We would like to highlight a selection of longer and more complex texts which offer an overview of the research of video art in Slovenia. From the beginning, video production was strongly governed by the social, political, technological, economic and artistic context. For example, video equipment was initially difficult to access, and became more widespread with the development of the VHS format, but of poorer quality. The spread of digital technology further popularised the use of video for artistic expression, but was accompanied by problems of unstable material, encoding and conversion. It seems absurd that archival perseverance actually consists of constantly copying from one format to another... (Recommended texts in the CONTEXT section are also available under GENRES–RESOURCES.)
Christopher Krause - Faces and Structures
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2018
The essay was the basis for the performative lecture by Christopher Kraus accompanied by the screening of selected video works (April 25, 2018, SCCA Project Room, Ljubljana). C. K. was then completing his postgraduate studies in theatrology at the Institu...
Grabar, Nika; Colner, Miha - Same Place - Different Time
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2011
Through our conversations with the protagonists of the art scene in Ljubljana, who belong to different generations and expressive currents, we wanted to confront views and memories while considering the tectonic shifts in the fine art field in the last...
Barbara Borčić - Video Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism
Production: MIT Press, Massachussetts, USA, 2003
The text >Video Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism< was published in the book Impossible Histories: Historical Avant- Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia. 1918-1991, (eds. Dubravka Djurić, Miško Šuvaković), MIT Press, Ma...
Barbara Borčić - From Alternative Scene to Art Video
Subtitle: Video Production in Slovenia 1992-1994
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 1994
The text is accompanying the video program entitled "From Alternative Scene to Art Video. Video Production in Slovenia 1992-1994", curated by Zemira Alajbegović, Barbara Borčić and Eva Rohrman in 1994. The program was produced by SCCA-Ljublja...
Nancy Buchanan - Slovenian Video Program
The text was written on the occasion of screening of "From Alternative Scene to Art Video" video program in Los Angeles and Valencia in 1996. The program was curated by Zemira Alajbegović, Barbara Borčić and Eva Rohrman and produced by SCCA-L...
Barbara Borčić - Reception of Video Production in Slovenia
"Reception of Video Production in Slovenia" is from: Videodokument.Video Art in Slovenia 1969-1998, ur. B. Borčić, OSI-Slovenia, SCCA-Ljubljana, 1999-2001.
Barbara Borčić - Škuc-Forum Video Production
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 1997
The text is accompanying the video program entitled "Škuc-Forum Video Production", curated by Barbara Borčić in 1997. It was presented at the Interstanding project (exhibition & conference) in Tallin, Estonia.