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BALLETTIKKA INTERNETTIKKA: OLYMPPIKKA, Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman / 24. 03, Athens


Monday 24 March 2008
Ballettikka Internettikka: Olymppikka
by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman


Igor Stromajer
is an intimate mobile communicator. He researches tactical emotional states and traumatic low-tech strategies. He has shown his work at more than a hundred exhibitions in forty-two countries and received a number of awards. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte 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 (

 At the same time that the official 2008 Olympic Torch is being kindled by the light of the Sun (Olympia, Greece), Stromajer & Zorman are digitally igniting a robot with computer software. VIDEO documentation (5’40): Photo (300 dpi):

  • created, operated & realized by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman soundtrack composed by MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System (O! KULT - A.M.F.; lyrics/music/production by Brane Zorman; recorded 1986; O! KULT DVD "ZA LJUDI" - Cona Records, 2007/2008)
  • theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst, Ljubljana
  • location art manager: Daphne Dragona, Athens
  • very special thanks to Vlado Gotvan Repnik and Jana Renee Wilcoxen

Produced by Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Slovenia, November 2007 / in collaboration with BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System, Ljubljana + The Official Website of the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay + Wikipedia: Olympic Flame Ballettikka Internettikka is an ongoing artistic study of the internet guerrilla performance: "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)   Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Slovenia +386 41 703291 3 [at] intima [dot] org