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.
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.
Maribor: Gallery KiBela, Tuesday September 26th 2006 at 9 PM
Ljubljana: Cyberpipe, Friday, September 29th 2006 at 9 PM
# open workshops:
Maribor: Gallery KiBela, Wednesday, September 27th 2006 from 11 AM
until 2 PM, http://www.kibla.org
Ljubljana: Cyberpipe, Saturday, September 30th 2006 from 11 AM until
2 PM, http://www.kiberpipa.org/
Practical artistic workshop on WJ-s software, lead by Anne Roquigny
in collaboration with Stéphane Kyles.
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
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 (www.institutfrance.si/fr) .
# information in Slovenian language:
# information in English and French:
  
"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:
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.
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.