The DIVA News page refers to public presentations, exhibitions, screenings, international participations and other interesting events connected to the video artists who had contributed their video artworks to the DIVA Station archive. We also introduce events organised by DIVA Station (SCCA-Ljubljana) in order to promote its content.
The Old and the New, an authors' documentary on the Ljubljana sub-cultural scene in the 1980s, was presented in ACUD MACHT NEU in Berlin. Natalie Gravenor, a festival programmer, distributor and curator, selected it along with some music videos by Borghesia group for the series Sounding Images: Sounding Images #10: Borghesia – Industrial Music, Multimedia Art and Queer Activism in 1980s Yugoslavia.
DIVA Station each year marks the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – 27th of October. Our goal is to emphasize the meaning of audio-visual archives as an important part of cultural heritage. This year we've been joined at the celebration in the Slovenian Cinematheque by Ursula Blickle Video Archive from Vienna. Two video programs were screened: Chance Meeting from Ursula Blickle Archiv by Claudia Slanar and The World Is Obliged to Live You from DIVA Station by Anita Budimir. The event concluded with the audio-visual project Interface Fractures IV. & V. by Luka Prinčič. more
V sodelovanju s festivalom kratkega filma FeKK Ljubljana smo pripravili prvo edicijo laboratorija (SCCA LAB), ki bo postal stalnica festivala. Tokrat je bil posvečen videospotu. V Projektni sobi SCCA smo postavili razstavo/video ambient - kombinacijo nabora s Postaje DIVA (starejši spoti) z izborom festivala FEKK (novejši spoti) - z zanimivimi medsebojnimi razmerji med zvokom in sliko, med preteklim in sodobnim. Sledil je živahen pogovor o video spotu kot žanru, ki spaja glasbo in sliko, zgodbo in zvok, ter o produkciji in postopkih video spota nekoč in danes.
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.
A new number of Informatica Museologica Magazine is dedicated to contributions from the international symposia Museums of Film – Film in the Museums that questioned the position of film in the museum practices (Zagreb, 2015). The 200 pages offer texts on film heritage, experiences of the European film museums, archival collections, curatorial and theory based practices (in Croatian language with English summaries). The text "DIVA Station - archiving of images and time" by Barbara Borčić is published within the section The Encounter of the Analogue World and the New Digital Paradigm. Preservation of the Film/Video Heritage and accompanied by a vast visual material.
Slovenian premiere of the curated video program DIVA Station Presents III after the USA tour in 2016 was presented in DCP format at the Slovenian Cinematheque under Kino-integral section and at the invitation of the Asocciation Kraken, organisation responsible for the promotion of short film. The program, curated by Barbara Borčić, presents 17 video works which are divided into three parts: From analog to digital, From memory to fiction and From impression to digression.
On October 2016 and January 2017 DIVA Station held two presentations of a new Videospotting programme entitled Fresh Perspective, curated by Vesna Bukovec, artist and curator. The programme was first hosted by Slovenian Cinematheque on the 27th of October as a part of a celebration of the World Day of Audio-Visual Heritage. The second screening took place at House of Culture in Nova Gorica on the 24th of January. If the selection succeeded to attract half of the cinemateque's hall, a modest visit somewhat disappointed at the Goriško Region.