Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka (Internet Ballet) http://www.intima.org/bi/ins by Igor Stromajer and Brane Zorman Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 22:00 (Amsterdam/Berlin/Paris Local Time) Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam Live Internet Broadcast - authors and performers: Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman - theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst - live music (composed and performed) by MC Brane Vs BeitThron - live video edited by Igor Stromajer Co-produced by the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Nederlands Instituut Voor Mediakunst), Amsterdam (www.nimk.nl), Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts (www.intima.org) and Cona Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (www.cona.si), May 2010. Ballettikka Internettikka is a series of tactical art projects which began in 2001. It explores wireless Internet ballet performances combined with guerrilla tactics and mobile live Internet broadcasting strategies. After invading the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (2002), La Scala in Milan (2004), the National Theatre in Belgrade (2005), Volksbühne in Berlin (2006), the City Hall and Lippo Centre in Hong Kong (2007), a construction site in Seoul (2008), the Norwegian island Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean (2008), the Japanese island Minami Torishima in the Pacific Ocean (2009) and other institutions, places and their concepts. Stromajer and Zorman are now preparing a new Internet ballet – Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka, performing and broadcasting live from the coded location C3K44XE in Hamburg. The live event will be broadcast to the public at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, and on the Internet at: http://www.intima.org/bi/ins  In the Port of Hamburg, at the micro location C3K44XE, Stromajer and Zorman will release two micro robotic bugs: two artificial autonomous robotic toy insects (based on the HexBug Alpha and HexBug Bravo platforms), equipped with mechanical and electronic sensors and with two wireless waterproof night vision micro spy-cameras, let loose to commit a parallel suicide (the third, invisible micro robotic bug, equipped with the same camera, will observe the situation from the distance). Both of the robotic bugs are programmed only to commit suicide – at the same time (with up to +/- 5 seconds time tolerance) – but not how to do it. Their intelligent decision-making electronic system will allow them to select the method of their simultaneous death. Visitors of the Performmikka Internettikka event in Amsterdam and visitors on-line will be able to monitor the robotic bugs’ path to death, and their final decision. How will the robotic insects decide? Autonomously or politically? "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)  Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka is a part of the event Performmikka Internettikka, curated by Petra Heck. http://nimk.nl/eng/calendar/performmikka-internettikka Performmikka Internettikka is an evening with Internet/teleperformances by Annie Abrahams, Christophe Bruno, Constant Dullaart and Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman, focused on the relations between contemporary performance practices and the Internet. Petra Heck, curator (Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, NIMk) E-mail: petra [at] nimk.nl Tel.: +31 20 6237101 Fax: +31 20 6244423  Additional information about Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka: Intima Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/intima Intima Twitter: http://twitter.com/intima Intima Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/20Hhj1 Flickr: http://bit.ly/b1EFJL    Intima Virtual Base intima.org [at] gmail.com, skype: intima.org Mobile: +49 162 634 3285 (Germany) http://www.intima.org Cona http://www.cona.si    * intimate news: Ballettikka Internettikka The newsletter is produced by the Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts and Cona Institute, Slovenia. This e-mail message was sent to you because the authors and the producers wished to invite you to join the on-line artistic event or you have provided your e-mail address to Intima Virtual Base or/and Cona Institute. If you do not wish to receive future e-mail messages from Intima Virtual Base or/and Cona Institute, you may unsubscribe now by sending an e-mail to intima.org[at]gmail.com with the following command in the body text: unsubscribe. This e-mail message has been scanned by Norton Anti-Virus Software (295424554324668923).