Expunction – Deleting intima.org Net Art Works
11 May – 16 June 2011
e/motion HELP - is there anybody out there?
Title: e/motion HELP - is there anybody out there?
35 files: 407 KB
Created: 1997 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Deleted: 13 June 2011
Author: Igor Štromajer
Produced by Produced by Intima Virtual Base - www.intima.org
- 20 HTML files
- 15 GIF files
h t t p : / / w w w . i n t i m a . o r g / h e l p
- List of exhibitions (until 2007): intima.org/exhibit.html
- List of selected related texts (until 2007): intima.org/archives.html
screenshots/fragments (click to enlarge):
This net artwork deals with loneliness and communication and associates the loneliness that one can experience in cyberspace, behind one's computer window and space loneliness through the emblematic figures of Gagarin and Terechkova, being the only human "there" at a time, with no one to share the extraordinary moments they were living. In Štromajer's view, the two cosmonauts are the Adam and Eve of our new era. In this work, Gagarin and Terechkova become kinds of icons, part of a saga and of real history. Through them and their symbolic value, space has become part of history, of our life, something "usual".
- Annick Bureaud
my name is valentina vladimirovna tereshkova. i am alone. it hurts.
my name is yury alekseyevich gagarin. i am alone. it hurts.
in my spacecraft, vostok 1, i travelled once around the earth on a flight lasting 108 minutes. because she did not know what the effects of loneliness on me might be, my e-motions were controlled entirely from earth.
you are like her. control me, please.
From Technological to Virtual Art
The MIT Press, Cambridge/London, 2007
- writes about selected Štromajer's net art works:
e/motion, 0.html, gsm, [share], and sm.N
Whitechapel Gallery: Electronic Superhighway, London 2016 - Exhibition Catalogue - a conversation between musician and media artist Dragan Espenschied and Heather Corcoran (Executive Director of Rhizome) is illustrated with an image of Igor Štromajer's net art work e/motion from 1997
Annick Bureaud: Utopies distribuées, art press, Paris, November 1999
- from the EMAF 1998 catalog / European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück 1998
[Flickr] Expunction DEL NET ART Screenshots