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BALLETTIKKA INTERNETTIKKA INTERMENTTIKKA / Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman / 21.07.2008. / Live Internet Broadcast


(Construction Site Guerrilla Internet Ballet)
by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman

Live Internet Broadcast
from Seoul, Korea
22 July 2008 at 6 AM Korean Time (GMT/UTC+9)

Paris / Berlin / Ljubljana: 21 July at 11:00 PM
New York: 21 July at 5:00 PM
Buenos Aires: 21 July at 6:00 PM

In the frame of Digital Playground 2008 "Hack the City" exhibition in TMCA (Total Museum of Contemporary Art), Seoul.


- created, operated & realized by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
- soundtrack composed by MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System
- theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst, Ljubljana
- curator: Nathalie Boseul Shin, TMCA Seoul
- special thanks to Sabina Yeowoon Lee, Eun Ji Kim, Jung-eun Lee


Digital Playground 2008

Ballettikka Internettikka is a series of tactical art projects which began in 2001 with the exploration of internet ballet. It explores wireless internet ballet performances combined with guerrilla tactics and mobile live internet broadcasting strategies. After invading The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (2002), La Scala in Milan (2004), The National Theatre in Belgrade (2005), Volksbühne in Berlin (2006), City Hall and Lippo Centre in Hong Kong (2007) and other institutions and their concepts, Stromajer and Zorman will perform a new internet ballet -- Ballettikka Internettikka Intermenttikka -- as part of the Digital Playground 2008, secretly broadcasting live from the target construction site in Seoul, performing a robotic mortal ballet right after the sunrise. The artists are going to grout the sad and lonely commercial Silverlit R/C toy-robot with cement and inter it into reinforced ferroconcrete foundations of the selected rising building, to stay there for ever.

The robot is going to be equipped with powerful QSTARZ BT-Q818 eXtreme GPS transmitter which is going to broadcast the signal until the robot and the transmitter will run out of batteries. The signal is going to be edited live by the computer sotware and is going to be available for public mourning and monitoring at the address


Robots often cry – why shuldn’t you?
From 22 July to 24 August 2008 Ballettikka Internettikka Intermenttikka project (including the selected history of Ballettikka Internettikka since 2001) will be exhibited at TMCA (Total Museum of Contemporary Art) in Seoul, as part of the Digital Playground 2008 "Hack the City" exhibition curated by Nathalie Boseul Shin.


Video documentation of Ballettikka Internettikka Intermenttikka project will be available online, 12 hours after the live action.


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"We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight them on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender."
(W. Churchill)


Igor Stromajer
is an intimate mobile communicator. He researches intimate emotional tactics and traumatic low-tech guerrilla strategies. He has shown his work at more than a hundred exhibitions in fifty countries on all the continents and received a number of awards. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid; Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia; Computerfinearts Gallery, New York and others.


Brane Zorman
is a composer and sound manipulator. Between 1982 and 1986 he was frontman for the Slovene punk group O!KULT. He is a pioneer of the Slovene techno scene. Since 1987 he has been composing music for both Slovene and international theatre, dance and multimedia performances and projects and has made guest appearances throughout Europe. Recently he works with Irena Pivka on a series of audio-visual installations ZONE (