22. 05. 2017Premiere of new curated video program in Vienna

Postaja DIVA predstavlja IV

We would like to invite you to premiere of the curated video program DIVA Station Presents IV in Vienna, in Blickle Kino, placed in 21er Haus, Quartier Belvedere, Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at 7pm.

In partnership with Ursula Blickle Video Archiv and with the support of Skica the archive will be presented for the first time in Vienna. The program will include the presentation of DIVA Station by Barbara Borčić, program advisor, curator and head of video programs at SCCA-Ljubljana, a screening of curated program DIVA Station Presents IV and a discussion moderated by Claudia Slanar, the curator of the Ursula Blickle Video Archive at the 21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art.

More: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_17-18.htm

31. 03. 2017Slovenian premiere of the curated video program DIVA Station Presents III

Postaja DIVA predstavlja III

We would like to invite you to Slovenian premiere of the curated video program DIVA Station Presents III in Slovenian Cinematheque in Ljubljana on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 8pm.

Synoptic video program, entitled DIVA Station Presents III, was curated by Barbara Borčić. The premiere program was successfully introduced last year – at first in the LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), then in Brooklyn (New York), where we were hosted by organization UnionDocs (unDo) Center for Documentary Art.

Curated video program will now have its debut for the local audience in the Slovenian Cinematheque. Selection presents 17 video works which are divided into three parts: From analogue to digital, From memory to fiction and From impression to digression.

MORE: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_17-14.htm

21. 01. 2017Fresh Perspective

Ana Sluga, Somewhere Else, 2011
Ana Sluga, Somewhere Else, 2011

January 24, 2017, 7pm
Cultural Centre Nova Gorica, Mala dvorana

The Fresh Perspective program focuses on technological and stylistic characteristics as well as shifts in contents and concepts in the production compared to older works from the archive. The program pursuits for different artistic approaches to the times of today and intentionally exposes women artists.

Selected works: Ana Čigon, Za luno, 2015; Pila Rusjan, Elisa, 5, 2010; Noemi Veberič Levovnik, The Yellow Turn, 2011; Valerie Wolf Gang, Distant Memory, 2014; Katarina Rešek (Kukla), Napravi mi dete: Napoleon, 2016; Andrea Knezović, Ode to Helplessness, The Inability to Breathe In 1.0, 2016; Ana Sluga, Somewhere Else, 2011; Yuliya Molina, Some-body, 2015; Neža Jurman (Nez Pez), Morph, 2016; Urška Djukić, Persistence vol.2, 2014; Nika Autor, Postcards, 2010; Vesna Bukovec, Circular, 2016; RÁTNEEK (Maja Prelog, Blaž Murn), 2 0 4 5, 2016

15. 01. 2017»Bogdaj mrličem spat« / Let the Dead Sleep premiered at Photon Gallery

Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Afterlife
Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Afterlife, 2010

January 18, 2017, 6pm
Photon Gallery, Ljubljana

The title of the programme (curated by Jasna Jernejšek) is taken from the Miha Vipotnik’s video, entitled Lenora in which he metaphorically addresses the possibilities of artists to question the incomprehensible paradox of death, or „enigma of death“ as Hans Belting designated it. The idea of death that exceeds biological finitude of human body is based on complex mixture of processes, socially accepted knowledges, expectations, beliefs, rituals and everyday practices which are integral part of the cultural definition of death.

The selected artists contemplate the idea of death in various ways. How is one touched upon the death of the (beloved) Other? Is death possible without life, and the opposite, is the life without death possible? How to deliberate one’s own death? How to see one’s own death given that it is impossible gaze which is a source of numerous fantasies? The artists of this programme do not offer unambiguous answers but rather reflect their personal experiences in their own expressive ways.

Selected works: Damijan Kracina, Ant, 1997, Miha Vipotnik, Lenora, 1983, Ema Kugler, Phantom, 2003, Marko Kovačič, Requiem M, 1990, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Afterlife, 2010, Gorazd Krnc, Three Doors, 2007

19. 12. 2016Thank you for your attention!

Thank you for your attention!

Video screening from DIVA Station archive
Short Film Night: Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 23pm
Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana

A selection of works from DIVA station, prepared by Neža Grum and Luka Polutnik titled Thank you for your attention!.

In today’s time we face an abundance of information, which are outlining our daily routines and often divert out attention. The curated video programme explores attention deficiency on two levels. The selection of six video works tries to catch the viewers’ attention and at the same time test it and look for reasons for its absence. It tackles it with humour, sexuality, meditation and spirituality, provocation, repetitivity and materiality.

Selected works: Oliver Marčeta: Jesus von New Orleans, 1994, Jasna Hribernik: House of Contrasts, 1998, Ana Sluga: Still Life I/, 2011, Mark Požlep: Soft machine, 2010, Nataša Prosenc Stearns: Betonski človek (The Concrete Man), 1995, Ana Čigon: OHOHO, 2015

More: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_16-29.htm

2. 12. 2016DIVA Station Presents No 3: New York

DIVA Station Presents No 3

Presentation of archive, screening of video program and discussion
December 4, 7.30pm
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, New York

DIVA Station was hosted by UnionDocs (UnDo) Center for Documentary Art based in Brooklyn. The event included the presentation of DIVA Station archive and a screening of curated program DIVA Station Presents No 3. Curator Barbara Borčić presented DIVA Station archive, while Emil Memon, New York based artist, and Pawel Wojtasik, video artist and film maker, joined the discussion.

Selected works:

  • From analogue to digital
    Miha Vipotnik: Space 2, 1986; Ana Čigon: One More Kick, 2009; Sašo Sedlaček: Veliki izklop / The Big Switch Off, 2011; Luka Dekleva: Singing Bridges, 2008; Vesna Bukovec: Important News, 2003; Nika Špan: How to Socialise the Blues?, 2007
  • From memory to fiction
    Marko A. Kovačič: Naprej v preteklost / Forth into the Past, 1995; Valeri Wolf Gang: Distant Memory, 2014; Miha Vipotnik: Path of Crazy Wisdom, 1993
  • From impression to digression
    Emil Memon: Schizophrenia / Blue movie, 1983/95; Nataša Prosenc Stearns: The Noise Factor, 2012; Urška Djukić: Persistence 2, 2014; Neven Korda: Jesensko tihožitje / An Autumnal Still Life, 2002; Zvonka T Simčič: Broken h-h-h…egg, 2000; Ana Čigon: Finger in U.S., 2010; Jasna Hribernik: Tense Present: Šum fotonov / Tense Present: Photon Noise, 2015; Andrej Lupinc: V 8. minutah okoli sveta / In Eight Minutes Around the World, 1990-2000


More: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_16-26.htm

8. 11. 2016DIVA Station Presents No 3: Los Angeles

DIVA Station Presents No 3

Presentation of archive, screening of video program and discussion
November 16, 7–9pm
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), United States

DIVA Station archive was hosted by LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions). The event included the presentation of DIVA Station archive and a screening of curated program DIVA Station Presents No 3. Curator Barbara Borčić presented DIVA Station archive, while Slovene artist Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Nancy Buchanan, Los Angeles based artist and curator, and Kathy Rae Huffman, artist, curator and writer, joined the discussion.

Selected works:

  • From analogue to digital
    Miha Vipotnik: Space 2, 1986; Ana Čigon: One More Kick, 2009; Sašo Sedlaček: Veliki izklop / The Big Switch Off, 2011; Luka Dekleva: Singing Bridges, 2008; Vesna Bukovec: Important News, 2003; Nika Špan: How to Socialise the Blues?, 2007
  • From memory to fiction
    Marko A. Kovačič: Naprej v preteklost / Forth into the Past, 1995; Valeri Wolf Gang: Distant Memory, 2014; Miha Vipotnik: Path of Crazy Wisdom, 1993
  • From impression to digression
    Emil Memon: Schizophrenia / Blue movie, 1983/95; Nataša Prosenc Stearns: The Noise Factor, 2012; Urška Djukić: Persistence 2, 2014; Neven Korda: Jesensko tihožitje / An Autumnal Still Life, 2002; Zvonka T Simčič: Broken h-h-h…egg, 2000; Ana Čigon: Finger in U.S., 2010; Jasna Hribernik: Tense Present: Šum fotonov / Tense Present: Photon Noise, 2015; Andrej Lupinc: V 8. minutah okoli sveta / In Eight Minutes Around the World, 1990-2000


More: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_16-23.htm

21. 10. 2016Fresh Perspective on the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 27, 7pm
Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana

DIVA Station each year marks the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – 27th of October. We have presented the new video programme Fresh Perspective (selection by Vesna Bukovec/DIVA station) and hosted Belgian video art (selection by Sofie Ruysseveldt, Andrea Cinel/Argos).

The Fresh Perspective program focuses on technological and stylistic characteristics as well as shifts in contents and concepts in the production compared to older works from the archive. The program pursuits for different artistic approaches to the times of today and intentionally exposes women artists.

Selected works: Ana Čigon, Za luno, 2015; Pila Rusjan, Elisa, 5, 2010; Noemi Veberič Levovnik, The Yellow Turn, 2011; Valerie Wolf Gang, Distant Memory, 2014; Katarina Rešek (Kukla), Napravi mi dete: Napoleon, 2016; Andrea Knezović, Ode to Helplessness, The Inability to Breathe In 1.0, 2016; Ana Sluga, Somewhere Else, 2011; Yuliya Molina, Some-body, 2015; Neža Jurman (Nez Pez), Morph, 2016; Urška Djukić, Persistence vol.2, 2014; Nika Autor, Postcards, 2010; Vesna Bukovec, Circular, 2016; RÁTNEEK (Maja Prelog, Blaž Murn), 2 0 4 5, 2016

More: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_16-21.htm

16. 06. 2016Feedback Loop 2 at Museum Summer Night 2016

Feedback Loop 2

Video screening

Saturday, 18 June 2016
from 10pm – Facade +MSUM, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana

We are joining the traditional Museum Summer Night with a two-hour screening program entitled Feedback Loop 2 at a Museum Square in Ljubljana. The video program Feedback Loop 2 curated by Ida Hiršenfelder presents the part of video archive which is extremely important for understanding video art and its social impact, but remains almost entirely unnoticed and non-representational. Feedback Loop (in its first version) was premiered on media facade of Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb in 2014. The second edition of the program is showcasing a new selection.

More: www.scca-ljubljana.si/news-en_16-15.htm

21. 09. 2015Videospotting at Curating-In-Context symposium in Manila (The Philippines)

Simpozij v Manili

Presentation and screening
August 5, 2015
Blackbox, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Manila

Barbara Borčić presented DIVA Station and Videospotting program in frame of the exchange program Curating-In-Depth in Manila, while Ricky Orellana presented Philippines audiovisual archive Mowelfund; the presentations were followed by projections of works from both archives: program Diva Station Presents and program of short films from Mowelfund. As a part of the Curating-In-Context symposium organised by Planting Rice the event was presented under the name Problematizing Experimental and Archival Practices in Video and Film. That was the first encounter with video art in Slovenia for the Philippines public and with Philippines film production (including films by John Torres) for us from Slovenia.

The event was organised by SCCA-Ljubljana /DIVA Station, video and new media archive in cooperation with Planting Rice (Manila).