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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.


 

Premiera 20. marca 2013 Društvo prijateljev zmernega napredka & MKSMC (Mladinski, kulturni, socialni, multimedijski in medgeneracijski center), Gregorčičeva 4, Koper. S programom želimo pokazati kar se da heterokliten izbor videov, ki prikazujejo, da so se osemdeseta leta ukvarjala s problemi, ki so podobni današnjim. Ljudje so se borili z ekološkimi izzivi, soočali so se s stanovanjskimi zagatami, pri tem pa so našli čas tudi za razmišljanje o modi in produkciji lepih video del.

Predstavitev in video projekcije, sreda, 20. 3. 2013, ob 18. uri v prostorih Društva prijateljev zmernega napredka & MKSMC (Mladinski, kulturni, socialni, multimedijski in medgeneracijski center), Gregorčičeva 4, Koper. Sodelavci SCCA, Barbara Borčić, Dušan Dovč, Ida Hiršenfelder in Saša Nabergoj, smo za dogodek pripravili program predstavitev in projekcij. Najprej bomo predstavili tri programske sklope: šolo za kustose in kritike Svet umetnosti, podporni spletni portal Artservis in Postajo DIVA, pionirski model ohranjanje slovenske sodobne umetniške video in novomedijske produkcije.


In her presentation, Nataša Skušek is going to focus on artistic works (videos, photography) touching upon feminist topics. We also cannot bypass her exhibition, entitled Mamica, dojilja, žena, negovalka (Mother, breastfeeder, wife, carer) at the Centre and Gallery P74 in 2006, in which she thematizes women’s incapability of fulfilling numerous social roles ascribed to them. Videoinstallation and artist talk March 7th, 2012 at 8 pm at SCCA Project Room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana The videoinstallation will be on view also on March 8th between 10am and 5pm.


Video Turn: Opening on Tuesday, 13th of November 2012 at 8 pm (13.–29. 11. 2012) Vžigalica Gallery, Trg franc. revolucije 7, Ljubljana. With the research and exhibition project Video Turn we wish to investigate and present the experimental (video, multi-disciplinary, new media) art practice and thereby also actualize the DIVA Station video archive, on the basis of which our research has initially begun. What is then the experimental and structural practice within a certain medium or within particular means of expression? What demonstrates creative and experimental use of technology?


DIVA Station gradually updates the archival materials and gathers new attributions. Recently we've also started making an inventory of our own video production. Among other materials, this also encludes Video Essays edited and directed by our collaborator Nika Grabar who regularly documents DIVA's "off-line" projects, educational programmes and international seminars. In the essays she had presented the making of an archive from an entirely different point of view in the form of video essay with en exquisit sense for moving pictures and video narration.

Format Oblivion
Video Essay by Nika Grabar, Duration: 15 minutes, Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2012
This Video Essay is a direct result of seminar entitled How to Connect Contents of Audio Visual Archives? that encluded an exhibition, lectures and screenings at Vžigalica Gallery and a workshop at SCCA Project Room. The video has been shot in order to present how documentation and archiving of media materials are important for the understanding of contemporary artistic practices and media art. Video Essay deals predominantly with the question of an archive in the works of one of the pioneers of Croatian video art Dalibor Martinis. Other aspects of the long term preservation of video work is then further elaborated by Steven Kovats who conducted a lecture and presentation of video/jukebox archive Transitland and by head of techincal department at Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam Wiel Seuskens, who presented a screening selection of NIMk collection and conducted a workshop on digitising and preservation of media artworks.

DIVA in Skuc Gallery
Video Essay by  Nika Grabar, Duration: 16 minutes, Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2009
DIVA Station was publicly launched in the gallery space in 2009 at Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana. The exhibition presentation had contained all the aspects of operation of a contemporary archive starting with acquisitions, restoration of materials, preparation of materials for promotion with video programmes and international networking. Collaborators who are in charge of DIVA - digital video archive and international guests answer to the questions of the functions of contemporary archives and their role in culture and society.


For 19th Anniversary of AKC Metelkova City a hosting curator at SCCA-Ljubljana Sixtine Rose Boyer prepared a video program about the alternative art scene, Metelkova and its forerunners. Sixtine Rose Boyer is currently working as a volunteer at the DIVA Station material and on-line archive of video art. Simultaneously, she is a postgraduate student of Triple Master Degree (Medias, Culture and Communication) at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Europa-Universität Vidarina of Frankfurt an der Oder and University St Kliment Ohridski of Sofia.The starting point of her thesis is the exploration of so-called Dark Culture (i.e. Gothic, New Dark and Cold Wave, Punk, Hard Core) in Slovenia and more specifically in Ljubljana from the beginning of the 80s till today. Predominantly, she is researching the role of groups and movements like FV Group, Borghesia, Laibach and AKC Metelkova City.


DIVA Station is a physical and web archive of video art, developed at SCCA since 2005 with the intent to research, document, present and archive video/media art. By now, it contains more then 1.000 items of different materials. The notable 1.000 entry in the archive is a video performance Wear VIII produced in 2010 by Tomaž Furlan. The artist has been working on his sculptural and video project in progress Wear, since 2006. He says that Wear is "some sort of a critical reflection on the use of interactive works or, as it were, sculpture, which have emerged as extended body applications in a constrained process".

 


Mednarodni festival digitalne umetnosti in novih medijev, Atene. 18.-20. 5. 2012 V okviru osme edicije mednarodnega festival digitalne umetnosti in novih medijev v Atenah se bo kot del programa predstavljanja zgodovine medijske umetnosti predstavil tudi portal GAMA – Gateway to Archives of Media Art, ki združuje osem evropskih video arhivov in predstavlja več kot 10.000 video del. Platformo bo predstavila kustosinja Eva Kozma iz madžarskega centra za kulturo in komunikacijo – C3 iz Budimpešte. Po predavanju bo publiki prikazala izbor osmih del iz arhivov. Postajo DIVA bo predstavil video Repeating Coincidence (Ponavljajoče naključje) umetnice Maje Smrekar iz leta 2009.

Predstavitev na Oddelku za umetnostno zgodovino pri predmetu Zaščite spomenikov. Ponedeljek, 23. 4. 2012, ob 12.15 Hrvojeva ulica 8, učilnica H6, Split. Sodelavca Postaje DIVA, Ida Hiršenfelder in Miha Colner, kritika, publicista in kustosa, bosta študentom umetnostne zgodovine v okviru predmeta Zaščita spomenikov predstavila spletni in fizični arhiv video in novomedijske umetnostiPostaja DIVA. Splitskim študentom bosta na primeru Postaje DIVA predstavila koncipiranje neinstuticionalnega video in novomedijskega arhiva v vsej njegovi celovitosti, od fizične videoteke in študijske knjižnice do digitalnega arhiva. Spregovorila bosta o koncipiranju arhiva, sodelovanju z video umetniki in orisala nekatere zagate pri urejanju arhivskega gradiva.


Razstavna postavitev arhivov. Odprto od 17. 4. 2012 Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana. Muzej sodobne umetnosti na Maistrovi 3 z razstavno postavitvijo Posebni projekti tematizira pomen in vlogo arhivov v umetniški in kuratorski praksi. K sodelovanju so povabili kustose Dunjo Blažević (TV galerija), Andrejo Hribernik (Arhiv v nastajanju), Blaža Lukana (Arhiv performansa) in Igorja Vidmarja (Punk muzej).

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