17 September 2016 • 17:53 Comments Off on Esslingen / Hochwacht / Aufstiege 2016
13 September 2016 • 14:08 Comments Off on The Day My Internet Art Paid Off! (group show)
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
ㄴ image: Igor Štromajer, intima.org/intimadotorgslashfuture, 2016
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.
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
ㄴ image: Igor Štromajer, intima.org/intimadotorgslashfuture, 2016
5 September 2016 • 23:33 Comments Off on Vizkultura.hr: Make Love Not Art
1 September 2016 • 8:03 Comments Off on »Im Menschen lebt der Gedanke!«
High watchtower at Esslingen Castle / Hochwacht der Esslinger Burg; Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
Preview: 11 September 2016
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)
— 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)
+ PDF Flyer (605 KB)
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2 July 2016 • 12:14 Comments Off on s-0733/y/0785
by !gor & #352;tromajer, 2016
- 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.
This is not a test: Make your own art. Do not expect me to do it for you. a=tF²
All images: 1600 x 900 pix, 96 dpi, RGB, 8 Bits/Channel
Some image files are password-protected – A(B/C):
6 June 2016 • 9:20 Comments Off on 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
23 May 2016 • 14:06 Comments Off on 3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†
22 May 2016 • 14:07 Comments Off on intimadotorgslashfuture
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
Still available for purchase!
26 April 2016 • 14:18 Comments Off on 100 indexdothtml files
100 indexdothtml files
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25 April 2016 • 20:11 Comments Off on 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.
1 April 2016 • 6:48 Comments Off on 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
1 April 2016 • 5:33 Comments Off on Yami-Ichi internetstadl#3, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
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.
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.
1 March 2016 • 10:15 Comments Off on 3¦×Fń–Qé3= Miá†
5 February 2016 • 14:37 Comments Off on #embroidery
28 January 2016 • 22:23 Comments Off on Electronic Superhighway (Whitechapel Gallery): Exhibition Catalogue
Paperback, 272 pages, 297 x 200 mm
First published 2016
Fom Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet
Edited by Omar Kholeif
8 December 2015 • 23:40 Comments Off on ██ – microformance
██ – microformance
[ummuu eene, ookko, aaasa]
Saturday, 26. December 2015 at 18:32
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).
1 December 2015 • 17:30 Comments Off on Crises and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005–2015
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.
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 intima.org server
10 November 2015 • 12:48 Comments Off on Pixxelpoint 2015
OBJECT / PREDMET
16th International Media Art Festival
Nova Gorica (Slovenia), Gorizia (Italy)
27 November – 4 December 2015
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 ↓