(we apologize for possible cross-posting) Ballettikka Internettikka: Hydraullikka by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman http://www.intima.org/bi/hyd May 2008 After digitally igniting a robot with computer software (Ballettikka Internettikka: Olymppikka; March 2008; www.intima.org/bi/bi-ol), Stromajer and Zorman are pressing, flattening and grinding two fragile robots-in-love with merciless heavy hydraulic press machine (800 tons). VIDEO documentation Internet broadcast (using 5 synchronized cameras) from Gorenje, Velenje, Slovenia to Plaza del Rey (Baile electrónico / Bal numérique, public urban screening), Madrid, Spain (10 May 2008) - created, operated & realized by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman - soundtrack composed by MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System - camera by I. Stromajer, B. Zorman, Robi Klancnik - theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst, Ljubljana - special thanks to Vlado Gotvan Repnik, Janez Jansa, Nathalie Hénon, Jean-François Rettig, Arturo Enrique Moreno Reyes Produced by Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts in collaboration with BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System, Ljubljana; roARaTorio, Paris; Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid Very special thanks to Gorenje Group, Velenje, Slovenia. Ballettikka Internettikka is an ongoing artistic study of the internet guerrilla performance: http://www.intima.org/bi "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)    About the authors: Igor Stromajer http://www.intima.org 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 http://www.ljudmila.org/beitthron 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 (www.cona.si).    Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Slovenia http://www.intima.org +386 41 703291 3 [at] intima [dot] org    * intimate news: Ballettikka Internettikka The newsletter is produced by the Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Slovenia and BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System. This e-mail message was sent to you because the authors and the producer wanted to invite you to join the on-line artistic event or you have provided your e-mail address to Intima Virtual Base or/and BeitThroN. If you do not wish to receive future e-mail messages from Intima Virtual Base or/and BeitThroN, you may unsubscribe now by sending an e-mail to 3[at]intima[dot]org with the following command in the body text: unsubscribe. E-mail message is scanned by Norton Anti-Virus Software (20892300004377).