Intima | Igor Štromajer | pseudo-/para-art

3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†


3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†
— one hundred and one poem
-oµ4× (PDF, 264 KB)


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internet artwork
by Igor Štromajer
is for sale for € 12.610,00


What do you get?

– the entire 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

Still available for purchase!

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100 indexdothtml files

Igor Štromajer
100 indexdothtml files


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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


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.


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


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?

+ reference: EMAF 2013

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Yami-Ichi internetstadl#3, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Yami-IchiOffline Geek Flea Market

Saturday, 9 April 2016 at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf


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.

#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.


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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3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†

Igor Štromajer

3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†

one hundred and one poems / PDF, 264 kB



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by Igor Štromajer


+ Flickr Album (25 DIY cross-stitch patterns)




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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:


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

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


Fom Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet

Edited by Omar Kholeif

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██ – microformance

██ – microformance

[ummuu eene, ookko, aaasa]


Igor Štromajer: ██ – microformance
0,04m³ Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

VIDEO: Vimeo + YouTube

Saturday, 26. December 2015 at 18:32

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Igor Štromajer je para-umetnik in intimni mobilni komunikator. Za svoja dela je prejel več nagrad, v svojih stalnih zbirkah pa jih hranijo različne umetnostne institucije, med drugimi Centre Pompidou v Parizu, Museo Reina Sofia v Madridu, Computer Fine Arts Gallery v New Yorku in Umetnostna galerija v Mariboru. Je prejemnik Glazerjeve listine, priznanja za umetniške dosežke mesta Maribor. Raziskuje distopične emocije, ki izhajajo iz nezmožnosti komunikacije, vzpostavlja strategije brezrazložnega upora ter ponuja neuspešne taktike preseganja politične tesnobe. Decembra letos razstavlja tudi na pregledni skupinski razstavi Krize in novi začetki: Umetnost v Sloveniji 2005-2015 v +MSUM (22.12.2015 – 3.4.2016).



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Crises and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005–2015

– group exhibition

Moderna galerija +MSUM – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
22 December 2015 – 3 April 2016

Curators: Bojana Piškur, Igor Španjol, Vladimir Vidmar

The exhibition aims to present a selective overview of developments just past or still taking place, and attempts to define the main phenomena and trends in contemporary art in Slovenia over the past decade.


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Igor Štromajer participating with:

Deleting Net Art Works, 2011



Memory is there to deceive.

Expunction is a project by mobile Internet communicator Igor Štromajer. Between 11 May and 16 June 2011, Štromajer, a pioneer of net art both in Slovenia and worldwide, ritually deleted a number of his classical net art works produced between 1996 and 2007. He expunged one net art project per day, permanently deleting it from his online server, so that the projects are no longer available at the Intima Virtual Base. He deleted 37 net art works altogether, amounting to 3,288 files or 101.72 MB.

Those of Štromajer’s projects that were not on the Intima Virtual Base online server at the time of expunction but are permanently loaded on the servers of the galleries and museums that have acquired them through purchases or donations (Centre Pompidou in Paris, Ars Electronica Lab in Linz, Computer Fine Arts Gallery in New York, MNCA Reina Sofía in Madrid, etc.) were (and still are) inaccessible to the artist for deletion.

The Expunction project broaches the questions of temporality, duration, archiving, and accessibility of (net) art works that automatically change over time as the hardware and software change (browsers, players, applications etc.), slowly but inexorably losing their functionality and consequently also their content. The artist’s basic premise in this project was that whoever creates, programs, and composes art is also entitled to deprogram, deconstruct, and delete it. This is not an act of violence or destruction, but rather the observation of the natural rhythm of birth, life, and death, cyclically repeated and oscillating in natural amplitudes. In a way, Štromajer has erased history, including his own personal history, since he believes our memory serves to deceive us, to misrepresent rather than paint and describe the past. A deceptive memory can be erased without qualms, since it does not portray a real picture of the past it speaks of, but always only a deceptive, distorted image. For this reason the deleted works or their remaining fragments, undeletable once they have been made publicly accessible since the World Wide Web is so widely spread and fragmentary, tell us much more about the originals (original works) than the originals themselves. With its empty slot and precise documentation, a nonexistent work, or rather its absence, points out the ephemerality of a net art work, telling at the same time much more about the deleted work than the so-called actual original could.


Number of deleted net art works: 37
Number of deleted files: 3.288
Amount of deleted files: 101.72 MB

– Deletion frequency: one (1) net art work per day
– Started: 11 May 2011
– Duration: 37 days (last project deleted on 16 June 2011)
– Subject: net art works by Igor Štromajer, created between 2007 to 1996, were being deleted, erased from the original server

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Pixxelpoint 2015

Pixxelpoint 2015
16th International Media Art Festival
Nova Gorica (Slovenia), Gorizia (Italy)
27 November – 4 December 2015 | Flickr | PDF Catalog

para-curator: Igor Štromajer


Participating artists (A–Z):

003, Ajda Tomazin, Ana Čigon, Annie Abrahams + Martina Ruhsam, Aram Bartholl, Arven Šakti Kralj Szomi, Borut Savski, Cat Leonard, Ciro Múseres, Curt Cloninger, Cym, ČIPke: Sara Šabjan + Monika Pocrnjić, Domenico Barra, Društvo za domače Raziskave / Domestic Research Society, Francis Hunger, Guido Segni, Helene Thümmel, Ienke Kastelein, Jaka Železnikar, Jimpunk, Jos Diegel, Katarina Kogoj, Kim Asendorf, Lenka Klimešová, Maja Smrekar, Majda Gregorič, Marko Batista, Martine Neddam, Mihaela Kavdanska, Nataša Berk, Nina Bric, Nina Kočar, Oliwia Bławat, Paul Hertz, Rajat Sharma, Rene Rusjan, Sally Noall & BridA/Tom Kerševan, Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango, Sandra Jovanovska, Snežana Golubović, Špela Petrič, Špela Volčič, Tanja Lažetić, Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej, Teo Spiller, Thor Magnusson, Tina Zadnik, Una Rebić, Uršula Berlot, Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder, Vuk Ćosić



↓ para-/pseudo-curatorial introduction by Igor Štromajer ↓

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Reading Club: unaussprechbarlich

Reading Club: unaussprechbarlich
21. November 2015 um 21.00 Uhr


Ein online kollektives Schreibexperiment über die Schwierigkeiten und Freuden des Deutschlernen mit

Igor Štromajer, Sandra Sarala, Helen Varley Jamieson und Annie Abrahams.


Im Rahmen von Unaussprechbarlich, einem Forschungsprojekt, einer Website und einer Reihe von Performance von Annie Abrahams und Helen Varley Jamieson, wo die Künstlerinnen die eigene Dynamik von Sprachen erforschen und der Frage nachgehen, wie stark das, was wir unsere Kultur nennen, durch die Sprache geprägt ist.

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Digitopia – International Digital Art Festival, Taipei / Taiwan

Digitopia, International Digital Art Festival
Group Exhibition: 13 – 22 November 2015
Digital Art Center, Taipei / Taiwan
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park


Igor Štromajer participating with zero0/ tolerance:

Photo:, Taipei

Transnumériques Awards-Arts & Networks, curated by Jacques Urbanska
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Artists (Transnumériques Awards – Arts & Networks, 2015 special Gifs): _blank – Eric Juth – Alix Desaubliaux – Anne-Marie Bouchard – Benjamin Rosenthal – Bob (Mauricio Sanhueza) – Michael Szpakowski – Cesar Escudero Andaluz – Chiara (Passa) – Chris Collins – Chris Timms – Colin Raff – Domenico Dom Barra – Dorianne Wotton – Francois-Beaurain – Francoise Gamma – Gustavo Torres – Haidyroket – Harold Charre – Igor Štromajer – jim punk – Julian Glander – Julien Deswaef – Krefer – kyttenjanae – Laura Brothers – Yannick Dubois – Luca Moroni – Margot Bowman – Mariano Equizzi – Maxime Dardenne – Maxine – Milos Rajkovic aka Sholim – Nick Kegeyan – Nicolas Boillot – Nicolas Sassoon Omar_Sailhan_RISE – peekasso – Peter Burr – Pierre Andreotti – Ralph Klewitz – Rose Keeler – Scott Gelber – Siyu Mao – Skip Hursh – Bill Tavis – Thom Rugo – Tom Moody – Tugce Senogul – Thierry Verbeeck – YoMeryl – Zack Dougherty

Initiated in 2006 by the Center & Foundation of Digital Art Taipe, the Taipei Digital Art Festival highlights innovative artistic expressions and has chosen for this edition the theme of dystopia. The Transcultures selection for the festival features interactive/participatory installations, Haydirocket’s Gif Wall, an international Gif show (‘Transnumériques Awards-Arts & Networks’) curated by Jacques Urbanska; performances and a selection of video co-produced or distributed by Transcultures.

— partners: Digital Art Center, Taipei – Digital Art Foundation, Taipei – City Sonic – Transcultures / with the support of Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI) and of the Cultural Ministry of Taiwan

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WAG – Widget Art Gallery

<spam>i need to see your boobs.</spam>

by Igor Štromajer


The Widget Art Gallery
2 November – 18 December 2015
Curator: Chiara Passa

Special thanks to Gretta Louw for the title.

The Widget Art Gallery (WAG) is an app and a platform, a mini single art gallery room that fits into people’s pocket. The virtual gallery-room hosts a solo digital art exhibition every month.

further instructions and downloads
direct link to current exhibition



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Unnamed Group


Unnamed Group

Artists: user, username, profile_name, alias, default, name, visitor, guest, anonymous, login_name, account_name

Unnamed Group is a web-based anonymous group performance. Reflecting on the cloaked nature of the web, in a time when identity profiling is becoming more and more default, it also aims to explore the performative character of the web in opposition to a more commonly used presentational use.

This web page, as all others, is hosted on a webserver. 10 artists were individually invited and received access to this webserver to be able to edit this page. Their identities are not disclosed to the public or to each other. The only interaction they have, is within the directory of this server, or in the case of the perception of the public, within this page.

The login details were sent to the participants on the 1st of November 2015 at 20.00 CET. The performance started as soon as the first participant logged in and edited this page.

Unnamed Group is a pavilion of The Wrong (again), New Digital Art Bienale, 2015


The Wrong (again)
New Digital Art Biennale
1 November 2015 – 31 January 2016
online and in selected locations worldwide
— a global art event founded by David Quiles Guilló

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make «ªÀ™ love °•÷¬¦¤ not ^m‰ art &’‚¡ªf krneki

make «ªÀ™ love °•÷¬¦¤ not ^m‰ art &’‚¡ªf krneki
by Igor Štromajer



1080p HD

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¬ by Igor Štromajer



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Revista Select, N. 26, Oct/Nov 2015

Ballettikka Internettikka in the new issue of Revista Select (N. 26, Oct/Nov 2015), Sao Paulo, Brazil.


— Guilherme Kujawski: Ação e procedimento, page 36

O íntimo, o global e o performático —
Dedicada à performance, a seLecT 26 apresenta artistas que utilizam essa linguagem para moldar identidades e afirmar atitudes políticas; confira o editorial da edição.

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Transnumeriques Awards – Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention @ Transnumeriques Awards / ARTour biennale 2015:

— Igor Štromajer: zero0/ tolerance

Winners: Domenico Dom Barra, Francois Beaurain, Maxime Dardenne
Honorable Mentions: Francoise Gamma, Igor Štromajer, Milos Rajkovic aka Sholim

Exhibition, 26 June – 30 August 2015
Awards, 30 September 2015

Membres od the Jury:
Philippe Franck (Be) >> Transcultures – artistic director ¦¦¦ Jacques Urbanska (Be – Web) >> Transcultures – project manager >> media artist >> Founder and CEO ¦¦¦ Eric Claus (Be) >> responsible for exhibitions @ Centre culturel régional du Centre >> ARTour – Bienale d’Art contemporain et patrimoine ¦¦¦ Gabrielle Souychere (Fr – president of this jury) >> VIDEOFORMES festival artistic director ¦¦¦ Vincent Matthu (Be) >> Art Acquisition Advisory CEO ¦¦¦ Systaime (Fr – Web) >> Media artist >> Founder ¦¦¦ Bernardo Villar (Es) >> Sociologist >> Founder and CEO ¦¦¦ Serge Hoofman (Be) >> La Cambre National School of Visual Arts >> media arts professor >> media artist ¦¦¦ Alexandra Dementieva (Be) >> media artist ¦¦¦ Laurence beckers (Fr) >> Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture >> Projects Coordinator, Digital Program ¦¦¦ Thierry Mbaye (Fr) >> MeuhLab – Founder and CEO >> media artist ¦¦¦ Kika Nicolela (Br – Be) >> Curator >> media artist ¦¦¦ Valérie Hasson-Benillouche‏ (Fr) >> Galerie Charlot >> artistic director

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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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