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UPCOMING — Friday, September 16th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#123: Rosa Barba

on the occasion of the Berlin Art Week 2022 and the celebration of the Award for Artistic Project Spaces and Initiatives 2022 by Berlin Senat Department for Culture and Europe we are thrilled to welcome Rosa Barba, who in her work repeatedly explores the concept of an anarchic organization of cinematic spaces - a working principle that aims to form a new way of thinking by destabilizing outdated structures of cinema - on a journey to an imaginary political trope for the cinema of the present day [read on]

July 27th, 2022
Project Space Festival: Videoart at Midnight @ Xanadu Berlin

As part of the 2022 Project Space Festival – The City of Project Spaces, XANADU invites selected Berlin initiatives to present moving image programs (artists' films and videos) that represent their own distinctive approach to the challenges and possibilities of presenting this medium outside the usual institutionalized contexts. Alongside 6x6 Project, ANORAK and XANADU themselves, Videoart at Midnight will show a program of recent works by Katarina Zdjelar, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnonc and Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz [read on]

Friday, June 10th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#122: Marianna Simnett

We are thrilled again to welcome an internationally acclaimed artist of our time, Marianna Simnett. Simnett will give an introduction to her work, and show a selection of her outstanding films. Her immersive narratives centre around the overlapping and at times incongruous themes of vulnerability, autonomy, control, pain, metamorphosis, and care [read on]

Friday, May 6th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#121: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc deals with colonial history and decolonization in his works. In his research-based artistic practice, moments of political upheaval such as the independence movements in many parts of the African continent in the 1960s play a special role. For the artist, they mark the beginning of a complex relationship between the quest for independence and the construction of a new identity, reflected in the texts, images, and films of the period. Abonnenc takes this politically and culturally charged material as a starting point, traces its meaning and shifts in meaning and thus tells stories away from dominant narratives [read on]

Friday, April 8th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#120: Vajiko Chachkhiani

With Vajiko Chachkhiani we welcome a master storyteller who's work operates somewhere between the outside world and the human psyche, bringing the shadowy aspects of our Conditio humanato awareness through subtle and intriguing visual poetry. Frequently based on performances or transformative actions, many of his works share an affinity to minimalism while at the same time being charged with narrative meaning. Through his sculptures, installations and films, he addresses psychological conditions such as loneliness, violence and angst, interweaving them with topics from religion, politics, literature, and poetry. Well-known in Berlin’s art scene thanks to a series of exhibitions and his studies with Gregor Schneider at the Udk, Vajiko Chachkhiani now lives back in Tbilisi, Georgia. We are therefore pleased to be able to present him at Videoart at Midnight and to show a selection of his films, not least with two Berlin premieres [read on]

Friday, March 11th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
Cast & Crew Premiere: When Susan Sontag was Sitting in the Audience

On the occasion of the International Women's Day and 50 years after the infamous panel discussion »A Dialogue on Women‘s Liberation« in New York‘s Town Hall with Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Jacqueline Ceballos and Diana Trilling, Videoart at Midnight invites together with all participants to celebrate the Berlin premiere of RP Kahl's 'When Susan Sontag was Sitting in the Audience'. With Saralisa Volm, Luise Helm, Heike-Melba Fendel, Celine Yildirim, RP Kahl and Cynthia Buchheim, Stefanie Schuster, Mario Mentrup, Kirstin Warnke, Sonja Hilberger [read on]

Friday, February 25th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#119: Wong Ping

On the occasion of his solo exhibition "Earwax" at the Times Art Center Berlin (04.03. - 26.06.2022, curated by Hou Hanru), we welcome Wong Ping presenting a selection of his hilarious video works as a prologue and contextual frame of his show. Through animation, sculpture, and immersive installations, Wong Ping creates disturbing and crude narratives that challenge conventional concepts of human desire, obsession, shame, isolation, and repressed sexuality [read on]

Friday, January 28th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#118: IC-98

We are pleased to start our 2022 program with a cooperation: on the occasion of the exhibition "Abgründe, die durch das Leben unter borealen Bedingungen verursacht werden" (until January 28th, 2022) at the Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz we welcome the Finnish artist duo IC-98. Though their practice is essentially conceptual, IC-98 has been best known for animations, which combine classical drawing and digital effects, depicting landscapes shaped by long time durations, natural and human histories and climate. Mythical, material, factual and fictional elements are weaved together into visual stories, which – though deeply political and meticulously researched, scripted and executed – are presented as open-ended poetic narratives. The mood of the works alternates between a sense of crisis, melancholy, acceptance and resigned optimism [read on]

Friday, November 19th, 2021, 24:00 | midnight
#117: Peter Miller

Complementing the first institutional exhibition of his photographic work at C/O Berlin (Dear Photography, Sep 11 – Dec 3, 2021), Videoart Midnight welcomes Peter Miller to present a selection of rarely seen 35 mm film works from the past 15 years, examining cinema as a phenomenon and addressing its constituent, irreducible elements: lens, light, film, audience and projection [read on]

Friday, October 8th, 2021, 24:00 | midnight
#116: Ahmet Öğüt

Ahmet Öğüt's films and videos often contain a spark of humour, a positive light-heartedness towards one's own reality, which can be shaped in many ways. Behind the apparent serenity lies a thoroughly serious, analytical view of one's own political, social and cultural environment [read on]

Friday, September 24th, 2021, 24:00 | midnight
#115: Haris Epaminonda

Haris Epaminonda shows a selection of her wonderful video works based on re-shot excerpts of film and television footage – principally the Greek soap operas and kitsch romantic films from the 1960s that used to fill up Sunday afternoons in the artist’s Cypriot childhood –which she then subtly reworks [ read on]

September 2nd, 2021
Videoarte a Medianoche BCN

VIDEOARTE A MEDIANOCHE BCN is a project by A*DESK – Critical Thinking in collaboration with VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT Berlin on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at the ZUMZEIG cooperative cinema in Barcelona. The exceptional films will be presented by Omer Fast and Tobias Zielony, curated by VAM Berlin, and Momu & No Es on the part of A*DESK. The artists will be present. [read on]

Friday, August 27th, 2021, 24:00 | midnight
Summer Special: BPA// Berlin program for artists

After a long break, we are thrilled to revive Videoart at Midnight with a summer special – a renewed cooperation with BPA// Berlin program for artists. Founded in 2016 by artists Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny, and Willem de Rooij, BPA connects Berlin-based artists beyond the academy and across cultures and generations. Each year BPA’s mentors select ten of Berlin’s most promising young artists to join the program for two years. Its nomadic structure makes BPA more than just an independent program: it is also a vector to connect existing spaces in the city with BPA’s network of artists, curators and writers. The VAM summer special program is curated by Tang Han, one of the 2021 BPA fellows [read on]

February 2nd, 2021
Haus am Waldsee

During the lockdown, the Haus am Waldsee will be showing video art by international artists from the "Videoart at Midnight" series on its website. In weekly rotation (starting every Wednesday), Katja Blomberg and Olaf Stüber will show selected works by eight artists [read on]

Friday, October 9th, 2020, 24:00 | midnight
#114: Willem de Rooij

Willem de Rooij investigates the production, contextualization and interpretation of images through a variety of media. Appropriations and collaborations are fundamental to De Rooij's artistic method and his projects have stimulated new research in art history and ethnography. With Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006) he represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale in 2005 [read on]

Friday, September 11th, 2020, 24:00 | midnight
#113: Eli Cortiñas

Cortiñas' artistic practice can be located within the appropriation tradition, using already existing cinema to de- and reconstruct identities as well as narratives according to new discourses. Her collage-like video essays and installations mix found imagery with documentary strategies [read on]

April 21st, 2020
Berlin Video Art Festival

From 24 to 26 April 2020 the Berlinische Galerie and Videoart at Midnight jointly host the Berlin Video Art Festival: 15 video works by 10 international artists who were part of the Videoart at Midnight programme since 2010. During the festival, the video works will be exlusively available on the website of the Berlinische Galerie at certain times slots around Midnight only. Experience video art at home for once! [read on]

Friday, February 14th, 2020, 24:00 | midnight
#112: Brody Condon

The Berlin based artist Brody Condon (b. Mexico 1974) facilitates and documents game-like group encounters that experientially probe the individual, material, and political ramifications of dissociative phenomena. The works are often made in collaboration with researchers, craftspeople, and public participants. We look forward to Brody Conlon’s screening focusing on short ...

Friday, January 24th, 2020, 24:00 | midnight
#111: Gernot Wieland

We start our 2020 program with a wonderful humorous Austrian artist: Gernot Wieland. He works mainly with film, drawing and lecture performance in order to examine psychological conditions in society and in human beings. His works are based on memory and narration. In most of them he includes many different layers of narration and layers of references like small sculptures, photos, drawings or drawings he made when he was a child [read on]

Friday, December 20th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#110: Li Zhenhua

Looking for Wong Kar-Wai is a project that revisits and rethinks about his films and the changing of Hong Kong. His films always show a longing for the passing by situation with people, and are about encounters and loss. Thus, the idea came to me to make a filmic work about him and the films, to have another actor and team try to document Hong Kong through the films and to link that with the past and [read on]

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