Intima | Igor Štromajer | pseudo-/para-art

The Big Kiss in Ljubljana

The Big Kiss

Live Internet Broadcast Performance by Annie Abrahams (Ljubljana)

The Big Kiss in Ljubljana

“Machine mediated kissing in a performance = drawing with your tongue = taking pleasure, while constructing an image = a way to be superaware of the other = never totally abandoning yourself = ???????? = not at all like real kissing, it is better! This might be a female point of view.”
Annie Abrahams

+ YouTube version

= Live Internet Broadcast Performance: Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana
21 June 2009 at 9.30 pm

Author: Annie Abrahams
Intimate Mobile Communicator: Igor Štromajer

Web Cam N.1: Martina Ruhsam – Vienna, Austria
Web Cam N.2: Vlado G. Repnik – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Produced by Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts
Tech: TokBox,

& Photo / Slide Show:


+ Live Urban Mobile Guerrilla Performance: Ljubljana City Center
Le Tourisme. La Guérilla. L’Art.
20 June 2009 at 9.30 pm (lowest-res documentation):


# additional references (The Big Kiss in New York City, 2008):

Annie Abrahams – Doctorate in Biology, University of Utrecht, 1979. Diploma of the Art school of Arnhem, 1986. Annie Abrahams makes videos, installations and performance pieces. She teached at the University of Montpellier, Arts Department (2002-2005). Since November 2006 she is curating the project “InstantS” for Association Panoplie ( She is also curating the “Breaking Solitude” web-performances project in 2007 and 2008. Besides doing her art work she lectures, teaches and conducts workshops. [PDF CV]


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One Response

  1. intima says:

    Friday, June 26, 2009

    pascsaq commented on your video “The Big Kiss in Ljubljana”:

    L’image du baiser, ou plutôt de l’acte d’embrasser, comme j’ai pu le voir dimanche, dans cette performance, me semble une forme de communication très primaire et très belle. Un langage primordial d’avant le langage, animal ***les léchouilles des primates!!!!***. C’est très fort, je crois, mais on n’en perçoit pas toute la dimension lors de la performance en ligne. Par contre, c’est tout à fait pertinent dans cette vidéo…

    See the video:

    pascsaq’s profile:

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Igor Štromajer aka Intima is a pseudo-/para-artist. He has shown his media art work at numerous exhibitions, festivals and biennials, among others at the transmediale, ISEA, EMAF, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Futurelab, V2_, IMPAKT, CYNETART, Manifesta, FILE, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Hamburg Kunsthalle, ARCO, Microwave, Banff Centre, Les Rencontres Internationales and many other galleries and museums worldwide. 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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