28. 10. 2011What is the meaning of AV archives?

Lectures, screening, installation and performance
Web site DIVA Station

October 27th, 2011, 6pm till 10pm
Kapelica Gallery, Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana

What is the meaning of AV archives?

Creating physical and virtual, analogue and digital archives is a necessary tool to enable us a reflexion on contemporary art production. UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to better focus on the meaning of audio-visual materials and their carriers, and to provide an incentive to protect and maintain these documents which are an essential part of cultural heritage.

SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana tries to address an overall debate about Slovenian video art and new-media practice with research, documentation, presentation, education and archive programmes to preserve movable cultural heritage. Ever since 2005 we are preparing international seminars to seek for answers concerning the field of archiving AV materials.

This year we will ask ourselves about the meaning of audiovisual archives and officially launch the web page of video and media art DIVA Station (www.e-arhiv.org/diva).