DIVA Station Presents IV (2017)

Curator: Barbara Borčić
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2017
Duration: 62’
Text: Barbara Borčić
Premiere: Blickle Kino / 21er Haus, Quartier Belvedere, Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Wien, June 7, 2017

The program consists of 16 video works and is divided into three sections.


Miha Vipotnik, Space 2, 1′ 53″
Brut, 1986
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Miha Vipotnik, Prostor 2
The author encounters the disapproving attitude of TV stations towards video and video makers by defying gravity as he moves around the four edges of the screen, pointing out the possibilities inside the limits of the medium.

Ana Čigon, One More Kick, 4′ 53″
A.Č., 2009
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Ana Čigon, One More Kick
The technique of measuring the edges enables the author to redefine limited space and subsequently establish new perception of reality.

Sašo Sedlaček, The Big Switch Off, 1′ 48″
Aksioma, 2011
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Sašo Sedlaček, Veliki izklop
With an aspiration of founding an autonomous medium, which could have been carried out during the transition to digital television signal, the artist decides to organize a happening in which the residents of a Ljubljana block of flats throw out their analogue televisions.

Luka Dekleva in Luka Prinčič, Singing Bridges Bizovik, 4′ 07″
Kapelica, Codeep, KinoDvor, 2008
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Luka Dekleva in Luka Prinčič, Singing Bridges Bizovik
The author creates new contents and techniques by manipulating video and audio recordings of a bridge.

Vesna Bukovec, Important News, 1′
V. B., 2003
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Vesna Bukovec, Important News
Humorous and inventive montage of TV news gives a unique commentary on mass media manipulation.

Nika Špan: How to Socialise the Blues?, 1′ 58″
N.Š., 2007
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Nika Špan: How to Socialise the Blues?
From online found footage, the artist excludes the narration, placing the visual support part into the foreground and gives it new meaning.


Ema Kugler, Taiga, 8′ 22″
Forum Ljubljana & VPK, 1996
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Ema Kugler, Tajga
A dark video landscape with human figures in menacing costumes, engaged in a game of dance and fight, pleasure and torture.

Damijan Kracina and Vladimir Leben, Galapagos, 5′ 39″
D.K. in V.L., 2005
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Damijan Kracina and Vladimir Leben: Galapagos
The video was created for a joint exhibition by Leban and Kracina entitled Galapagos. The artists invented a variety of fantasy animals and added a DIY music piece, all with a good sense of humour and the absurd.

Marko A. Kovačič, Forth into the Past, 10′
Forum Ljubljana & VPK, 1995
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Marko A. Kovačič, Naprej v preteklost
Video, a part of a larger art project, questions the present through a civilization of the future.

Valerie Wolf Gang, Distant Memory, 2′ 43″
V.W.G., 2014
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Valerie Wolf Gang, Oddaljen spomin
In between reality and fiction this video poetry tells the story of Yugoslav President Tito’s ship Galeb.


Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Noise Factor, 3′ 15″
N.P.S., 2012
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Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Noise Factor
The author translates visuality and sonority of noise to a meditation about personal space and time surrounded by constant urban sounds.

Urška Djukić, Persistence vol.2, 1′ 22″
U.D., 2014
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Urška Djukić, Persistence vol.2
Designed as a video painting in one sequence shot the work initiates the question of persistence of man and nature in everlastingly exchange of power.

Neven Korda, An Autumnal Still Life, 4′ 09″
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Neven Korda, Jesensko tihožitje
A reflection on the author’s early video works from the 1980’s, marked with poetic and contemplative atmosphere and accompanied with melodic music, shows melancholic autumn impressions.

Zvonka Simčič, Broken h-h-ha…egg, 1′
Zavod CCC, 2000
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Zvonka Simčič, Broken h-h-ha…egg
A vibrant video talks about the traps of mother’s love and problems with insemination through a gently erotic scene in a sensitive and painterly manner.

Jasna Hribernik: Tense Present: Photon Noise, 1′ 18″
White Balance, 2015
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Jasna Hribernik: Tense Present: Šum fotonov
With the usage of photon noise video effect the author gradually erases a group of migrants moving through Slovene landscape from a recording, making a comment on the austerity measures against refuges at Slovenian border.

Andrej Lupinc – Lupo, In Eight Minutes Around the World, 8′ 20″
TV Slovenija & A. L., 1990–2000
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Andrej Lupinc – Lupo, V osmih minutah okrog sveta
The work is an original documentary video patchwork with shots from various places in the world that Andrej Lupinc visited in the span of ten years.


Special thanks: Slovenski kulturno informacijski center v Avstriji – SKICA, Ursula Blickle Video Archiv