PROJECTS | Exhibitions
Jasna Hribernik: (Post)Production
Nataša Prosenc Stearns:
Night Spring, Wishing Well
Exhibition of video installations
1 December 2015 – 10 January 2016
Vžigalica Gallery, Trg francoske revolucije 7, Ljubljana
Opening: Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at 7pm
BETWEEN FILM AND VIDEO
Within the context of DIVA Station, an archive of video and new media art, we are continuously preparing exhibitions with specific themes involving in-depth research. In 2015/16 season we are focused on the relationship between film and video.
The two invited artists/filmmakers, Jasna Hribernik and Nataša Prosenc Stearns, both have extensive experiences in creating film and video art. Their works challenge the boundaries of the conventional and often outdated rules of traditional film and art practices.
This exhibition 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. Additional video works that try to find new narrative structures – migrating frame – are displayed in the gallery’s central space.
(Post)Production, HD Video, 120 ', 2015
Jasna Hribernik, (Post)Production, 2015
The video (film) installation (Post)Production by Jasna Hribernik was born through a personal experience of the artist who directed a feature film which “got stuck” in its post-production stage due to legal reasons. The installation is a story of absent material, the one missing from the feature film. It is discarded film material – still subject to authorship, but not to the law … It is the invisible/visible part of an idea or work, an additional materialised simulacrum of the absent original. With the exchange of positions, the simulacrum takes over the role of the original and is therefore capable of presenting the “invisible” basic concept (of the feature film) as a new work of art.
(“During the autumn of media we celebrate absence. The invention of photography disclosed that paintings have such a charm because reality does not appear on the canvas. The introduction of film disclosed that photography draws its beauty from the absence of motion. Sound film showed us that we stared in wonder of silent film because it never produced any sound. And the aesthetics of 'film noir' were thought of by filmmakers working in colour…” BILWET, Medijski arhiv. Ljubljana: ŠOU, Študentska založba, 1999, page 131. Bilwet is the collective’s pseudonym.)
Jasna Hribernik is a film director and author of video films, video installations, and other multimedia works. (www.e-arhiv.org/diva/JasnaHribernik)
NATAŠA PROSENC STEARNS
Night Spring, video loop, HD Video, 3', 2015
Whishing Well, video loop, HD Video, 3', 2015
Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Night Spring, 2015
Video works Night Spring and Wishing Well by Nataša Prosenc Stearns show images of the human body’s exterior and interior. They are beaming with variety of pains and pleasures and walk the line between the real and the imaginary. Beneath what appear to be natural processes and coloured reflections, a gradual transformation slowly plays out and puts the elements and body in a relation of new reciprocity by using various editing techniques. Two semi-abstract palpitating heart muscles are synchronised with the rhythm of dripping water. A pile of rocks and dirt morphs into an open mouth. Corrosion and the mounting power of images seduce with their rhythm and sensuality, triggering erotic associations.
(Night Spring and Wishing Well premiered for the exhibition We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, presented by bardoLA within the context of the 56th Venice Biennale.)
Nataša Prosenc Stearns is a film director and video artist. She works with a wide spectrum of production and presentation of moving images; from screenwriting, filming and editing, to spatial installations and video objects.
Vžigalica Gallery: Visit of the exhibition with the authors
(Merry Day of Culture)
Thursday, 3 December 2015 at 6pm
Slovenian Cinematheque: Between video and film, a discussion and two evenings of film and video screenings from the archives of the DIVA Station
Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 7pm
Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 7pm
SCCA Project Room (Metelkova 6, Ljubljana): Screenings and artist's talk
Wednesday, 9 December 2015 at 7pm: Miha Knific
Wednesday, 6 January 2016 at 7pm: Miha Vipotnik
- Dnenik, 2. 12. 2015 (In Slovene language)
- Kultura, TV Slovenija, 2. 12. 2015
(by Maša Levičnik; 02:49-03:57, In Slovene language)
SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana / DIVA Station
Curator: Barbara Borčić
Coordination: Dušan Dovč, Mihael Kelemina
Web support: Vesna Bukovec
Technical support: Neža Jurman
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana / Vžigalica Gallery
Art Gallery Director: Marija Skočir
Public Relations: Janja Buzečan
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Closed on Mondays.
The exhibition was made possible by:
Ljubljana Municipality - Department for culture
Lestra d.o.o. / Center projekcije
Slovene Ethnographic Musem