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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.

Communist totalitarian system which reigned in Eastern Europe a large part of the 20. Century seeded fear in the e.g. western democracies on the basis of enforced propaganda that had created numerous stereotypes about some kind of hermetically closed space. Poverty, repression, lawlessness, specific urbanisation and aggressive industrialisation are probably some of the most common misconceptions of the “wild east” before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. All this stereotypes had vehemently found their way into the context of fine arts that considers eastern part of the old continent as a morbid and dark place. The selection of five works shows different genres and generations of video artists from Slovenia that are presenting this dark motives of decaying industrial spaces but they interpret it in different ways that are not necessarily negative.

Postaja DIVA sodeluje na festivalu Ars Electronica 2011 v okviru posveta: Archiving Media Art: Politics and Strategies II: The Future of Media Art Archiving, 4. september, 18.00-20.00 Seminarska soba, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Avstrija. Eksperimentalno rabo novih medijev so zlasti podpirale manjše in srednje institucije širom sveta. Omogočale so dostop do novih tehnologij ter razstavljale in distribuirale medijsko umetnost. Kot rezultat delovanja so nastale številne zbirke videotrakov, medijskih del, dokumentov in efemera. Gre za zbirke, ki nudijo celostni vpogled v zgodovino t.i. »time based arts«, kar posamezna dela v večjih institucijah ne morejo omogočiti. Žal se mnogo neodvisnih institucij in arhivov stalno bori za prepoznanje in ustrezno financiranje. Kakšna prihodnost se jim obeta? Kakšna strategija delovanja jim omogoča preživetje in razvoj?

Ana Čigon, One more kickJasna Hribernik, Zmago Lenardič: Grant me my wishTomaž Furlan, Wear V-VIII

Spletna razstava video del od 17. julija do 17. avgusta 2011 na Artyčok.TV. Kuratorica Ida Hiršenfelder je izbrala štiri video performanse, ki z jasno in preprosto naracijo ter s stalnimi repeticijami prikazujejo absurdne situacije ekspresivne psihološke jeze, nelagodja, agresije in iracionalnega vedênja.

The question ‘What do you really truly want in life?’ seems like an advertisement for another product, another best selling self-help DVD video series promoting complete control for the disoriented subject. In lustrous and slick setting a soothing voice tames an individual and instructs it how to design one’s lifestyle or career to become free of all the doubts about one’s own identity. The analogy between choice and freedom, as philosopher Renata Salecl has disclosed in her analysis of choice, is one of the deepest delusions of the late capitalism. Limitless choices do not liberate us, but rather make us more than anything else constantly on the brink of a mental break down. The pressure of choosing everything puts unbearable pressure on an individual who should not have been taken responsible for the state she/he is in (e.g. social class). A resonance of this theory echoes in numerous gestures of video artists – we present a selection of four video performances – that create absurd situations to express a deep psychological angst. The brilliant satire of their works lies in their clear and simplified narrative that hits the very core of the problem by portraying one small banality of fabricated ideals for a perfectly designed life. The video performances are defined by constant repetitions which bring about a sense of gloomy discomfort and aggressive self-destructive and irrational behavior. The performing artists seem disoriented or numb and above all anxious, because there seems to be no space outside of their state of mind, they are unable to break free from the constrains. There is no suggestion on how to untangle their unpleasant situation, no instant gratification, only compulsory repetitive behavior.

Umetniki in video dela

  • Ana Čigon: One more kick

    Ana Čigon, One more kick
  • Vesna Bukovec: It will be OK

    Vesna Bukovec, It will be OK
  • Jasna Hribernik, Zmago Lenárdič: Grant me my wish

    Jasna Hribernik, Zmago Lenardič: Grant me my wish
  • Tomaž Furlan: Wear V-VIII

    Tomaž Furlan, Wear V-VIII

 

Postaja DIVA predstavlja  Serija projekcij s pogovori  Četrtek, 16. junij 2011, ob 20. uri (projekcije in pogovor) Kino Udarnik, Grajski trg 1, 2000 Maribor. V tretji seriji predvajanj (po predstavitvi opusa Eme Kugler in Jasne Hribernik) bomo predstavili tri novejša dela iz opusa videasta in pionirja eksperimentalnega avtorskega videa Mihe Vipotnika. Projekciji 16. junija bo sledil pogovor z avtorjem.


Razstava in predstavitev avtorskega dela  Sreda, 15. junija 2011, ob 20. uri Projektna soba SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana. Razstava bo na ogled do 24. junija, pon.-pet., od 10. do 15. ure ali po dogovoru. Vljudno vabljeni na razstavo in predstavitev avtorskega dela Tomaža Furlana, umetnika, ki se na širšem likovnem prizorišču uveljavlja kot vsestranski večmedijski ustvarjalec. Predstavitev in razstavo v sodelovanju z avtorjem pripravlja kurator in kritik Miha Colner.

Vesna Bukovec - It Will Be OKVesna Bukovec - It Will Be OKVesna Bukovec - It Will Be OK

Videoprojekciji  Četrtek, 5. 5. 2011, ob 20. uri Četrtek, 19. 5. 2011, ob 20. uri Kino Udarnik, Grajski trg 1, 2000 Maribor. Avstrijska umetnica in kuratorica Evelin Stermitz v Kinu Udarnik pripravlja serijo mesečnih projekcij iz spletne platforme ArtFem.TV. Vesna Bukovec, skrbnica spletnih strani SCCA-Ljubljana, sodeluje na videoprojekciji z videom It Will Be OK.

Predstavitev videoumetnosti iz Slovenije in projekcija v četrtek, 28. 4. 2011, ob 19. uri  LUX, 3rd Floor Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EZ, London, Anglija s projekcijo vidoe izbora Postaja DIVA predstavlja, kronološko zaokroženega programa z izbranimi petnajstimi video deli avtorjev izpostavlja premike v razumevanju in rabi videa kot izraznega sredstva in avtorske specifike na tehnološki, medijski in vsebinski ravni med letoma 1983 in 2007.

Postaja DIVA predstavlja  Serija projekcij s pogovori  Svoboden je tisti, ki ni priklopljen!  Četrtek, 26. maj 2011, ob 18. uri, Kino Udarnik, Grajski trg 1, 2000 Maribor. SCCA-Ljubljana v sodelovanju s Kinom Udarnik in Zavodom Uho;oko enkrat mesečno pripravlja predstavitve avtorskih opusov iz arhiva Postaja DIVA v okviru programa AV/čas: časovni horizonti avdiovizualne umetnosti. V Kinu Udarnik bomo predstavljali dokumentarne filme in video dela daljšega formata, ki so formalno, žanrsko, kontekstualno in vsebinsko primerna za predvajanje v kinomatografskem formatu.

Ana Čigon, Brezčasnost / Timelessness

Plesni video kot žanr video umetnosti je bil v slovenskem kulturnem prostoru še posebej močno prisoten v 90. letih 20. stoletja, ko so nastale zelo znane kolaboracije med plesnimi ustvarjalci (En-Knap) in videasti (Sašo Podgoršek, Ema Kugler). V 21. stoletju pa se zdi, kot da so tovrstna sodelovanja zginila iz video produkcije. Domnevo smo preverili s podrobnim pregledom video produkcije zadnjega desetletja in postavili tezo, da pri obravnavi plesnega videa lahko govorimo o štirih zelo različnih pristopih k plesnemu videu:

Pogovor in projekcija filmov v petek, 25. 2., ob 18. uri v Moderni galeriji, Tomšičeva 14, Ljubljana, v okviru razstave Vse to je film! Eksperimentalni film v Jugoslaviji 1951–1991. Produkcija filmov, mednarodni filmski program (projekcije, pogovori) in prikazovanje in distribucija filmov lastne produkcije (v jugoslovanskem in mednarodnem prostoru).

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