From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Online and Common

Kiblix 2020-2021
Thursday, 29 April 2021, 7pm
Online screening and talk (in Slovene language)
Guest: Anja Medved

DIVA Station at Kiblix 2020-2021 Festival

The International Festival of Arts, Technology and Science Kiblix 2020-2021 hosts the DIVA Station archive with a series of events in April and May. The theme of the festival Virtual Worlds Now is focused on the critical evaluation of the intersections and disconnections between the virtual and the physical, and the research and critique of modern technological media and their use in contemporary art, culture and education, which is especially interesting at a time of epidemic constraints, when for many people digital and virtual have become the dominant environment for work, communication, education and entertainment.

In a series of four events under the common title From the Archives of the DIVA Station, we are preparing a series of online video projections on the computer and online art, perception of physicality in a virtual environment, and transmitted feelings. The purpose of online projections is to get acquainted with works from the digital archive, get to know individual authors, and create a space for joint reflection, discussion, and knowledge exchange. Each event will be based on a selection of (including older) works from the archives of the DIVA Station and a conversation with the authors. Deriving from the events’ online context, the focus will be on works that can start a discussion on the new reality of art perception through the digital experience. The conversations will be moderated by Irena Borić and Vesna Bukovec.


From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Online and Common

Curator: Irena Borić

We will watch a film by Anja Medved and Patricija Maličev, in which they discuss the puzzles of humanity with creators, scientists and philosophers. The debate is on environmental issues from philosophical perspectives. Are we at odds with nature due to rapid technological developments? The screening will be followed by a conversation between the selector Irena Borić, the artist Anja Medved and associate of the DIVA Station Vesna Bukovec.

Anja Medved, Patricija Maličev, The Gathering – The Secret Side of Things We Share
Kinoatelje, Zavod Kinoatelje, Zavod Kinokašča, 2013, 65′
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Anja Medved (1969, Nova Gorica) is the author of documentaries, videos, and theater performances. She studied theater and radio directing at the Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. After graduating, she continued her education in Los Angeles, where she created in the field of video and performance as part of the Microinternational collective. Upon her return, she participated in Marko Peljhan’s stage projects and assisted in theater performances at Drama, Mladinsko Theatre, and Primorsko dramsko gledališče. In 1997 she directed the play The Night after Michelangelo Antonioni’s film, named the same. She realized her first solo video exhibition entitled Frequenze Notturne in 2000 at the Kapelica Gallery. She has directed more than 20 documentaries, in which she focuses primarily on researching the relationship between personal and collective memory of the border area. She realized most of the films and projects in tandem with her mother Nadja Velušček within the cross-border organization Kinoatelje. She is the co-founder of the KINOkašča / CINEMattic Institute – a film production and memory storage facility. She lives and works in the Goriška region.
Anja Medved at the DIVA Station

Irena Borić is freelance editor, curator and critic. She graduated in Art History and History at the Faculty of Arts, University of Zagreb and Arts And Heritage: Policy, Management and Education at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has participated in the projects Economics of Love / Politics of Feelings (2012–), Shame on You! (2013) and net.cube (2015–). She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Truth that Lies (2019) and Low Tones of Earth Song (2019). She has prepared numerous discursive events, co-designed and organized the symposium Irrationality of the Biennial (2018) at MGLC, Ljubljana and the seminar Sketches for the Curriculum: Forms and Challenges of Art Education (2017) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. She is one of the editors of the independent publishing platform INCA press and a member of the Croatian section of AICA. She curates and organizes the educational program at KIBLA.

Vesna Bukovec (1977) graduated and obtained her master’s degree in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. She is a socially critical author who expresses herself in various media, putting drawing in the foreground in addition to video. She has presented herself at several solo and group exhibitions in the domestic and international space. She also works in the field of graphic design and video art curation. Since 2015 she has been an expert associate of the DIVA Station at SCCA-Ljubljana.

The International Festival of Arts, Technology and Science Kiblix has been organized by KIBLA from Maribor since 2002. It is an open source festival that connects art, technology and science. It problematizes two different aspects: the impact of science and technology on the social life of the individual, and research into the mystery of science that dictates the future. Both, however, try to offer solutions to bridge the powerlessness of the individual in modern society.
It is part of the RUK project (2019-2022). RUK is a network of art and culture research centers on the crossroads of art, science, and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, the partners Delavski dom Trbovlje, PiNA and KIBLA on the Trbovlje-Koper-Maribor axis are developing innovative products and services for a humane technology of the future. More about the Kiblix 2020-2021.

The DIVA Station is an online and physical archive that SCCA-Ljubljana has been developing since 2005 to research, document, archive, and present art film, video, and new media art. It is based on the collection of video materials within the extended concept of the national context and includes artists working in Slovenia and/or internationally.

Production: ACE KIBLA and SCCA-Ljubljana/DIVA Station