The DIVA News page refers to public presentations, exhibitions, screenings, publications in Slovenia and on the international scene, connected to participations of DIVA Station Video Archive and the video artists who had contributed their video artworks to the archive. We also introduce events organised by DIVA Station (SCCA-Ljubljana) in order to promote its content and usage.
We participated at the International Alternative Film / Video Festival in Belgrade. The program "Welcome to the 8-minute Autumnal Picnic in the Past" curated by Barbara Borčić and Peter Cerovšek was well received, and interest in films was high. We also participated in talks on this year's topic "Great Acceleration."
Every year, the DIVA Station / SCCA-Ljubljana marks the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage at the Slovenian Cinematheque, thus highlighting the importance of AV archives and presenting examples of good international practice. This year we hosted the Berlin n.b.k. Video Forum. Kathrin Becker, its director has prepared From Found Footage to Re-enactment, a one-hour program of six video works, each addressing in its way different aspects of AV heritage and its appropriation. more
DIVA has collaborated with the City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts on several occasions. This time, on its 25th edition, our archive facilitated a group exhibition entitled Cheers to Women! 25 years of film and video (Alkatraz Gallery, AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana, 24. 9.–7. 10. 2019). Namely, in their search for the woman authors, the curators, Vesna Bukovec and Ana Cigon, analysed the video archive DIVA Station and looked through the former editions of the City of Women festival. At the opening, Ana Čigon managed a performance that staged exhibited works and strengthened the reception of the audience. More
In collaboration with the 5th Ljubljana Short Film Festival FeKK, we hosted Croatian independent film laboratory Klubvizija (Project Room SCCA, 22 August 2019). Mirna Pavičić and Anita Budimir, its members, presented the laboratory projects and the screened selection of four short films entitled Silver halides encounters. more
Yunnia Yang, a Taiwanese curator, prepared a one-hour video program entitled The In-Between State of Mind for the SCCA Project Room. Two years ago, she presented a modern Taiwanese video, now she selected eleven works that reflect the period of communism and socialism in the countries of the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Soon after, she presented this program in the form of an exhibition in the Easttopics gallery in Budapest. more
We are pleased that every year, DIVA Station Archive attracts guest curators, theoreticians and artists. They are researching video art and, on the basis of this material and their preferences and topics, they also prepare a curated program, theoretical lecture or artistic performance. This year, this was the Polish curator Lawinia Rate, who introduced the video program In Praise of Dreams. Video-art from the 90s (Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana, 29 May 2019). more
In frame of a program Artists’ Films – artRESOLUTION organised by Cultural Center of Belgrade, Barbara Borčić and Peter Cerovšek, collaborators of the DIVA Station video archive, presented various aspects and themes related to artists' film and video in the past and today. Video Discipline & Dreams - a new DIVA video program was screened at cinema foyer. more
In the last two months, we upgraded the DIVA Station's online archive and made it more user-friendly. Together with Borut Savski, DIVA's web programmer, we updated the content input interface, upgraded the video player, and customized the page to be displayed on mobile devices. We've made it easier to use the menu and raise the keyword references. Now the archive is airy and clear and ready for your new work.
We invite authors to visit SCCA-Ljubljana and bring us their videos or short films. You can also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the Revisiting Heritage conference at the National Museum in Warsaw, a comprehensive book was published with documentation of the international project of the same name. It also contains contributions from the conference, including the text by Barbara Borčić, entitled DIVA Station and Artists' Archives, in which she focused on two video practices from the archive: the work by Miha Vipotnik from the 1970s and the work by Laibach / Marijan Osole ̶ Max from the 1980s.
This year DIVA Station / SCCA-Ljubljana joined two major Ljubljana cultural events: Animateka Internacional Animated Film Festival with media installation by Ester Ivakič at the SCCA Project Room; and Night of Short Films (traditionally organised for the longest night of the year by and at the Slovenian Cinematheque) with a video program entitled Recording Reality - Subjectivization of Objective, curated by Toni Poljanec.