A Video Turn Workshop on Writing

Experimental “situation” at Vžigalica Gallery

A workshop for analysing and writing texts on experimental video installations in the context of School for Curators and Art Critics of the World of Art took place in parallel with the exhibition under the guidance of Petja Grafenauer. Participants of the workshop were divided into two groups, the first focused on observing an researching Neven Korda’s installation and performances, and the second monitoring the process of Miha Vipotnik. As a result, a text by Amalia Stojsavljević (student of 14th year of the World of Art) was published in the 96th issue (Winter 2012) of The Art Words Magazine. Introduction was written by Barbara Borčić (Video Turn project leader and World of Art adviser).

From the text: “By observing changes and adaptations of the concepts and terms in correlation with the context it can be concluded that experimental art and experimentation in the arts represent the key drivers of the artistic fields. Besides of the product of the experimental as an empirical, the perpetual presence of theory and criticism is likewise very necessary, in order to use methods of analysis and evaluation of artistic production in accordance with the art practice.” Amalia Stojsavljević: Video obrat in delavnica iz pisanja (pdf)

Another participant of the workshop Maja Antončić has written a thorough analisis of the meaning and impact of Video Turn project through a critical evaluation of the intention of the artists and the results this intentions had produced. Please find an entire article in PDF format: Maja_Antoncic: Video And Turn (pdf)

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The First Meeting: Workshop on Writing About Experimental Project

WORLD OF ART School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art Season 14 Workshop on Writing About Contemporary Art

The first meeting with the workshop mentor Petja Grafenauer and members of Video Turn research group Barbara Borčić and Ida Hiršenfelder at Vžigalica Gallery on Monday November 12, 2012 at the beginning of exhibition process that will include performances by Neven Korda and scenography set-up for filming a video sequence by Miha Vipotnik and students of Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana.

Ten workshop participants (Maja Antončič, Tea Derguti, Samo Gosarič, Jasna Jernejšek, Hana Karin, Miha Kelemina, Eva Lučka Kozak, Nika Skumavc, Sara Erjavec Tekavec, Tereza Tomažič) had joined the first presentation of the Video Turn project and workshop methodology. As the mentor states: “The topic of the writing is known: Experimental Research & Exhibition Project Video Turn. The method of writing is known: experiment with internal rules of the game. The first aim is: to spend as much as time as possible at the exhibition Video Turn! The second aim is: writing analitical texts about Video Turn. The third aim is: to develop a methodology of writing about experimental projects.

Prvo srečanje: Delavnica analiziranja in pisanja besedila from SCCA-Ljubljana on Vimeo.

Marko Košnik: One Man TV & Videoinstrumentalism

9th and 14th February 2012, SCCA Project Room, Ljubljana

In the practical part of workshop activities, artists conduct workshops on the usage of analogue and digital video technology. In February 2012 Marko Košnik conducted a workshop for the research group of A Video Turn project. The artist was focused on his artistic practice while questioning the potentials of mass media for video practice and distribution. The artist presented the term “videoinstrumentalism” and “videoinstrument”.

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