DIVA Station, Slovenian Cinematheque,
Ursula Blickle Video Archiv
World Day for
Audiovisual Heritage 2017
Kino-integral: video screenings, Kino-Uho
Friday, October 27, 7pm and 9.30pm
Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana
Physical and web archive of video and new media art DIVA Station each year marks the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – 27th of October, pronounced for the first time in 2005 by UNESCO. Our goal is to emphasize the meaning of archives and audiovisual material as an important part of cultural heritage.
This year we are joined at the celebration by the Slovenian Cinematheque and Ursula blickle Video Archiv from Vienna.
We are inviting you to join us at the screenings on Friday of 27th of October from 7 pm at the Slovenian Cinematheque. We will present the new video programme The world is obliged to live you (selection by Anita Budimir/DIVA station) and host Austrian video art (selection by Claudia Slanar/Ursula Blickle Archiv). At the screenings the curators will present the selected video works.
The celebration will conclude with the presentation of the audio-visual project Interface Fractures IV. & V. by Luka Prinčič at 9.30pm.
Kindly welcome to both events. The entrance is free!
Cover image composed of: Christoph Schwarz: Gift Economy Worker Kyoto, 2010, Mirko Simić: Back to the Bible, 1992 and Luka Prinčić: Interface Fractures.
WORLD DAY FOR AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE 2017
Creating physical and virtual, analogue and digital archives is a necessary tool to enable us a reflexion on contemporary art production. UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage better focus on the meaning of audio-visual materials and their carriers (film, video and sound footages, radio and television), and to provide an incentive to protect and maintain these documents which are an essential part of cultural heritage.
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents. "It’s your story – don’t lose it" is the theme of this year's celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27 October). MORE
Kino-integral: video screenings
THE WORLD IS OBLIGED TO LIVE YOU
Selection form DIVA Station video archive
Gorazd Krnc: Me V(isual)S(ound) You, 2006
Curator: Anita Budimir
Artists: Uršula Berlot, Vesna Bukovec, Neven Korda, Damijan Kracina, Gorazd Krnc, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Mirko Simić
Premiere: Slovenian Cinematheque/Kino-integral, October 27, 2017, 7pm
DIVA Station is a physical and on-line archive of video art which is being developed since 2005 at SCCA – Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts with the intent to research, document, present and archive video/media art in Slovenia. Video art selection The world is obliged to live you from DIVA Station archive presents works which displays broad possibilities of video appropriation practices. Technique of finding new concepts by selecting, combining and manipulating old audiovisual materials the so called archival, appropriated or found footages.
Text by curator Anita Budimir:
From found footages to video appropriation (pdf)
SELECTED VIDEO WORKS:
Uršula Berlot, Slovenia, 2007, digital format, b&w, 2’40’’
- Back to the Bible
Mirko Simić, Slovenia, 1992, digital format, colour, 3’41’’
Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Slovenia, 1995, digital format, b&w / colour, 2’57’’
- Why Do I Do This?
Vesna Bukovec, Slovenia, 2001, digital format, colour, 3’18’’
- Thylacinus Cynocephalus
Damijan Kracina, Slovenia, 2009, digital format, colour, 1’09’’
- Me V(isual)S(ound) You
Gorazd Krnc, Slovenia, 2006, digital format, colour, 2’37’’
- Reincarnation On Taxidermist Monitor
Neven Korda, Slovenia, 2005, digital format, colour, 16’
Anita Budimir (1989, Croatia) is an active member of Klubvizija film laboratory (Zagreb). Analog photographer, video artist and experimental filmmaker. Interested in found footage practice of finding new concepts from old sources, analog and digital glitch processes as well as its aesthetic. She has a bachelor's degree in TV, Film and New Media Design, at the moment collaborating with DIVA Station Archive of video art in Ljubljana.
8 Videos from the Ursula Blickle Video Archiv
Christoph Schwarz: Gift Economy Worker Kyoto, 2010
Curator: Claudia Slanar
Artists: Karin Ferrari, Hanakam & Schuller, Lydia Nsiah, Victoria Preuer, Katharina Schaar, Dagmar Schürrer, Christoph Schwarz, Edith Stauber
Even though the Ursula Blickle Video Archiv was founded in 2007 this selection includes works by Austrian artists that have only been very recently added to highlight the very broad variety of formal strategies that are currently employed in making video.
What becomes clear is that, even though one can still differentiate between the historic and medial context in which film and video art have developed, their aesthetic strategies have converged to a point where the question of the ontological relevance of a medium is reduced to one of storage space and screening formats.
However, Chance Meeting presents what is produced at the intersection of film and art considering it as a field of intervention, as a place where definitions are not fixed and stable but in flux. And maybe that is exactly where a video archive should be located nowadays?
Hanakam & Schuller’s Trickster is a meditation on objects and our relationships with them. Even though there is a narrative content, this stays fragmented and opaque. Dagmar Schürrer reflects on identity and surface value in the colourful I want to be like you while Lydia Nsiah presents the pitfalls of media preservation as well as the process itself. Katharina Schaar’s Chance Meeting is based on the photographic work of Duane Michaels and tries to re-enact the “lost narrative”. Gift Economy Worker Kyoto is one of Christoph Schwarz’s interventions that deal with the autobiographical precariousness of an artist’s life. In blending a documentary strategy with a satiric twist he reveals the power relations and mechanisms of the art world. Edith Stauber’s animation Linz/Martinskirche is a quiet and precise study of a location in her hometown, the capital of Upper Austria while Victoria Preuer’s Kanten (Grenzen) reveals the ambiguity of concepts of home and hospitality. Karin Ferrari concludes the program with the latest issue of her DECODING series closing the circle by simply questioning the status of the image as such. (text by curator Claudia Slanar)
SELECTED VIDEO WORKS:
Hanakam & Schuller, 2014, sound, colour, 13’10’’
- I want to be like you
Dagmar Schürrer, 2016, sound, colour, 5’56’’
Lydia Nsiah, 2013, 16:9, sound, b&w, 7’
- Chance Meeting // Zufallsbegegnung
Katharina Schaar, 2016, sound, b&w, 6’13’’
- Gift Economy Worker Kyoto
Christoph Schwarz, 2010, 16:9, sound, colour, 13’30’’
Edith Stauber, 2014, 16:9, sound, colour, 3’20’’
- Kanten (Grenzen)
Victoria Preuer, 2016, sound, colour, 4’
- DECODING The Mysteries of Antarctica (THE WHOLE TRUTH)
Karin Ferrari, 2017, sound, colour, 11’
LUKA PRINČIČ: INTERFACE FRACTURES IV. & V.
Interface Fractures is a series of audiovisual explorations Luka Prinčič has been developing in collaboration with the Slovenian Cinematheque since 2013. The series’ cinema-sound episodes share the same method and format: an immersive situation in the darkness of the cinema, the use of digital and open source tools for generating image and sound, a dichotomy between fixed composition and improvisation in time, a tendency for abstraction out of which fragments of the concrete arise, and playing with the synchronisation of sound and image.
Luka Prinčič (bio)
Production: SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana / DIVA Station
In collaboration with: Ursula Blickle Video Archiv, Slovenian Cinematheque, Luka Prinčič / Emanat, Institute for development and affirmation of dance and contemporary art
Curators: Anita Budimir (selection form DIVA Station), Claudia Slanar (selection from Ursula Blickle Video Archiv)
Coordination: Dušan Dovč, Polona Štebe
Web support: Vesna Bukovec
Supported by: City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture; Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities; Austrian Cultural Forum, Ljubljana; Erasmus+, EVS; Movit