Igor Stromajer - Brane Zorman (Slovenia)
Born 1967 & graduated at The Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Lives and works mostly in Ljubljana/Slovenia. Stromajer is an intimate mobile communicator, multimedia communication artist. He researches tactical emotional states and traumatic low-tech emotional strategies. He has shown his work at more than hundred exhibitions and festivals in forty-two countries and received a number of awards (Moscow, Hamburg, Dresden, Belfort, Madrid, and Maribor). As artist-in-residence he lectures at universities and contemporary art institutes in Europe, USA and Canada.
His works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre national d'art et de Culture Georges Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Moderna galerija - the Slovene Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Computerfinearts Gallery - net and media art collection, New York, USA; and permanently exhibited at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. Stromajer has presented his work worldwide in more than one houndred exhibitions and festivals, among them, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Curator: Christine Van Assche); Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (Curator: Remeidos Zafra); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (Curator: Brugge DeMoll); P-10 Gallery, Singapore (Curator: Tien Wei Woon); Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland (Curators: Sanna Syvänen); Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, Canada (Curator: Valerie Lamontagne); FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil; SIGGRAPH, USA; Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Curator: Arjon Dunnewind); European Media Art Festival - Osnabrueck, Germany (Curator: Alfred Rotert); Serralves Museum; Porto, Portugal (Curator: Maria Teresa Cruz); Banff New Media Institute, Canada; NICA Gallery 2001, BellaCenter, Copenhagen, Danmark (Curators: Anna Kindvall, Lars Gustav Midboe); Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany (Curators: Anke Hoffmann, Susanne Jaschko).
Born in 1962, composer, works as a freelance artist - composer in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a solo artist and a composer he has composed and produced music for more than 30 theatre and dance performances, film, video, internet projects, sound installations. He has released several theatre soundtrack CDs as well as couple dance EPs for various slovenian labels, produced and recorded first CD soundtrack in Slovenia (1992) and first DTS surround encoded soundtrack for a theatre performance in Slovenia (2001). He is the master-mind behind the project BeitThroN. The BeitTHroN project is considered as a one of the pioneers and creators of techno-electronic-dance scene in Slovenia. As a video and audio artist he collaborates with Irena Pivka on a CONA / ZONE projects - a series of audio-visual projects which studies conflicting situations of contemporary social relations regarding migration, human trafficing, social, cultural and phisical borders, conflicts between individual and society, minor and majority. CONA / ZONE projects are the constantly changing stories of individuals from the areas of developing socio-political, cultural and territorial relations which can lead to both extremely homogeneous cohabitation and being, as well as to cataclysmic and unsolvable conflicting frictions and situations. Brane Zorman Vs BeitThroN also works with internet artist Igor Stromajer on a worldwide recognizable internet projects Ballettikka Internettikka which 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 guerilla tactics and mobile live internet broadcasting strategies.
Oppera Internettikka Bollywooddikka, 2006
low-tech IT e-Bollywood "Stromajer singing HTML & Java + MC Brane manipulating MP3 orchestra" - LIVE internet broadcast from New Delhi # location: India International Centre - New Delhi, India / Saturday, January 28th, 2006; 8 PM (Standard Indian Time +05:30 UTC)
Oppera Internettikka is a series of low-tech internet opera art projects which began in 1998 with the singing HTML code. It explores a combination of classical opera tactics and strategies, together with singing HTML source code, Java scripts and applets.
Oppera Internettikka Bollywooddikka is a project by Igor Stromajer, singing HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and Java (Java Scripts and Applets) source codes in Retro-Bollywood style, and Brane Zorman Vs BeitThroN, operating MP3 orchestra live from New Delhi, India. It was performed live in the India International Centre in New Delhi, in the frame of CeC & CaC - The Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave , presented by The Academy of Electronic Arts, and broadcasted live on the internet. CeC - The Carnival of e-Creativity was organized by the producer, curator and director Shankar Barua.
Igor Stromajer and Brane Zorman were singing, composing and manipulating HTML source code of the www.bollywood.com website, as it was written on August 15th (2005), Indian Independence Day.
Produced by Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Slovenia, 2006 - in collaboration with Cona. Special thanks to Bojana Kunst and Irena Pivka.
Project supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
In January 1996 Intima Virtual Base created its first net art project, entitled 0.HTML. The project was awarded Third prize at Extension 1997, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (jury: Dr. Uwe M. Schneede, Rainer Wörtmann, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Valie Export, Dr. Dieter Daniels).