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 October Video Evening with DIVA Station, we are hosting the painter and interdisciplinary Chinese-Slovenian artist Huiqin Wang, celebrating her 40th anniversary of living and working in Slovenia this year. In her many years of artistic practice, the artist pays special attention to the culture and history of the East and the West and the building of bridges between them. Her work is also characterized by numerous collaborations with various artists, which were either exhibited as video installations or the exhibitions and performances were recorded on video. We will present some of these projects on Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at 7 pm in Photon Gallery. More

BEAST International Film Festival presents the best cinema from Central and Eastern Europe in Portugal. This year, BEAST dedicates its Focus Country section to the exhilarating cinematic scene of Slovenia. The program director of the festival, Teresa Vieira, prepared a curated programme in two parts: DIVA — FEAST & BODY.
Participating: Zemira Alajbegović, Martina Bastarda, Vesna Bukovec, Ana Nuša Dragan, Neven Korda, Mateja Ocepek, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Duba Sambolec, Dario Seraval, Nataša Skušek, Apolonija Šušteršič
1 October 2023, Cinema Passos Manuel, Porto. More

Visual artist Vita Weisseisen was invited to curate the 13th VideoGarden. She prepared a programme entitled Sometimes, it seems to me … with videos and films reminding her of the past in terms of content and/or aesthetics. Participating: Nataša Berk, Jasna Hribernik, Zmago Lenardič, Polonca Lovšin, Ema Paš, Đeni Rostohar, Nataša Skušek, Mladen Stropnik, Aleksandar Tendjer, Miha Vipotnik, Maja Žiberna. Screening and talk at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on Thursday, 7 September 2023, at 8 pm. More

12th VideoGarden is presenting Bonobostudio, a company specialised in the production and distribution of short animated and experimental films from Zagreb. Programme will be presented by curator and founder of Bonobostudio Vanja Andrijević. Artists: Dalibor Barić, Ana Hušman, Miro Manojlović, Ollie Magee, Pekka Sassi, Alexander Stewart. Screening and talk at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on Thursday, 31 August 2023, at 8 pm. More

The opening event of the fourth season of VideoGarden presents new acquisitions in the DIVA Station archive. The curated programme Sometimes I wish … features videos and films with personal artistic expressions and experimental approaches. Participating: Ester Ivakič, Teja Miholič, Neža Knez, Anne Tassel, Matevž Jerman, Niko Novak, Ana Likar, Uršula Berlot, Francisco Tomsich, Nejc Trampuž.
Screening and talk at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on Wednesday, 28 June 2023, at 9 pm. More

At the end of March, Radio Študent held a conversation about archiving, preserving and exhibiting performance in the Slovenian space. Barbara Borčić, the founder and former head of the archive, spoke about the DIVA Station archive, theater playwright Blaž Lukan also participated. The conversation was moderated by Tina TomšičMore (in Slovene)

Four festival days of the 3rd International Festival of Experimental Audiovisual Practices V-F-X Ljubljana (11 – 14 May 2023) challenge the horizon of the domesticated gaze: with the filmmaker in focus, the experimental animator Gudrun Krebitz, we will explore the polyphonic layering of intimate cinematic landscapes; we will get to know the blazing Pan-American experimental production through two programmes selected by the guest curator Jean-Jacques Martinod, while this year’s new section Vistas brings together what the programme team has gleaned from the wide field of current practices. With the New Light programme we would like to emphasise the significance of preserving Slovenian heritage, but we at the same time also unreservedly think about the future: during the festival, the interactive VR installation Journey Into the Universe of Consciousness will test the limits of the gaze. In addition to Neža Knez’s workshop and exhibition, the Czech artist Jan Kulka will provide a fitting closing of the festival with his AV performance. Vive le expérimental! 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. Artist and film director Teja Miholič presents her film Neighbour’s Dog Is Crying What if the Neighbour Is Dead and a selection of works in which she recognized similar humour, pace, aesthetics or personal expression. Participating: Alenka Pirman, Maja Šubic, Neža Knez, Danilo Milovanović, Eva Jakopič, Katarina Lukec, Polonca Lovšin, Vesna Bukovec, Miha Vipotnik, Sara Bezovšek, Zemira Alajbegović, Neven Korda. Talk and screening, 26 April 2023, SCCA Project Room More

History teaches that experimental film is intended only for a narrow circle of the public. Is the (difficult) accessibility of this type of content an issue of physical display spaces or curation environments? Perhaps of limited and at the same time overcrowded spiritual contexts? Such questions will only be deepened by the exhibition of experimental audiovisual works by Slovenian authors. And multiplied.
Group exhibition at Kino Šiška (3 – 18 April 2023) is curated by Varja Močnik.
Participating: Nika Autor, Sara Bezovšek, Ana Čigon, Jasna Hribernik, Marko A. Kovačič, Damijan Kracina, Andrej Lupinc, Kolja Saksida, Rok Sieberer – Kuri, Miha Vipotnik More

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

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