From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Digital Surfaces
Guests: Marko Peljhan and Alenka Pirman
We were presented with a computer video animation by Marko Peljhan, conceived as a theatrical play without actors in cyberspace. The video animation was prepared, modeled and rendered using a program written explicitly with the real-time SGI Crimson animation tool. We also saw several short works by Alenka Pirman, which are not videos, but the endless repetition of the PowerPoint presentation, which has been established in the academic and commercial world to present knowledge. The projection was followed by a conversation between the selector Irena Borić, the artists, and DIVA Station associate Vesna Bukovec.
In cooperation with the DIVA Station, a digital video archive from Ljubljana, 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.
The online broadcast of all meetings will be available at https://kiblix.org/streaming.
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