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September 25, 2006



Web Performances in Real Space

WJ-s web performances in real space in Maribor and Ljubljana, Slovenia :: September 26th - 30th 2006.

Satellite Night Fever :: live WJ-s performance by Davide Grassi, Aksioma: Traveling around the world does not start and does not end at home. In between there is a planet which is a window into the world. In 365 megabytes with software around the world.

RoboMarseillaise :: live WJ-s performance by Igor Stromajer, Intima Virtual Base: Historical facts are constructed fiction and fictive construction. History is written by winners, facts are written by artists.

# performances: Maribor: Gallery KiBela, Tuesday September 26th 2006 at 9 PM; Ljubljana: Cyberpipe, Friday, September 29th 2006 at 9 PM Admission free.

# open workshops: Maribor: Gallery KiBela, Wednesday, September 27th 2006 from 11 AM until 2 PM, Ljubljana: Cyberpipe, Saturday, September 30th 2006 from 11 AM until 2 PM, Practical artistic workshop on WJ-s software, lead by Anne Roquigny in collaboration with Stéphane Kyles. Admission free.

Concept: Anne Roquigny, new media curator, France
Programming WJ-s/oftware: Stéphane Kyles, artist / programmer, France Web performers in real space: Davide Grassi (Satellite Night Fever) and Igor Stromajer (RoboMarseillaise), Slovenia

Co-produced by Intima Virtual Base - Institute for Contemporary Arts Multimedia Center KIBLA, MAribor Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana.

Partner: Multimedia Center Cyberpipe / Kiberpipa, Ljubljana

Co-financed by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana and Institut Français Charles Nodier, Ljubljana.

# information in Slovenian language: http://www.wj-s.org/Maribor-Ljubljana

# information in English and French: http://www.wj-s.org

"WJ-s" is a software and a flexible, high speed connexion public device for web performances which allows actors of the Internet, webjockeys, sound and image artists, netartists, bloggers, graphic designers, flashers, programmers, curators, hacktivists, new media theorists, pioneers and web mutants... to play live with the full scope of contents available in the wideness of the web.

About the authors:

Davide Grassi is a media artist, performer and producer of Italian origins working and living in Ljubljana since 1995. His artistic work has a strong social connotation and is characterized by an inter-media approach. Grassi is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations, documentaries and media projects. Among them I Need Money to Be an Artist, Brainscore (with Darij Kreuh), Problemarket - the Problem Stock Exchange (with Igor Stromajer), machinaZOIS and DemoKino.

Igor 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; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia; Computerfinearts Gallery, New York and others.

Posted by jo at September 25, 2006 05:44 PM