[dance-tech] Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka, 29 May 2010 (C3K44XE, Amsterdam, Hamburg)

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  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 12:37:44 +0200

Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka
(Internet Ballet)
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
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:


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

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.
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


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