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.

At the February Video Evening with DIVA Station, we are hosting Rene Rusjan, visual artist, sculptor, professor and program director of the School of Arts at University of Nova Gorica. She will present part of her diverse artistic oeuvre, with an emphasis on video projects. On Friday, 24 February 2023 at 7 pm in Photon Gallery. More

Back2Back is a series of events, where we invite local and international authors to present their own production and establish a dialogue with works of their choice from the DIVA Station archive. Visual artist and performer Tatiana Kocmur has prepared a selection of works in which she perceives the range of living longings and emotions. She connected them with her video performance Sunflower, created during the period of social restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic. Talk and screening, 1 February 2023, SCCA Project Room. More

Screening of Marko A. Kovačič’s film/video opus from 1983–2021
Screenings, exhibition and talks at Slovenian Cinematheque: 6 December 2022 / 24 January / 28 February / 23 March 2023.
The programme of Marko A. Kovačič‘s artistic opus with screenings, an exhibition and accompanying programme is curated by Barbara Borčić and Peter Cerovšek and is being prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque. We keep his works in the archive of DIVA Station and have been systematically researching them recently, as the artist is one of the important representatives of film and video creativity in Slovenia. From now on, Kovačič’s film and video opus will also be stored in the archives of the Slovenian Cinematheque. More

Kino Integral / V-F-X Ljubljana Presents
Berlin-based artists Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy (OJOBOCA) presented in Sovenian Cinematheque their multi-award winning experimental documentary, recorded on 16mm tape, Her Name Was Europe and a short film Enthusiasm, shot on 35mm tape. Both films were screened in their original formats. The screening was followed by the talk between Anja Banko and the artists. More

Guest of the Video Evening with DIVA Station at the Photon Gallery was renowned multi-media artist Marko Košnik. He presented part of his past productions with an emphasis on the experimental use of video. The numerous productions were realized with the Egon March Institute and many project collaborators. Slovene only

Every year we celebrate World AV Heritage Day (27 October) in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque. This year we invited the Cine Club Split (Kino Klub Split) which celebrates its 70th anniversary to participate. Programme Metaphysics and Love includes short experimental films by Ivan Martinac, Vjekoslav Nakić, Ranko Kursar, Ante Verzotti, Dunja Ivanišević and Lordan Zafranović made between 1961 and 1968. The introduction to the screening will be presented by the curator and Cine Club Split's president Sunčica Fradelić. More

Back2Back is a series of events, where we invite local and international authors to present their own production and establish a dialogue with works of their choice from the DIVA Station archive. Film director and visual artist Ester Ivakič prepared a programme of various entertaining and mystical films, which she based on her short experimental film Sometimes I wish I were an angel sometimes. In the selected works, themes such as nature, love, paranormal, friendship, dreams, and other dimensions stand out. Talk and screening, Friday, 30 September 2022 at Project Room SCCA. More

This year’s VideoGarden programme ended in cooperation with the Tresk festival, which, under the auspices of Radio Študent, presents a reckoning of music and publishing for the thirteenth year in a row. The Tresk #13 festival team (Ružica Petrova and Marijana Kuljanac) made a wider selection of previous applications in the “best music video” category, with an emphasis on experimental approaches and ideas in the creative process. The screening and talk were held at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on 2 September 2022. More

The new season of VideoGarden events is starting with a guest programme by the Ecuadorian experimental filmmaker Jean-Jacques Martinod. Together with co-director and cinematographer Bretta C. Walker, they will present a selection of short films and the background behind their creation. A selection of poetic, meditative films addresses liminal emotional and spatial personal experiences and reflections on the coexistence of human and nature. The screening and talk will be held at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on Thursday, 21 July 2022, 9 pm. More

The second edition of the international festival of experimental audiovisual practices V-F-X Ljubljana, organized by SCCA-Ljubljana/DIVA Station and the Slovenian Cinematheque, presents a variety of artistic poetics, research and experimentation in the field of video and film. Katrin Mundt (EMAF, Osnabrück) prepared lecture on the ethics of curating of film and video and curated a selection of experimental and essay films under the title Riddles. Marina Kožul (25 FPS, Zagreb) has selected a programme of experimental films Space Dynamics by Croatian female authors of different generations. Artist in focus is a renowned Croatian author Vladislav Knežević. His retrospective will be screened in two parts, he will also held a masterclass. The 360-degree version of his film Aqualia (2021) will be on view at VR Point. We will screen original and restored early short films by Vinko Rozman, one of the pioneers of amateur film in Slovenia. An important part of the festival is the curated programme of secondary school and student films and videos V-F-X: Gen.Z, which will be available via the online platform Slovenian Film Database. The festival will end with the new edition of Luka Prinčič‘s research AV project. More

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