Internet has become, as it were, dead code on screen, because giant corporations have usurped and radically transformed its initial idea; when even philosophy, social theory and media studies indicate that a true, radical future exists outside the Internet (“The future is offline.” Cf. the studies of Steven Shaviro, Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Jussi Parikka, Professor at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton); when we live in a so-called post-media reality – at such a time, the questions of virality and self-virality, transposition, constant translation, emptiness and repetitiveness, representation and identity are the key questions. With the exhibition Ego Massage, we tackle these questions directly. Ego Massage raises complex topical questions of translation of the digital into the analogue; far from exploiting the popularity of the concept of Internet meme, it takes a step further, returning memes to the real world, back to its biological (genetic) context.

Ego Massage is an urban performance and an installation project that attempts to transpose virality, social networking, memes and other contemporary web phenomena from the online public space to the offline public space, and from there to the exhibition space.

A while ago, artist Igor Štromajer introduced as his profile picture in all his social networks his own portrait with two circles (one red and one white) around his eyes. The resulting image was stylised, clear and instantaneously recognisable: perfect for viral diffusion. The author edited this profile picture into several hundreds of other photographs available online using automated web logarithms, services that facilitate quick, instantaneous photomontage. Mimicking the forms of diffusion of popular online media, the artist generated an “artistic meme”, that brought about not only the viral circulation of his own images, but also the spontaneous imitation and variation of his signature practice, with people editing these circles into their own profile pictures. (www.intima.org/ego-massage)

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A meme is an idea, a form of behaviour or a style, which, within a certain cultural practice, spreads from one user to another. It works as a unit for the implementation of cultural ideas, symbols or practices that can be transmitted through writing, images, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitative phenomena. As a cultural phenomenon, a meme represents an analogy to human genes – it reproduces itself, it mutates and is therefore quick to respond to topical events. Although memes preexisted the Internet – some people say that memes are just the way our culture works – the Web has proven to be an extraordinary platform for the spreading of memes.

During the exhibition, the gallery will function as the headquarters of the public space intervention, and at the same time as the temporary folder where the idea is materialized and explained through hundreds of Štromajer’s selected and printed photomontages, where documentary material is collected and put on display, and where the awareness of the audience is enhanced with educational activities.

The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by the presentation of Dutch intermedia artist Constant Dullaart, who also explores in depth the transitions from the Web into the real space and various forms of online and offline meme-performance.

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Production:

Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2014

Artistic Director: Janez Janša
Producer: Marcela Okretič
Executive Producer: Sonja Grdina
Public Relations: Mojca Zupanič
Technician: Valter Udovičić
Documentation: Adriana Aleksić

The programme of Aksioma Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.

Sponsor: Datacenter d.o.o.

CONTACT
Aksioma | Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

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Večer: Živim od norosti in ljubezni

Večer: Živim od norosti in ljubezni

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Katarina Šulek, Sobotna priloga, Večer, 3. maj 2014

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BOMB 2014

BOMB Magazine
NYC, April 21, 2014

Annie Abrahams, Gretta Louw and Igor Štromajer about Annie Abrahams, Gretta Louw and Igor Štromajer. A three-way conversation about performance art online.

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Art : Interview / BOMB — Artists in Conversation

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Delo: Najsrečnejši umetnik na svetu

Jelka Šutelj Adamič, Delo, Kultura, 2. april 2014

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Social Networks as Platforms for Media Art

Social Networks as Platforms for Media Art
– Media Art and Digital Culture Workshop with Igor Štromajer / Masterclass

Centre for Creative Arts
School of Communication, Arts & Critical Enquiry
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday March 18th 2014

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Beyond (spectacle) – Episode II

21 February 2014
7.45 PM

Beyond (spectacle) – Episode II
Annie Abrahams and Igor Štromajer

Streaming: Ivan Chabanaud Mosaika.tv
Technical assistance: Jan de Weille
Reader: Laurie Bellanca

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Festival Tropisme
La Panacée, Montpellier, France + online

Live stream at www.gaite-lyrique.net

An exercise in collective writing. A performance.

Marionettes / Scripting Reality / On Manipulation / Txt Theater / Public Collaboration Dynamics

+ more details: Beyond (spectacle) & Episode II

+ Flickr Photo Set (27 Screenshots)
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Bad Art Project

My name is Igor Štromajer. I am a bad artist.

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Pixxelpoint 2013

Pixxelpoint Festival 2013
De.fragmentation

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Nova Gorica, 29 November – 6 December 2013

Igor Štromajer‘s 0§n–3¦é×F= Miᆠexhibited at the Nova Gorica City Gallery.

Pixxelpoint 2013 Artists:
Primož Bizjak, Mark Durkan & Eilis McDonald, Florian Grond, Kensuke Koike, Marotta & Russo, Anja Medved, Jani Osojnik, Project59 (Irina Danilova, Hiram Levy, Dan Tuvlosky), Marcin Ramocki, Martin Romeo, Christian Rupp, Lena Lieselotte Schuster, Sašo Sedlaček, Owen F. Smith, Maja Smrekar, Igor Štromajer, Miha Turšič, Špela Petrič, Maja Murnik, Visoka šola za umetnost Univerze v Novi Gorici, Workshops with Pamela Barberi

+ PDF Catalog (Eng/Slo)

Selection:
BridA / Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica

+ Pixxelpoint 2013 on Facebook

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Curating Your Memory

Curating Your Memory
Curating Your Memory is an evening about deleting, curating and dealing with big data on a personal scale.

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

V2_: Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 8 pm

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French philosopher Jacques Derrida made the claim that ‘the mutation in technology changes not simply the archiving process, but what is archivable – that is, the content of what has to be archived is changed by the technology’. What he means is that the style of the content is transformed through new processes and production. Moreover, the relation to time and space created by the fact that within mere seconds one can reach someone in every corner of the world, has also affected the content. Of course this also effects power relations, decision-making and accountability. It is generally known and accepted that archives construct a specific account of history, many things end up in an archive, but even more remains outside, to be forgotten. Questions like who is in charge of an archive, who selects, and for whom is the archive, have been plaguing archives from the beginning. One could argue that the digital accelerates this process, so how to relate to this new situation? What is the value of digital memory and how to deal with big data on a small scale? These questions form the start of an evening with three perspectives.

With Robert Sakrowski, Dragan Espenschied and Igor Štromajer, moderated by Annet Dekker.

This public event is organised by Piet Zwart Institute, Dept of Media Design – Networked & Lens-Based, and made possible with the support of Goethe Institute and V2_.

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Igor Štromajer presenting at the V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, 28 Nov 2013, Photo: Sakrowski

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I Am Not Good Enough – MNAC Bucharest

Igor Štromajer:
I Am Not Good Enough / Nu sunt suficient de bun
Artist Talk / Solo Exhibition

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
MNAC – Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana

15 November 2013 – 15 January 2014

English: www.mnac.ro/en/archives/3493
Romanian: www.mnac.ro/archives/3493

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Production: Alina Bucur
MNAClab: Larisa Sitar

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Un acuerdo que materializa lo virtual

Un acuerdo que materializa lo virtual
Por: Roberta Bosco y Stefano Caldana

04 de noviembre de 2013
El Pais, El arte en la edad del silicio, Madrid, Spain

(authors write also about the work of Igor Štromajer)

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Colección Reina Sofía. “What was he thinking about? berlin? praha? ljubljana? skopje?” (2000) de Igor Štromajer.

+ read the entire article (in Spanish): blogs.elpais.com/arte-en-la-edad-silicio/2013/11/un-acuerdo-que-materializa-lo-virtual.html

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B3 Moving Image Biennial – Ultrashort

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B3 Moving Image Biennial / Biennale des bewegten Bildes
30 October – 3 November 2013, Frankfurt, Germany

2nd winner: Instagram video Love Without Mercy / Liebe ohne Gnade by Igor Štromajer (category Expanded Narration / Ultrashort)

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B3 Ultrashot Jury:
– Frédéric Boyer (Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival, New York)
– Eva Paulitsch and Uta Weyrich (Artists)
– Prof. Bernd Kracke (Professor for Electronic Media, President of the Hochschule für Gestaltung – HfG / University of Art and Design Offenbach, Head of the B3 Biennale)

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Award / (The Prizes of the B3)

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Award ceremony: on stage with Laurie Anderson, 3 November 2013, Frankfurter Kunstverein.
Photo: Ajda Tomazin

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Igor Štromajer receiving the award from the jury members.
Photo: Rudi Weissbeck
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1:1 Expunction

1:1 STOPOVER – Group Exhibition
MSUMMuseum of Contemporary Art Metelkova | Moderna galerija Ljubljana

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17 October 2013 – 12 January 2014
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Curated by Zdenka Badovinac
In collaboration with Maska Ljubljana

Igor Štromajer: Expunction, 2011
www.intima.org/expunction

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+ Flickr Photo Set: 1:1 Expunction

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Artists:

Azra Akšamija, Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle, Jože Barši, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto and Michelangelo Pistoletto, The Collection, the Museum and the History presented by Walter Benjamin, Domestic Research Society, Irwin, Isola Art Center, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Kontekst Collective, Trevor Paglen, Marko Peljhan, Tadej Pogačar, Marjetica Potrč, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Raqs Media Collective, Marko Sančanin, Igor Štromajer, Apolonija Šušteršič, Dragan Živadinov :: Dunja Zupančič :: Miha Turšič

“When on a scale of 1:1, art not only describes life, it is one with it.” 

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Not interested in showcasing art, 1:1 would be better called a stopover for art than an exhibition, since 1:1 art can never be wholly contained in the time frame of an event.

The focus of the 1:1 stopover is the relationship between art and life, and art and institution. When on a scale of 1:1, art not only describes life, it is one with it. This relation can be disrupted by the institution, which is often thought to divorce art from life. Not so, however, when the institution itself tries to establish a similar one-to-one relationship with art by no longer merely representing it, but instead treating it as a partner.

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Igor Štromajer aka intima is a pseudo-/para-/proto-artist. He has shown his work at more than two hundred thirty 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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