Intima Virtual Base

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Virtualna baza Intima - zavod za sodobne umetnosti
http://www.intima.org
intima.org@gmail.com
Regentova 6, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 41 703 291
RegionSI-2
Igor Štromajer, Director
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Past Events
  • 2 June 2019
    The performance Thinging by Jan Rozman, produced by Emanat Institute and co-produced by Dance Theatre Ljubljana, and Unfollow Me, a proto-performance by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), at the Performing Arts Festival Berlin at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, Germany
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  • 15 March to 28 June 2019
    The group exhibition Endemic Vs. Global, featuring Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), Eva Petrič, Petra Kapš, Jernej Humar, Metka Zupanič, Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljišco, Vanja Mervič, Vesna Bukovec, and Žiga Pilih, co-curated by Vasja Nagy, at Autonomous National University of Mexico, C3 Science Complexity Center in Mexico City, Mexico
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  • 12 March to 2 June 2019
    Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), in the frame of the Web Retro exhibition, at Project Gallery 2), Seoul Museum of Art (Exhibition Hall 2 in Seoul, South Korea
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  • 29 May to 2 September 2018
    The exhibition Join the Dots, featuring This Is Not a Love Song by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), at Salone degli Incanti in Trieste/Trst, Italy
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  • 29 March 2018
    Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) contributing to the live networked performance Online En-semble – Entanglement Training in the frame of the online symposium Art of the Networked Practice – Social Broadcasting at Design & Media, School of Art in Singapore, Singapore
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  • 1 March to 1 April 2017
    Behind the Scenes – The Visual Codes of Network, an exhibition featuring works by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), at VN Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia
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  • 23 April 2016
    A screening of Make Love Not Art – Do Not Expect Me To Do It For You by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) at the European Media Art Festival at Filmtheater Hasetor in Osnabrück, Germany
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  • 13 November to 22 November 2015
    Digital Art Festival Taipei 2015 featuring zero0/ tolerance by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
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  • 26 June to 30 August 2015
    ARTour Biennal featuring zero0/ tolerance by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) at Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée de la Communauté française in La Louvière, Belgium
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  • 13 February 2015
    A performance by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) and Gretta Louw at Stadtgalerie Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany
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  • 23 November to 30 November 2014
    Subversive Systems. Poetic Transfiguration of the Digital, a group exhibition also featuring the works of Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), at Stadtgalerie Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany
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  • 21 October to 15 November 2014
    An artists panel discussion by BridA (Tom Kerševan, Jurij Pavlica and Sendi Mango) and DE.fragmentation, a joint exhibition curated by BridA and featuring works by BridA, Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman (RadioCona), Primož Bizjak, Maja Smrekar, Bogdan Soban, Arjan Pregl, Anja Medved, Saso Sedlaček, Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), and Miha Tursič, Špela Petrič & Maja Murnik, at IMRC Center in Orono, USA
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  • 18 March 2014
    Social Networks as Platforms for Media Art, a media art and digital culture workshop with Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia
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  • 14 March to 13 April 2014
    DE.fragmentation, a joint exhibition also featuring works by Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica (BridA), Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman (RadioCona), Arjan Pregl, and Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) at GRO Gallery in Jakobstad, Finland
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  • 15 November 2013 to 15 January 2014
    I Am Not Good Enough, a talk and exhibition by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base), at National Museum of Contemporary Art - MNAC in Bucharest, Romania
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  • 27 April 2013
    Omissive Art a=tF², a lecture by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) at the EMAF 2013 at Haus der Jugend in Osnabrück, Germany
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  • 23 August to 23 September 2012
    The international group exhibition of contemporary art Alzheimer featuring videos by Igor Štromajer (Intima Virtual Base) at Parque Cultural de Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chile
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Intima Virtual Base 2004 Ballettikka Internettikka Robottikka Milano.jpg

Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts was established in 1996 by intermedia artist Igor Štromajer and serves mostly as a platform for his projects in which he as a rule collaborates with many partners – individuals such as Brane Zorman of Cona Institute and Annie Abrahams as well as institutions such as Aksioma Institute to name a few. Intima Virtual Base alias Štromajer works mostly on Internet-based art projects, interactive installations, technology-related artworks, video, sound and radio projects, and conceptual contemporary performing arts. Intima researches tactical emotion states, intimate guerilla tactics, and traumatic low-technology strategies.

Activities and collections

Igor Štromajer, who graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), has shown his work at more than 100 exhibitions and festivals in 50 countries and received a number of international awards.

Beside the both main Slovene institutions for contemporary arts, the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana and the Maribor Art Gallery, his works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), and the Computerfinearts Collection (New York). As an artist-in-residence he has lectured at universities and contemporary arts institutes in Europe, the USA, and Canada.

Projects

Štromajer's early internationally-renowned projects include I want to share you – what are you doing to me? (Serralves Museum within Porto 2001 – Capital Europeia da Cultura, Portugal); S.HTML security – a net monument (2003); We Finns, We Don't Use Chains!, a dystopian territorial database (Antwerp, 2003); wPack wireless packages, a distribution centre (2004); or Problemmarket.com, The Problem Stock Exchange, conceived in collaboration with Janez Janša.

Ballettikka Internettikka

This long-termed Internet guerilla performance study developed in collaboration with Brane Zorman and theoretical adviser Bojana Kunst. It explored wireless Internet ballet performances combined with guerilla tactics and live broadcasts. Between 2001 and 2011 twenty subprojects were executed in various locations worldwide, starting with Net Ballet in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and concluding with Antarcttikka in Antarctica.

Oppera Internettikka

This is a series of low-tech internet opera art projects developed between 1998 and 2008 in collaboration with Brane Zorman and Annie Abrahams. It explored the combination of classical opera tactics and strategies, together with singing HTML source code, text-to-speech software, Java scripts and applets. The project was presented in Skopje, Berlin, Ljubljana, New Delhi, Montpellier, and on the Internet.

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