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.

In cooperation with Slovenian Cinematheque SCCA-Ljubljana organised Between Film and Video,
a two-day program focused on the relationship between short films and video art. The films and video works (also from DIVA Station) by Marko A. Kovačič, Davorin Marc, Jasna Hribernik and Nataša Prosenc Stearns were screened, accompanied by a panel discussion. Among various opinions, the speakers have also concluded that in the time of hybrid post-media artistic practices and digital art a distinction between the two artistic expressions has become obsolete and new expressions such as moving images or the art of projection have emerged to evade a more precise definition of art forms.

On winter solstice (21 December 2015), when night is at its longest, SCCA-Ljubljana joined the international event promoting short films. Under the title With Every Minute More Time, Miha Kelemina curated a program of 17 video works from DIVA Station. In the crowded Slovenian Cinematheque (as well as in other 15 art cinemas in Slovenia) the screening of innumerable short films and videos took place till the early morning. more

The exhibition in Vžigalica Gallery (1 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016) enabled an opportunity for the artists to establish a dialogue, which resulted in two video installations, each presented in its own wing of the gallery: Jasna Hribernik: (Post)Production and Nataša Prosenc Stearns: Night Spring, Wishing Well. Additional video works that try to find new narrative structures – migrating frame – are displayed in the gallery’s central space.

DIVA Station (Barbara Borčić, SCCA-Ljubljana) participated at the presentation of the portal, press conference and coffe at Pritličje (Ljubljana, November 2015).

Kulturnik web portal consists of a metasearch engine and features cultural news and events aggregated from various Slovene digital sources and collections related to arts and culture. It aggregates data from more than 2.000 sources, among them the online video archive DIVA Station which was presented as a success story. Congrats!

DIVA Station was presented by Barbara Borčić (curator and head of video programs at SCCA-Ljubljana ) at the international symposium Museums of Film – Film in the Museum in Zagreb. Borčić presented the procedures of production, historisation and functioning of DIVA Station, the archive of video and media art in Slovenia.

5th November 2015, at 2.15 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Gorgona Hall
Av. Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb, Croatia

The objective of the international symposium Museums of Film – Film in the Museum lied not only in consideration of the possibilities of and preconditions for encouraging initiatives for the founding of a film museum in Croatia; at the same time this interdisciplinary meeting of experts should set off discussions about issues that arise in this domain: the definition of terminology, challenges in the encounter of the analogue world and the new digital paradigm, taking up issues of professional and scholarly historical and artistic research, facing up to the accelerating changes of technologies and the problems of preserving the audio-visual heritage, and expectations and experiences of visitors to and/or users of the film museum.

The presentation by Barbara Borčić took place on the 5th of November and within the section entitled The Encounter of the Analogue World and the New Digital Paradigm. Preservation of the Film/Video Heritage. The section will be moderated by Branko Franceschi and Tanja Vrvilo and will present speakers Carmen Lhotka (Croatian State Archives/Croatian Film Archive, Zagreb), Sandro Đukić (painter, artist, Zagreb), Darko Fritz (multimedia artist, curator, Zagreb) and Dan Oki (Art Academy Split (UMAS).

Metka Dariš from Slovenia participated at the symposium with lecture entitled Slovene Cinemateque – Film Museum.

Symposium Museums of Film – Film in the Museum
Programme (in Croatian language)

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Creating physical and virtual, analogue and digital archives is a necessary tool to enable us a reflexion on contemporary art production. UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

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Ana at the Station has been conceived as an experimental project based on a research of physical and on-line archive DIVA Station. Ana Čigon has been searching for her position as an artist within the history of video and performative practices registered by DIVA Station, which led her to the performative action of intertwining her artistic practice with the creation of other artists. Through eclectic knitting of written, spoken and performative quotes from her videos and videos of other related artists her artworks strived for contextualisation with the aim of formulating a critical stance towards her own creativity.

Barbara Borčić presented DIVA Station in frame of the exchange program Curating-In-Depth in Manila (The Philippines), while Ricky Orellana presented Philippines audiovisual archive Mowelfund; the presentations were followed by projections of works from both archives: program Diva Station Presents and program of short films from Mowelfund. As a part of the Curating-In-Context symposium organised by Planting Rice the event was presented under the name Problematizing Experimental and Archival Practices in Video and Film (Blackbox, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Manila, 5th August 2015). That was the first encounter with video art in Slovenia for the Philippines public and with Philippines film production (including the films by John Torres) for us from Slovenia.

Barbara Borčić presented DIVA Station at Forum of director and curators from CEE countries and China in Ningbo Art Museum in frame of the 1st China – CEE Countries Investment and Trade Exchange in Ningbo. That was the first encounter with video art from Slovenia (June 8-10, 2015).

The presentation DIVA Station – archiving of images and time by Barbara Borčić took place on June 28, 2015 and was accompanied by screening of DIVA at Škuc Gallery, a video essay by Nika Grabar. The event was organised in frame of the exhibition Race with Time 2. Performance in a Rear-view Mirror, selected works by eight artists (Martina Bastarda / Mateja Ocepek / Nataša Skušek, Mateja Bučar, Ana Čigon, Tomaž Furlan, Marko A. Kovačič, Miha Vipotnik) from SCCA's DIVA Station.

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