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.
New DIVA Station partnership with other archives always generates the exchange of publications and compilations of video works that we keep in our Médiathèque. New acquirements of Jef Cornelius documentaries on important European exhibitions and Video Edition Austria ̶ Release 02 are the product of our collaboration with Argos (Brussels) and Medienwerkstadt (Vienna).
The SCCA’s widespread video archive networking practices, this year resulted in DIVA Station archive presentation and video screening in Kino Blickle in Vienna. The event was organized by Ursula Blickle Video Archiv, active since 2007 with a particular focus on Austrian video art from the 1990s and 2000s. After the screening of 16 art videos from the program DIVA Station Presents 4, a brief discussion took place with Barbara Borčić (curator, head of DIVA Station), Ana Čigon (artist) and Gerda Lampazler (artist, media theorist, co-head of Medienwerkstatt Wien) and Claudia Slanar ( curator, head of Ursula Blickle Video Archive).
The exhibition Multimedia Practices and Venues of Production in the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana (5 April – 11 June 2017) curated by Barbara Borčić and Igor Španjol is structured according to the typical venues of the artistic scene in Slovenia in 1980s: disco, gallery, club, studio, festival, publishing house, other television, viewing room and exit, cinema and television. In the viewing room you can play video on demand or scroll through DIVA Station video archive and its search engine options - categories from genre and years to artist and titles or key words.
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Reality is out (00:02:01)
Production: EMARE MEX 2012-2013 – New Mexican and European Media Art, Halle in cooperation with Centro Multimedia of Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, 2012
'Reality is Out' is a kinetic video installation, which combines Nika Oblak & Primož Novak's performance video, pneumatic mechanism and the actual cardboard sign, which appears as if exiting the video frame and literally entering the exhibition space. T...Add to playlist
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - The Box (00:01:02)
'The Box' is a kinetic video installation which shows Nika Oblak & Primož Novak being trapped, trying to escape to the outside. As they hit their fists against the walls of the interior surrounding them, trying to break through, each hit is visible, sinc...Add to playlist
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Border Mover (00:02:45)
Production: Co-Production/Koproducent: MMCA Residency Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seul, Južna Koreja, 2015
'Border Mover' is a kinetic video installation made in co-production with MMCA Residency Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea, dealing with contemporary individual being trapped by overwhelming technology and routi...Add to playlist
Grega Mastnak - Euphoria (00:03:00 (00:01:00))
Subtitle: (one minute excerpt)
Production: Casablanca - Ljubljana; TV Slovenija, 2000
Animated travelogue. We follow two passengers on the train. One is an elderly, quite abundant sleeping man, and the other a younger man who is in an ecstatic mood. The animation is characterized by a rough drawing, mostly two- or three-colored. The au...Add to playlist
Grega Mastnak - Prince Ki-Ki-Do (00:08:22 (odlomka, 00:02:01))
Subtitle: One hundred unhappy mushrooms,The swamp monster
Production: OZOR, zavod za gibljive slike, Ljubljana, 2013/14
In a dark forest on top of a stone tower lives a small chick known as Prince Ki-Ki-Do, who is a fearless fighter for the rights of the forest inhabitants and the tiny superhero of the animation series. Prince Ki-Ki-Do is accompanied with Tine and Bine,...Add to playlist
Evelin Stermitz - Blue House (00:25:18)
Subtitle: Dance Improvisation Performance
Production: E.S., 2009
Dance improvisation by three female performers. They use their bodies to explore empty spaces in a blue house. The author links the blue color to the story of Bluebeard, which addresses violence against women. However, the house in the video is a safe pla...Add to playlist
Evelin Stermitz - Into the Ceiling Part I (00:10:17)
Subtitle: A Theory of Everything (Sort Of) and the Hijacked Crisis in Part I – III
Production: E.S., 2011
Video is part of a 3 channel video installation. All three videos are composed of a static camera shot from windows in a New York City apartment on a rainy day. Animated text is rising towards the top of the frame on a gray sky background. The text is c...Add to playlist