From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Digital Performances
Online projection 2: Digital Performances
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 7–8 p.m. CET
Guests: Miha Horvat, Toni Soprano Meneglejte, Andrea Knezović and Sašo Sedlaček
We will watch the video of the tandem son:DA and Erinac Seymen, which is documentation of a performance, held simultaneously in Maribor and Istanbul. Andrea Knezović records a performance and researching nonsense and helplessness, while Sašo Sedlaček, in his video, problematizes the mass destruction of used technological equipment and its disposal. The screening will be followed by a talk between the selector Irena Borić, the artists and associate of the DIVA Station Vesna Bukovec.
son:DA, Erinç Seymen, Performance for a Poem 2. Maribor, 2006, 8' 48''
Andrea Knezović, Ode To Helplessness. The Inability To Breathe In 1.0, 2016, 1' 2''
Andrea Knezović, Ode To Helplessness. The Inability To Breathe In 2.0, 2016, 1' 26''
Sašo Sedlaček, Veliki izklop/The Big Switch Off, 2011, 1' 48''
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. He 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.
In the case of son:DA, it should be noted that terms such as artistic tandem, artistic group, duo, connection, etc., were not primarily used by son:DA , but by other authors when referring to son:DA; also in different sources we find different notations of the name son:DA, e.g., son:da, sonDA, sonda, zonda, SON:DA, SON:da, etc. The various designations or uses of the name may stem from the linguistic or syntactic embarrassment into which the somewhat unusual naming »son:DA« puts us. (Polona Tratnik, Catalogue son:DA, 2000–12). The son:DA art collective was active in the period 2000–15. Learn more at http://sonda.kibla.org/. In 2020 XY's artificial intelligence took over the collective's identity.
son:DA at DIVA Station: http://www.e-arhiv.org/diva/Son_da
Toni Soprano Meneglejte is half of the former tandem son:DA, active in the Slovenian and international visual arts scene for more than 15 years. Since 2015, she has been working independently, is an intermedia artist, and her diverse practice includes photography, sound performances, space design, scenography, drawing, video, and digital projects using social media.
Erinç Seymen graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2006 and received his MA from Yıldız Technical University Art and Design Faculty, with a thesis about Bob Flanagan. He participated in conferences, and his articles have been published in various magazines on topics such as militarism, nationalism, and gender issues. Since 2002, he has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Istanbul, Ankara, Vienna, Paris, London, Helsinki, Eindhoven, and Lisbon. The group exhibitions he participated in are: Along the Gates of Urban, K&S Galerie, Berlin (2004); An Atlas of Events, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2007); I Myself am War!, Open Space, Vienna (2008); Istanbul, traversée, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille (2009); Moods: A Generation that Goes off the Rails, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2010). Erinc Seymen lives and works in Istanbul.
Andrea Knezović (1990, Zagreb) is a visual, conceptual artist and a researcher based in Amsterdam, with a Masters' degree in Artistic Research from the University of Amsterdam (2019) and a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts from A.V.A-Academy of Visual Arts, Ljubljana (2014). Her artistic research centers around value production, 24/7 temporality and neoliberalism, liminality, and contemporary ritualization in the hyper-individualist era. Knezović’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world, including Kiribati National Museum and Cultural Centre, Bikenibeu; Nieuw Dakota Gallery, Amsterdam; NEVERNEVERLAND Gallery, Amsterdam; The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana; Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana; 12 Star Gallery, London, UK; Kino Šiška, Ljubljana; The Israeli Center for Digital Arts, Holon; Aksioma Gallery, Ljubljana; Flip Project & Umberto Di Marino Gallery, Naples; Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt; The Center for Contemporary Art, Celje and Hanikah Gallery, Sarajevo. She has published theoretical text in Lish Journal, Simulacrum Jurnal-Tijdschrift voor kunst en cultuur and Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean (Young Slovenian Artists). Her work is part of the DIVA Station video archive collection at SCCA-Ljubljana, and she was nominated for the Essl Art Award in 2013 and 2015.
Andrea Knezović at the DIVA station: http://www.e-arhiv.org/diva/AndreaKnezovic
Sašo Sedlaček (1974) graduated from sculpture and video at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (2000). He has received several awards and participated in numerous solo and group shows, including at the Secession in Vienna, the Sixth Taipei Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, the October Saloon in Belgrade, Ars Electronica in Linz, Transemdiale 2014 in Berlin and the Museumsquartir (MUMOK, Freiraum) in Vienna. He has been an artist-in-residence at the ISCP in New York, IAMAS in Japan, and The Israeli Center For Digital Art in Holon. Since 2015, he works as Associate Professor at Video and New Media course at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.
Sedlaček’s primary interest seems to be things that people overlook and the ways in which they can be made useful once again. His work is generally defined by theories of disposal and the use and reuse of cheap technologies and waste materials. His practical and humorous works result from a subversive recycling of scientific, legal, or technological facts and employing DIY (do-it-yourself) and collaborative methods.
Sašo Sedlaček at the DIVA station: http://www.e-arhiv.org/diva/SasoSedlacek
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.
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