DIVA Station Screening
with artist Nataša Prosenc Stearns and curator Barbara Borčič
November 16, 2016 – 7PM
The program will include the presentation of DIVA Station – an archive of Slovene video art produced by SCCA-Ljubljana and a screening of curated program >DIVA Station Presents No 3<.
Nataša Prosenc Stearns is a Slovenian born video artist and filmmaker. She moved to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Grant to pursue her MFA at CalArts. She is also a recipient of the Soros and Durffee Grants. Her work was shown at ARCO Madrid, in Douloun Museum of Art in Shanghai, in Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, as part of the program of The European Capital of Culture and in numerous venues and festivals in the USA. Nataša exhibited twice at the Venice Biennale. First she represented Slovenia at the 48th Biennale, and last year she was part of the Biennale’s collateral exhibition 20 Artists from Los Angeles presented by bardoLA.
Her videos and films reside in the variable spaces between the physical body and the world. Sourcing from personal experiences, her practice encompasses the impact of technological and social changes on human body. It reflects on the uncertain place in today’s world of consumerism, continuous crisis and addiction to technology. She is trying to find a ground of connection that unites people with the organic world, testing the limitations of human body and hinting at its potential limitlessness. In the process of production she crafts all aspects of her projects: concept, recording, editing, sound and often performing – using her own body as a subject of transformation. Her videos and films are moving collages, where several levels interact in a controlled chaos. The impact of accidents / incidents is very important because it often leads to semi-abstraction, where the most exciting and authentic creations take place.
For more information on the artist visit: www.natasastearns.com
photo: Dejan Habicht.