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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.

After the successful opening, the exhibition and the second evening, we were still able to continue with the screening of the film / video opus by Miha Vipotnik on March 3. The March program consisted of four videos / films from 1988 to 2015 that all tackle the themes of personal and social control, the atmosphere of political instability and military interventions. The program was introduced by Nika Grabar, a good expert on Vipotnik's oeuvre.

Behind us is the successful opening of the program and exhibition of Miha Vipotnik, the pioneer of experimental video art and multimedia practice. His film / video opus entitled Faces of Analogue / Quantisation of Red will continue to be shown once a month until June.

Shortly after the New Year, the Transgression exhibition inhabited the Kino Šiška entrance hall on the ground floor and first floor (10-28 January 2020). Group exhibition of video works from the archive DIVA Station presented ten video works from 1985 to 2019. Despite the demanding large spaces, the layout of the exhibition curated by Vesna Bukovec and Peter Cerovšek was very successful. (photo: Kaja Brezočnik)

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."

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  MORE



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

 

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  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

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  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

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  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

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  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

 

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  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

Our program includes eight works by eight artists who address environmental issues in different dimensions and with different artistic approaches, from the 1990s to the present: Davorin Marc, Andrej Lupinc - Lupo, Sasha Sedlacek, Neven Korda, Marko Kovacic, Ratneek (Maja Prelog & Blaž Murn ), Kristina Kokalj, Zmago Lenárdič.

It is a Belgrade festival with a long history, which has been going on since the 1980s at the Academic Film Center in New Belgrade. This year's edition with the motto "Great Acceleration" featured a rich film program. The screenings were every two hours every day. In addition to the competition program, curated this time by Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (doplgenger), several curatorial selections were presented, followed by discussions with the authors. Particular focus was on video art pioneer Rose Lowder. Exhibitions of Ivan Petrovic and the Focus Group were also staged. Particularly interesting among the film workshops was the last one, led by Steve Cossman, head of the New York Festival and organisation Mono No Aware.  MORE



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