residency program for production video art
The residency program inter_video_action was established in 2016 in Požega by Independent Film Center ‘‘Filmart’’ with the goal to gather visual artists from Serbia in one place, film professionals and students at film schools from the whole world (participants of the International Student Film Camp ‘‘Interaction’’ and International Documentary Masterclass ‘‘Interdoc’’). This residency was started as a reaction to the problem of not having enough residency programs of media art practice and also art colonies and video art workshops. It offers opportunity for the production of new moving picture and continuous testing of how close two media are, that is – film and video, especially documentary film and visual (video) art. Besides, inter_video_action makes collaboration and knowledge and experience exchange possible, both for documentary filmmakers and visual artists. It opens new topics for discussion and recognizes co-production potential.
At the first residency that was held in 2016, two very respectable artists who dedicate their efforts to video as a medium took part: Dragana Žarevac and Anica Vučetić. During the second residency of inter_video_action there were produced two video works of two visual artists from Serbia – Mirjana Boba Stojadinović and Miloš Tomić. Within 3rd edition IVA.lab program, Mia Ćuk and Slobodan Stošić, two artists from Novi Sad (Serbia), in collaboration with the young filmmakers are going to work on production of their video works.
Mia Ćuk (b. 1988) lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia
She graduated from the Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad and holds an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, London. Her work can be read as “almost photographic”, using the medium of photography to see the overlooked, rather than to document the apparent and visible. Her practice begins where the traditional dichotomies of photography collapse. Her recent interest lays in the materiality of “the photographic”, and in gestures of erasure and disappearance of images, rather than their creation. She uses vernacular technologies such as slide projections, found photographs, print screen images, and often exhibits in the form of fragments and unfinished installations.
Some of her recent exhibitions include: The Ship Sank from the Inside (Artget gallery, Belgrade Culture Centre 2017), To Die Out Laughing (23. International Biennale of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria), Material Light (Kochi Muziris Biennale, India 2017), Gif and Cities (Podroom gallery, Belgrade Culture Centre 2017), Different Worlds- Young Contemporary Photography from Southeast Europe (Photon gallery, Ljubljana 2016), Eikeiwa, (City gallery of Požega, 2016), Where I Am Not/ Unaddressed (Dom omladine, Belgrade, 2016), Mangelos award finalists (Remont gallery, Belgrade 2016), The Imaginary Museum: Art Library as Archive (Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Library 2015), The One Who Became the Color on a Flag, (Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, New York 2015), Light Chronicles (Obsolete Studios, Broadstairs, UK 2014), Psychogeography (ArtHub Gallery, London 2014), MAPS (Ambika P3, London, 2013). She was shortlisted for «Dimitrije Bašićević Mangelos» award for Young Visual Artists in 2015 and 2016. She works at the Photography department of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.
Slobodan Stošić (b.1989). lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia
His practice is context-responsive. Connecting different tiles of labor, meanings and methods, his interest lies in how the fictitious persona or narrative, by methodology of verisimilitude, could be used in exploring moral and political territory, where art should establish questions and proposals leading to changing interpretations and different ways of approaching political hegemonies. Created narratives are reflection of an social fiction and they question the responsibility of an image, and need to react to the existing state. Winner of the 2012 Mangelos Award. Since 2009 has taken part in all actions of the Art Clinic and was a member of its regular team and since 2014-2017 was a curator of Šok gallery. Member of Association ICSS (Independent Culture Scene of Serbia). Since 2017 collaborator of the Group for conceptual politics.
Some of recent exhibitions include:
- Untitled Miami, presented by Galerie Dix9 Helene Lacharmoise, Miami, USA
- Art Encounters-Life a User’s Manual, curated by Ami Barak and Diana Marincu, Timisoara, RO
- Bjcem Mediterranea 18 biennale, curated by Maja Ćirić, Tirana, ALB
- Double feature # 6 Sokol Peçi & Slobodan Stošić, curated by Adela Demetja, Tirana Art Lab, ALB
- 15 years of Mangelos award, curated by Miroslav Karić and Una Popović, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, SRB
- Divigation, curated by Meyken Barreto, Y Gallery, New York, USA
- The One Who Became the Color on a Flag, curated by Omar Lopez- Chahoud and Slobodan Stošić, Anya and Andrew Shiwa gallery, New York, USA
- Blasted, curated by Zara Audiello, Beton7, Athens, GRE
- Several Circles, curated by Marco Antonini, EFA Project Space, New York, NY, USA
- Imaginary friends, curated by Chelsea Haines, Interstate project, New York, NY, USA