Recordings of Reality – Subjectivization of Objectivity

A selection of videos with the elements of documentaries

Short Film Night: Friday, 21 December 2018, from 6pm
Video screening from DIVA Station: 9pm

Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana

On 21th of December, the winter solstice and the longest night of the year, SCCA-Ljubljana joins the initiative of promoting and supporting short films for the forth time. The Short Film Night 2018 hosted by the Slovene Cinematheque offers numerous programmes showing an abundant selection of short films. The diverse display of short films will last all the way to the early hours.

A selection of works from DIVA Station, prepared by Toni Poljanec will be shown at 9 pm.

Recordings of Reality – Subjectivization of Objectivity

Selection of videos with the elements of documentaries
(from DIVA Station archive / SCCA-Ljubljana)
Curator: Toni Poljanec
Duration: 50’29”

  • Marmelade, Damijan Kracina & Katarina Toman Kracina, 3’37”, 2004
  • Sunday, Noemi Veberič Levovnik, 5’58”, 2009
  • Always Better: Street, Polonca Lovšin, 1’27”, 2002
  • Elisa, 5, Pila Rusjan, 4’51”, 2010
  • What is Your Fetish?, Keiko Miyazaki, 5′, 2018
  • Plastic Makes It Static, Danilo Milovanović, 3’17”, 2017
  • Promised Land, Maja Hodošček, 10’04”, 2010
  • Reservoir – Swine is Art and Art is Swine, 3kolektiv (Maša Gala, Eva Kastelic, Katja Felle), 4’18”, 2012
  • Ode to Camel, Miha Mohorič, 11’57’, 2018


The program is a selection of art videos, which are more or less openly “flirting” with the documentary approach and form, and go beyond the archiving an artistic practice. The documentary approach, in principle, presupposes the presentation of an objective reality, which, as soon as it is recorded on the camera, immediately changes into a subjective view. In selected videos, the recording of reality becomes the subject of artistic reinterpretation, which on the one hand filters memories and nostalgically addresses the past, and on the other questions the present.

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.

Videospotting is a series of curated programs of video art in Slovenia produced and presented by SCCA-Ljubljana in solo screenings, exhibitions, lectures, and at international festivals, exhibitions, meetings (Basel, Moscow, Los Angeles, Tallinn, Sarajevo, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Almaty, Oslo, Prishtine, Cairo, Beijing, Luxemburg, etc.).

Supported by: Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture