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Ballettikka Internettikka [guerrilla internet ballet]

The presentation by Igor Stromaer is also included in the optional program of the international project Curatorial Translation curated by Dr. Suzana Milevska, Director of the Visual and Cultural Reserach Centre at the Euro Balkan Institute – Skopje.

Ballettikka Internettikka is a serial 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.

From 2001 to 2006 eight different Ballettikka Internettikka actions were performed:

* Net Ballet - Internet, 2001
* Ballet Net - The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia, 2002
* M-III Robot Ballet - Lab 03, Bergen International Theatre, Bergen, Norway, 2003
* BRVI – RealVideo - Television Slovenia - Cultural Program, 2003
* Autto Mobillikka - Ljubljana Motorway Beltway, Slovenia, 2003
* Illegallikka Robottikka - Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy, 2004
* BEO Guerrillikka - National Ballet, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005
* VolksNetBallet - Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany, 2006

Authors: Igor Stromajer and Brane Zorman
Theoretical Adviser: Bojana Kunst
Produced by Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts (, Slovenia, 2001-2006; and Aksioma (, 2003

Ballettikka Internettikka was presented in noumerous galleries and museums of contemporary art worldwide (from 2002 to 2005) including Le Centre national d'art et de Culture Georges Pompidou - Musee national d'art moderne in Paris, 15. Stuttgarter Filmwinter in Stuttgart, Centro em Movimento in Lisbon, FILE 03 - electronic language international festival in Sao Paulo, Titanik Gallery in Turku (Finland), P-10 Gallery in Singapour, IMPAKT festival in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Thailand 3rd New Media Arts Festival in Bangkok, Cork Vision Centre - Cork Cultural Capital of Europe 2005 (Ireland) and CEC ArtsLink and New York University in New York.
About the authors:

Igor Stromajer is an mobile intimate 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 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.

The presentation is organized by the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) Skopje.