DIVA Station is a material and on-line archive of video and new-media art developed by Center for Contemporary Arts, SCCA-Ljubljana since 2005. DIVA is presenting local video art production (art video, video documentation of art events, video documentation of theoretical discussions) in order to provide reaserch materials for curators, artists, theorists, and wider interested public.
In frame of our program Archiving Practices we have organised a panel discussing the meaning of contemporary archives and usage of audio-visual material (Project Room SCCA, (22. 6. 2016). We were also interested in the feedback by artist especially concerning their attitude towards the selected and structured archive, such as DIVA Station, in relation to a mass of unselective portals focused on presentation and exchange of videos.
We have joined the traditional Museum Summer Night (18 June 2016) with a two-hour screening program entitled Feedback Loop 2 at Ljubljana Museum Square (Facade +MSUM) 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.
Barbara Borčić participated at international symposium in Paris: The Emergence of Video Art in Europe: history, theory, sources and archives in Bibliothèque nationale de France and INHA – Institut national d’histoire de l’art , 25 & 26 May 2016. The goal of the symposium with speakers from different European countries was to present an alternative to the dominant narrative of video art history in which American art is given the most attention.
Rok Sieberer Kuri - Technotime (00:30:11)
Production: Media Teror, 1999
Video is playing with abstract forms of coloured masses dancing on the screen and changing shapes. The artist uses found footages from television news reports that he digitally manipulated, he typically uses fast changes of scenes and fast rhythm of video...Add to playlist
ZANK - Poppers (0:04:57)
Production: FV Video, 1989
Video supports the song Peppers by multimedia group Borghesia with its technique and content. Experimental animation synchronized with the sound outlines an urban landscape and inserts symbols and stereotyping pop gay icons. Techno electronic score, song...Add to playlist
Tanja Vujinović - Extagram / Oscilo (0:15:26)
Subtitle: Discrete events in noisy domains (selection of video works)
Production: Exstat, 2007
Stuffed plush objects, electronics (speakers, video camera, contact microphones, computer, audio mix) are a part of series of projects entitled Discreet Events in Noisy Domains. The installation is a tactile-sonic objects or environments. Multiple nonline...Add to playlist
Yuliya Molina - Some-body (00:03:50)
Production: Zavod APIS, 2015
Video je nastal v okviru projekta kratkih filmov 'Equality in Focus' v produkciji Zavoda Apis. Projekt usposabljanja na področju družbeno angažirane video produkcije pod mentorstvom Romane Zajec je bil zasnovan z namenom preseganja stereotipov in krepi...Add to playlist
Katjuša Kovačič - Njavke: Crossed-Eyed Gazes (00:14:53)
Njavka je v slovanski mitologiji gozdno bitje ženskega spola. Predstavlja dušo deklice, ki je umrla nenaravne smrti. Njavke navadno živijo v skupinah globoko v gozdu ali v jamah, visoko v gorah. Dve njavki (performerki v animaličnem kostumu, ki po...Add to playlist
Katjuša Kovačič - Seeking Balance (00:08:40)
Production: Mesto žensk / City of Women, 2009
The author, Katjuša Kovačič, in her movement debut, Seeking Balance, seeks balance in a moving, expressive, cultural, and gravitational sense; she is trying to connect different entities into a whole, and in this manner to create a story of co-existenc...Add to playlist