DIVA Station / Video Turn / No Nails, No Pedestals
Neven Korda: WHOx3. I am, The Other.
Video ambient and performance
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9 p. m.
SCCA Project Room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Video Turn analyses main formal and conceptual characteristics of video language through various working methods (analysis, curating, critical writing, interviews, collecting audiovisual works and documents, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, presentations).
Neven Korda will prepare for the Video Turn project a video ambient and performance questioning his artistic position within the video art.
From the promo text:
"WHOxx, originates from a seemingly simple question What is video?, which the artist had posed to himself more than a decade ago.
With its multiplicity of transformations, video ambience WHOxx provokes, simulates and parodies contemporary identity, which seems to have an unlimited number of choices, while in fact it anticipates precisely determined modes of conduct, which is why breakdowns and errors in this uniform system appear not only as aesthetic but also political statements.
WHOxx treats space as a social political arena, which transposes to video not only to show the feedback and the endless loop of public activity, but also to give space to the specific aesthetics of the medium of video, which – like the identity of contemporary individuals – is integrated into the generative processes of constant repetition and reinterpretation of existing statements."
Photo: Miha Fras
Production of performance WHOxx / Confessionf of a Videast: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (www.aksioma.org)
Neven Korda is a videast and a multimedia artist with a lasting artistic practice. He explores the issue of the essence of video as artistic expression and video as a medium. He speaks about the so-called pure video. He started using video in the early eighties, as a member of the theatre group FV 112/15, when affordable video equipment became available at the market. He is co-founder of FV Video, the independent video production which has brought to fruition several artistic, music and documentary video projects. Until the end of the eighties, he was a member of the group Borghesia; he did the visuals for their performances and concerts and he directed their video clips. He was a member of the artistic tandem ZANK with Zemira Alajbegović. In the nineties, he also worked as video editor, author of TV images, director and realiser of projects and TV shows. At the end of the millennium, he converted to research, practice and recording of pure video art
Physical and web archive of video art which is being developed with the intent to research, document, present and archive video/media art.
Theoretical and historical investigation of the milestones in the usage of video as an artistic practice.
No Nails, No Pedestals
A series of discursive projects presenting authors, working predominantly in the field of contemporary digital media (installations, performances, video, interdisciplinary projects).
The project Video Turn is supported by Erste Stiftung.
SCCA-Ljubljana program is supported by Municipality of Ljubljana and by Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport RS.
[Published June 26, 2012]