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net art presentation: Love Without Mercy

Love Without Mercy

[ i n v i t a t i o n ]

Thursday, January 27th 2005, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

(net art presentation)

CEC ArtsLink
435 Hudson Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10014

Presentation of interactive media and internet art works by Igor
Stromajer (www.intima.org), 1996 - 2004.

Intima Virtual Base is an artistic mark for low-tech tactical
emotional art, contemporary arts actions and sound research.
Basic substance: the intimate, ascetic and interactive
aesthetics. The key words for all activities are seclusion and
ascetics. These imply intimacy, which after all is emphasized in
the name of the artistic mark.

Stromajer will present some of the recent works, like
Ballettikka Internettikka, wPack, S.HTML security, Overcoming
Political Anxiety, The Problem Stock Exchange and others.

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, France; the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid,
Spain; Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia; Computerfinearts
Gallery - net and media art collection, New York, USA; and
permanently exhibited at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg,

CEC ArtsLink, 435 Hudson Street, NY; t: 212-643-1985
info [at] cecartslink [dot] org

Senior Program Director: Fritzie Brown
Manager: Zhenia Stadnik

In co-operation with the Consulate General of Slovenia in New
York. With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the
Republic of Slovenia.
Free admission. We welcome your presence!

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+ www.intima.org USA presentations in February 2005:

Wayne State University - Detroit, MI; February 3rd, 2005 at 3:30
# presentation: Intima Virtual Base (by Igor Stromajer)
and KunstBody (by Bojana Kunst)
* curated by Steven Shaviro (www.shaviro.com)

Bojana Kunst and Igor Stromajer: "Impossible Connections"

The presentation will focus on the recent projects created by
Intima Virtual Base: Ballettikka Internettikka
(www.intima.org/ballettikka) and wPack (www.intima.org/wpack),
which are using impossible connections to develop the possible
strategies of resistance and disobedience. The projects are
participating in the already existing protocols of
communication, but without being servile to them, opening up
links between emotionality and technology, production and
ethics, desire and organization, imagination and institution.
The distribution of politics and intimacy without any reason and
purpose, with the use of limited, incestuous, defined and
controlled protocols is a dystopia and a nonservile revolt to
the world of capital, which can be disarmed only with the use of
its own incestuous tactics.

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Maryland Institue College of Art - Baltimore, MD; February 8th,
# presentation: Problemarket.com - Problem Stock Exchange (by
Davide Grassi & Igor Stromajer)
* curated by Michael Rakowitz (www.possibleutopia.com/mike)

Brown University, Bell Gallery, Providence, RI; February 10th,
2005 at 4 pm
# presentation: Problemarket.com - Problem Stock Exchange (by
Davide Grassi & Igor Stromajer)
* curated by Vesela Sretenovic

"If you can't solve it, sell it!" (Leonardo Reviews MIT Press)
Problemarket.com is a joint-stock company on which shares of
several different companies dealing with problems are listed.
Firms buy, sell, rent and lease problems. Problemarket.com is
responsible for organizing and managing of the international
Problem Stock Exchange, operational since 2001.

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Intima Virtual Base
[ low-tech solution for tactical emotional art ]
3 [at] intima [dot] org
t: 718 349 7771 (Brooklyn, NY)

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