Intima | Igor Štromajer

www.intima.org | pseudo-/para-art

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ㄴ Igor Štromajer for netdotcube.org

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Curators: Irena Borić, Martina Kontošić, Renata Šparada
ㄴ net.cube, Zagreb, Croatia, November 2016
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October/November 2016

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The Day My Internet Art Paid Off! (group show)

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The Day My Internet Art Paid Off!
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net.cube: Economies of the Virtual World / Ekonomije virtualnog svijeta
Group Exhibition, opening: 15 September 2016
Gallery Galženica, Velika Gorica / Zagreb, Croatia
Production: Centar za dramsku umjetnost (CDU), Zagreb
Curatorial Concept: Irena Borić, Martina Kontošić, Renata Šparada

Artists: Željko Badurina, Maja Čule, Hrvoje Hiršl, Dina Karadžić, Tea Stražičić, Igor Štromajer

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The Day My Internet Art Paid Off! is an exhibition featuring works by Željko Badurina, Maja Čule, Hrvoje Hiršl, Dina Karadžić, Tea Stražičić and Igor Štromajer, all of which touch upon different economic aspects dictated by the new relations on the web.

The works are inspired by phenomena on the web, which is reflected in their concept, production, understanding and reception. They are symptoms, but also the consequences of Internet reality, some of them only available online. By translating them into a gallery, the boundaries between the material and the virtual world become even more blurry.

Tabs, procrastination, self-promotion, collaboration, spam, comment sections, shares, likes – these are all fragments, be it material or digital, of circulating data. On the web, the circulation performed by numerous users gives value and power to the transfer of information. Therefore, Internet economies do not only allude to typical digital financial transfer protocols, but are also based, to a large extent, on generating symbolic capital, i.e., values. Bearing in mind the context of the web as a corporate and supervised medium, the exhibition brings to the forefront the artist’s reactionary role in relation to the economic models developed on the 2.0 web.

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Assuming that Internet reality today impacts the way we act, socialise and think, the exhibition examines how the Internet and digital economies influence the life and position in society of the people who use them. That is to say, the users are the ones who provide information online in exchange for freedom, agreeing to be resourced to particular corporations, or, as Andrew Lewis put it in 2010, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. This is why the exhibition pinpoints the intersections of apparently divided worlds within the existing economic setup; on the one hand, the production itself is marked by the current economic state, while on the other, the online world is the extraordinary place of exploitation and experimentation.

Željko Badurina, KITTYKITTY, 2016

Maja Čule, Thinner Barrel, 2014

Hrvoje Hiršl, Click Massage, 2016

Dina Karadžić, COMCOM, 2016

Tea Stražičić, Fire, 2016// Swamp, 2016
(with: Filip Ščekić, music; Marta Stražičić, animation)

Igor Štromajer, intima.org/intimadotorgslashfuture, 2016
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Vizkultura.hr: Make Love Not Art

Make Love Not Art
Vizkultura.hr, 5. 9. 2016
[interview in Croatian]

Razgovor s Igorom Štromajerom, pseudo-/para-umjetnikom ludičkog trenutka interneta

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»Im Menschen lebt der Gedanke!«

Igor Štromajer:
»Thoughts live in people!« / »Im Menschen lebt der Gedanke!«

Light Art Festival: Ascents / Lichtkunstfestival: Aufstiege
17 September – 9 October 2016
Curator: Joachim Fleischer

High watchtower at Esslingen Castle / Hochwacht der Esslinger Burg; Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
Preview: 11 September 2016

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Aufstiege – Light Art Festival / Lichtkunsatfestival, Kulturregion Stuttgart
Stadt Esslingen am Neckar / Presse
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From 17 September to 9 October, the »Ascents« light art festival will enable visitors to discover flights of steps, vantage points, Stuttgart’s famous »Stäffele« steps, towers and other ascents from a new perspective. The festival‘s curator, Joachim Fleischer, has invited more than 40 artists from 10 different countries to draw inspiration from the many different places of ascent in the region. All these unique installations can be viewed every day from 8 pm to 12 midnight in 25 different towns and cities.

Slovenian-born multimedia artist Igor Štromajer sends out a coded message from the watchtower in Esslingen to the town below. The lights that blink from the windows of the watchtower are relaying a message in Morse code. A clue to the meaning of this message is provided in the name of his work »Im Menschen lebt der Gedanke!« (»Thoughts live in people!«). Štromajer leaves it to the observer to either decode the message or simply enjoy the sensory perceptions.

(Tabea Krauß, art historian)

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— Saturday, 24 September 2016 at 8 pm:
Künstlergespräch mit Igor Štromajer / Artist talk: Igor Štromajer; Altes Rathaus Esslingen, Lempp-Zimmer (Old Town Hall, Esslingen)

— Monday, 26 September 2016 at 7 pm:
Salon am Montag: Kontroversen, Forum für Kultur, Politik und Gesellschaft, Café Lux, Esslingen
Das Gespräch mit Igor Štromajer und dem Publikum moderiert Benedikt Stegmayer, Leiter des Kulturamtes Esslingen (The discussion between Igor Štromajer and the audience is moderated by Benedikt Stegmayer, Head of Esslingen Cultural Department)

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Junkspace / Junkart

Ana Kosi:
Igor Štromajer: intima.org / Expunction, Junkspace / Junkart
v: Prebijanje inercije realnosti – seminar teoretske prakse arhitekture, Fakulteta za arhitekturo, Ljubljana, 2016.

Razstava Krize in novi začetki: Umetnost v Sloveniji 2005–2015, +MSUM

Besedilo je bilo avgusta 2016 objavljeno tudi v reviji Outsider [PDF].
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Caution:

  • Potentially steganographic images/files
  • May or may not contain one or more hidden/concealed files or carrier chains
  • Download and steganalyze at your own risk

You’ve been warned.

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All images: 1600 x 900 pix, 96 dpi, RGB, 8 Bits/Channel

Some image files are password-protected – A(B/C):
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Posta Benandante Project

Posta Benandante Project – Tribute to Piermario Ciani

Collective mail art project / exhibition
— curated by Paola Bristot, Marco Pasian; Associazioni Viva Comix di Pordenone | Porto dei Benananti
11–30 June 2016
Galleria PAB Punto Arte Benandantee, Portogruaro, VE, Italy

Bilbolbul International Festival, Bologna, Italy, opening of the exhibition: 25 November 2016 at 8.30 pm
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3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†

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— one hundred and one poem
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intimadotorgslashfuture

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internet artwork
intima.org/future
by Igor Štromajer
is for sale for € 12.610,00

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What do you get?

– the entire intima.org/future idea/concept (0/zero files, 0/zero folders)
– an original invoice
– all standard ownership rights to the concept/idea of this artwork; possibility to negotiate for further special and specific rights

– [bonus gift, for free] screenshot (browser: Chrome 48.0.2564.116 m) / print of the non-existent website/URL, framed in black, broken front glass, 29,7 ⨯ 42 cm (11.69 ⨯ 16.54 in), hand signed by the artist

Interested?
Still available for purchase!

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Igor Štromajer
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2016

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Nadine Bors interviewed Igor Štromajer

(CYNETART) Igor Štromajer also known as Intima was born in 1967 in Maribor. He describes himself as a pseudo-/para-artist. His media art work has been shown at numerous exhibitions and festivals. His first appereance at the CYNETART-Festival was in 1999 and he returned in 2000 and 2007. He teaches at universities and contemporary art institutions worldwide.

Nadine Bors interviewed Igor Štromajer at the European Media Art Festival (EMAF) in Osnabrück about his career, his works and 20 years of CYNETART – International Festival for Computer Based Art.

1999: b.ALT.ica
2000: sm.N – Sprinkling Menstrual Navigator
2007: Ballettikka Internettikka: Stattikka

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Make Love Not Art at EMAF 2016

EMAF – European Media Art Festival
Osnabrück, 20–24 April 2016

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EMAF 2016 Official Selection:
Make Love Not Art – Do Not Expect Me To Do It For You
by Igor Štromajer
will be screened on 23 April 2016 at 22:45 at the Filmtheater Hasetor.

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Cinema: Experimental short and feature films, documentaries, music videos, specials, retrospectives.

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This year, the European Media Art Festival queries the importance and impact of strategies for the future. It is taken for granted that the debate on how to shape societies, their economies and cultures necessarily involves looking to the future, creating drafts and scenarios, speculating and having visions. However, it should also be a matter of course to ask: who creates these visions, who could have an interest in the implementation of these plans, and whose purpose do these strategies actually serve?

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Yami-Ichi internetstadl#3, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Yami-IchiOffline Geek Flea Market
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Saturday, 9 April 2016 at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

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Are you tired of being dependent on the internet and want to return to the physical world? On the occasion of the Night of Museums 2016, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will host a Yami-Ichi as its third Internetstadl, where products from the internet will be sold in real life – a kind of offline celebration of online products.

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#embroidery: 25 DIY cross-stitch patterns
by Igor Štromajer

The new monthly series of events Internetstadl offers an introduction to the digital future. The Internetstadl brings together creative and digital pioneers and turns online culture into an entertaining event format. Internetstadl ist curated by Alain Bieber, artistic director of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, together with the net artist Florian Kuhlmann and the creator Thomas Artur Spallek.

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At the Offline-Geek-Flea Market objects will change real hands that are otherwise only available online – the offline world as a legal black market. Following Tokyo, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam the Yami Ichi, invented by the Japanese artist group IDPW, is now coming to Düsseldorf.

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Igor Štromajer

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‪#‎embroidery‬
by Igor Štromajer

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Electronic Superhighway (Whitechapel Gallery): Exhibition Catalogue

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)
Whitechapel Gallery, London
January 2016

Exhibition Catalogue
— a conversation between musician and media artist Dragan Espenschied and Heather Corcoran (Executive Director of Rhizome) is illustrated with an image of Igor Štromajer‘s work:

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Igor Štromajer: e/motion HELP – is there anybody out there? / Expunction; Net project, screenshot, 1997.

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Paperback, 272 pages, 297 x 200 mm
200 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-85488-246-5
First published 2016

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Fom Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet

Edited by Omar Kholeif

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Final testing for the exhibition (0,04m³ Gallery, Dec 2016) Eric van Hove at Frankfurter Kunstverein Post-internet & free cash. x³ m¹ And for dessert: #Ulay #ulaylifesized @schirnkunsthalle again. Art for breakfast: #Geschlechterkampf / Battle of the Sexes, @staedelmuseum, Frankfurt Upcoming exhibition: "All our knowledge, are begins with the senses, will proceeding then to the understanding, and is ended with reason. Nothing higher than reason." / "Vse naše znanje začne s čutili, bo nadaljevalo z razumom, in se je konča z umom. Nič višja od uma."▪️26 Dec 2016, 0,04m³ Gallery Lazy Saturday afternoon, making xmas decoration with kids: robots made of floral foam, nails, washers, and screws.











    
      

Igor Štromajer aka Intima is a pseudo-/para-artist. He has shown his work at numerous 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. 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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