DIVA Station is part of the Focus Slovenia programme at the BEAST International Film Festival

27 September – 2 October 2023
Porto, Portugal

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. FOCUS SLOVENIA features a range of programmes that celebrate the contemporary cinematographic culture of Slovenia. Starting off with an opening screening with three short films directed by three emerging directors (Urška Djukić, Špela Čadež and Kukla), the Focus Slovenia section will showcase a diverse array of programmes, which include a Karpo Godina retrospective, a DIVA Station programme, two School Visit programmes (Nova Gorica School of Arts and the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television), as well as a Queer Focus documentary film by Boris Petković.

More at the festivals’s website

DIVA Station Double Bill


1 October 2023, 7 pm
Cinema Passos Manuel, Porto

Curator: Teresa Vieira
Participants: Zemira Alajbegović, Martina Bastarda, Vesna Bukovec, Ana Nuša Dragan, Neven Korda, Mateja Ocepek, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Duba Sambolec, Dario Seraval, Nataša Skušek, Apolonija Šušteršič

The program director of the festival, Teresa Vieira, prepared a curated programme in two parts. DIVA #1 FEAST is a selection of video works that connect with rituals of food and (wishful) fluid(ity). A non-chronological programme that as a whole attempts to connect to a (close to) life and death food cycle: ingestion-digestion-absorption-assimilation-egestion. Extending a sensory activation invite through a diverse set of seven works, this programme reflects on the individual and communal gestures connected with food, attempting to chop gender-biased rigid social expectations, as well as inherent social inequalities, whilst also connecting with the culinary pleasures and delights of artistic expression.

In DIVA #2 BODY, different layers of the body – individual and collective – are highlighted. With a wide scale that grows from a closer look into the intricacies of the skin to vibrant and passionate yells of a patriarchally-liberated group, these seven works propose a glimpse on the micro and macro levels of what constitutes the self. From the flesh to the spirit, from the concrete to the metaphorical, from numbness to rhythm, from melancholia to euphoria, our hands chose the cards that will now be set for an expansive visual reading.


Ana Nuša Dragan, Communication of Gastronomy
1971, 2’ 45”
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Nataša Skušek, khm_khm
2013, 6’ 34”
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Zemira Alajbegović, P.O.R. Burn out #9
2003, 29”
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Apolonija Šušteršič, How To Make Orange Juice I
1998, 2’ 8”
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Ana Nuša Dragan, H2O
1970, 2’
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Vesna Bukovec, Everything I eat turns to health, beauty and love
2010, 3’ 48”
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Martina Bastarda, Mateja Ocepek, Nataša Skušek, Pissing
2002, 4’ 28”
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Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Border
1997, 4’ 32”
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Duba Sambolec, Hands
1969/1970, 8’ 47”
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Ana Nuša Dragan, Lyhnida
1989, 8’ 47”
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Nataša Skušek, Floating
2004, 4’ 31”
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Neven Korda, Zemira Alajbegović, Dario Seraval (Borghesia), Cindy
1989, 4’

Nataša Prosenc, Tango for Fish
1992, 47′ 21”
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Neven Korda, Dario Seraval, Zemira Alajbegović (Borghesia), On
1985, 4’ 40”
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DIVA Station is a physical and web archive of video and new-media art which has been developing since 2005 and is also a broader compendium of SCCA projects that seek to research, present, document and archive video/new-media art.

Videospotting are curated and thematic programs of video art, which have been created since 1994 in the form of lectures, public discussions, exhibitions and screenings.

Production: SCCA-Ljubljana/DIVA Station and BEAST IFF
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture