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.

The Landscapes, Spaces programme was curated by DIVA Station asociate Robert Kuret. He chose films that with landscapes, both internal and external, in one way or another. Participating: Ana Brumat, Ester Ivakič, Blaž Kutin, Blaž Murn, David Paige, Maja Prelog, Juš Premrov. Screening and talk at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on Thursday, 4 July 2024, at 9 pm. More

14th VideoGarden is part of the Ljubljana Art Weekend. The DIVA Station team (Vesna Bukovec, Peter Cerovšek, Robert Kuret) has prepared a curated program Modus operandi, which presents various ways of working in order to survive in today's neoliberal world. Participating: Nika Autor, Sara Bezovšek, Lada Cerar, Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, Tomaž Furlan, Neža Knez, Danilo Milovanović, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak. Screening and talk at the inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery on Saturday, 25 May 2024, at 9 pm. More

The fourth edition of the international festival of experimental AV practices V-F-X Ljubljana (15 – 18 May 2024) in the Slovenian Cinematheque opens with the award-winning feature film Don’t Think It Will Ever Pass: 25. 4.–26. 1. by Tomaž Grom with live music. This year, we are putting African and Romanian productions and films by Slovenian students in the foreground, hosting the Viennese collective Total Refusal and paying homage to the films of Vasko Pregelj with a live electronic music. The Vistas programme brings an eclectic range of high-profile titles from the international scene. We close the festival in Kino Šiška with an immersive live performance by Amélie Nilles. The accompanying programme consists of an analogue film workshop, a panel discussion on independent film labs and the VR Point with a short film in virtual reality. More

The last of the four programmes of Neven Korda's film/video oeuvre screenings presents works from the period after 2000, when the author leaves both the studio system and collective creation and turns to the experimental form of video, which he processes on a personal computer.
Curator Robert Kuret will talk to Neven Korda.
Watch also the accompanying programme from the ’80–’00 period and Miško Šuvaković's video lecture at the Slovenian Film Database (BSF) website (24 April–1 May). More

Back2Back is a series of events where we invite local and international authors to present their production and establish a dialogue with works of their choice from the DIVA Station archive. We invited screenwriter and director Nika Jurman, author of the award-winning short film Borbike. Participating: Ana Morales, Ivor Glavaš & Javier Cebrian, Lada Cerar, Miha Vipotnik, Mirko Simić, Nika Jurman, Polonca Lovšin, Rok Sieberer – Kuri, Vesna Bukovec. Talk and screening, 20 March 2024, SCCA Project Room More 

The third of the four programmes of Neven Korda's film/video oeuvre screenings presents the creative tandem he and Zemira Alajbegović formed in the 1990s, which materialized in 1998 as the ZANK Institute. Video films The Sand Collectors (1995), Autobus (1993) and Intolerance (1991) will be screened at Slovenian Cinematheque. After the screening at the Slovenian Cinematheque, curator of the programme Robert Kuret will talk to Neven Korda.
Watch also the film Slices of Time (2001) at the Slovenian Film Database (BSF) website (12–18 March). More

The second of the four programmes of Neven Korda's film/video oeuvre ’80-’10 screenings is dedicated to the Borghesia group (Zemira Alajbegović, Goran Devide, Aldo Ivančić, Neven Korda, Dario Seraval), which grew out of the activities and production of the FV conglomerate, released the videocassette So Young (Tako mladi) in 1985, which was the first VHS compilation of music videos in the former Yugoslavia. The band’s goal was to create music and establish a multimedia expression in which the video image played a key role. After the screening at the Slovenian Cinematheque, curator of the programme Robert Kuret will talk to Neven Korda.
Watch also the additional programme at the Slovenian Film Database (BSF) (February 28-March 6). More

Neven Korda is an artist who has contributed significantly to developing video as a new medium. He creatively expressed himself through various periods, experimenting with the expressive possibilities of media that produced video. Unknown Land. Screening of film/video oeuvre ’80-’10 of Korda’s works will be organized into four programmatic strands (between January and April), which follow the development of his creativity, each linked to a specific historical, production, genre, and collaborative context. Except for his last period of filmmaking, Neven Korda has been a part of various collectives where authorship has been declared joint. Curator: Robert Kuret, co-production: SCCA-Ljubljana/DIVA Station and Slovenian Cinematheque.
The programme is eclectic, featuring 1980s and early 1990s material. The films presented in this programme tend towards the documentary form, recording the scene of the FV conglomerate and relating to the end of the shared state in the context of the emerging alternative television A-TV. More

In cooperation with Slovenian Cinematheque, SCCA-Ljubljana is hosting Alexandra Halkin, a director, producer, film curator and writer from Chicago, USA. In her lecture on 11 January 2024, she will present her work and the beginnings of cooperation with Zapatista communities, as well as the creation of the bi-national cooperation Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios (Mexico/USA), which she founded in 1998 in cooperation with the local community. The organization established indigenous community media centers where the communities produced their own videos that documented community life and the impact of militarization, human rights abuses, cultural and religious events, cooperatives and women’s work, some productions were in their own languages. The lecture will be followed by a screening of a video programme from the Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios archive together with two animated films, which she created in collaboration with a group of Cuban animators and musicians during the pandemic. More

At the November Video Evening with DIVA Station, we are hosting an engaged feminist artist and activist Aprilija Lužar. In her artworks, she deals with topics such as sexual violence against women, the position of women in society and lesbian artistic activism. Her most well-known work is the Women's Taxi project, a female artistic transport therapeutic campaign for women and girls who have survived various forms of sexual violence. On Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at 7 pm in Photon Gallery. More

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