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UPCOMING — Friday, May 17th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#105: Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag

Pacific Nocturne, 2012 / 2013 in cooperation with Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House Los Angeles

Friday, April 12th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#104: Korpys/Löffler

In their documentary fiction, Korpys/Löffler observe and scan the zones of institutional power and their peripheral areas and weave them into a network of ambivalent relationships, connections and meanings. Here, insights into the mechanisms and modes of functioning of representative places, their specific atmosphere and the actions of their main and auxiliary actors are revealed. With their special methods of "reporting", with their deconstruction and reorganization of history and stories, they also aim at the supposed factuality of news, and they focus on the question of how history is written through media mediation and how it relativizes with aesthetic-analytical methods and can be reformulated....

Friday, March 15th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#103: Bigert & Bergström

Bigert & Bergström is an artist duo living and working in Stockholm, Sweden and from time to time in Berlin. They met while at the art academy in Stockholm in 1986 and have collaborated ever since. Through their career Bigert & Bergström have produced and created art ranging from large-scale installations to public works, sculptures and film projects. Often with a conceptual edge, the core of their work is placed right in the junction between humanity, nature and technology. With energetic curiosity their art investigate scientific and social topics discussed in contemporary society.

Friday, February 15th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#102: Sandra Schäfer

Sandra Schäfer’s artistic practice deals with the production of urban and geopolitical space, history, and visual politics. Her works are often based on long-term research concerned with the process of unfolding and re-reading documents, images, and spatial narratives. Sandra Schäfer will show: The Making of a Demonstration, 2004, 10 minThe ...

Friday, January 18th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#101: Julian Rosefeldt

For many years we have wished to invite Julian Rosefeldt for a screening at Videoart at Midnight. But Julian is better known for works in the exhibition context than for the cinema setting. Now however he put together a program of single channel works and we are very happy, that Julian will start – after our fulminate 10 years anniversary – the new decade....

Friday, December 14th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#100: Ed Atkins

Ed Atkins makes videos, writes and draws, developing a complex and deeply figured discourse around definition, wherein the impossibilities for sufficient representations of the physical, specifically corporeal world are hysterically rehearsed. For VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT Atkins shows a specially compiled edit of his works from the past decade. Encompassing computer ...

Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#99: Kerstin Honeit

Deploying video, performance, and installations in her artistic research, Kerstin Honeit examines hegemonic image production within the media of information technology and pop culture. Intervening at the boundaries of representation and reception, she questions the construction of social norms...

Friday, October 12th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#98: Almagul Menlibayeva

Almagul Menlibayeva (born 1969 in Almaty, Kazakhstan) is an award-winning contemporary artist who works mostly in multi-channel video, photography and mixed media installation. She lives and works in Germany and Kazakhstan. Her work has been featured internationally at the Sydney Biennale, Australia; the Venice Biennale; the Moscow Biennale, Russia; the Gangwon International Biennale, South Korea...

Friday, September 14th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#97: Antje Engelmann

Engelmann’s films, audio pieces, and performances question forms of narration and knowledge. Through every day experience and family history she connects the very personal with the bigger picture and challenges universal topics. To create a new context Engelmann tells multilayered stories by weaving direct documentation with found footage and staged ...

Friday, June 8th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#96: Philippe Parreno

Over the last 20 years, Philippe Parreno has redefined the experience of the exhibition exploring the possibilities beyond the presentation of single artworks. He conceives his exhibitions as choreographed spaces that follow a script where a series of events unfold. Parreno also questions the concept of authorship and has worked ...

Friday, May 25th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#95: Pauline Boudry | Renate Lorenz

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have been working together in Berlin since 2007. Their staged films and film installations often start with a song, a picture, a film or a script from the past. They produce performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living — indeed ...

Friday, April 20th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#94: Wolfgang Tillmans

It’s hard to find a superlative that hasn’t been used yet to describe Wolfgang Tillmans as artist and his photographic work. He is just the one and only. But not so many people know the Wolfgang also works with moving images. So we are extremely happy to welcome him showing us a selection of this part of his work!...

Friday, March 16th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#93: Klaus vom Bruch

We are looking forward to welcoming marvellous Klaus vom Bruch to celebrate with us the world premiere of „The Marshall McLuhan Project“...

Friday, February 16th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#92: Maya Schweizer

Maya Schweizer’s film works revolve around questions of history, identity, and memory connected to spaces and how we perceive them.  One of the main interests of the artist, who also works with photography and collage, is urban space as the interface between individual and collective action. This is where social ...

Friday, January 19th, 2018, 24:00 | midnight
#91: Pauline Curnier Jardin

Pauline Curnier Jardin’s eccentric and theatrical films reimagine historical events or characters through stylised and often improvised sequences. Beginning with existing phenomena – a sentiment, a historical or mythological figure, a site or an object – she elaborates their stories to explain their fundamental significance via symbolic or allegorical scenarios...

Friday, December 15th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#90: Gregor Hildebrandt on Pola Sieverding

From February 2017 onwards, KW Institute for Contemporary Art is organizing a series of monthly public talks in collaboration with various institutions and organizations located in Berlin. The series entitled "The Berlin Sessions" explores the fabric of cultural producers in the city. Within this series Videoart at Midnight invites in its issue #90 Gregor Hildebrandt to present Pola Sieverding...

Friday, November 24th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#89: Tobias Zielony

Tobias Zielony is internationally acclaimed as a photographer; we are delighted to welcome the artist presenting us a selection of his work in video and animated film. Zielony began filming with increasing regularity in 2008, and the medium has come to occupy a central place in his oeuvre. He first trained his lens on ...

Friday, October 13th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#88: Mario Rizzi

Mario Rizzi is an Italian artist and filmmaker living in Berlin. His films consider the notions of border, particularly in relation to issues of identity and belonging, and deal with the life of social outsiders, concentrating on collective memories and individual stories, often forgotten or untold. In the last 20 years his films and photographs were mainly focused on the Middle East and on the theme of migration...

Friday, September 8th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#87: Yuri Ancarani

Yuri Ancarani's works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art, and are the result of a research aimed to explore regions which are not visible in the daily life, realities in which the artist delves in first person...

Friday, June 16th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#86: Andy Graydon

Andy Graydon’s work explores the interstitial spaces between sound and video. His recordings and layered performances, which integrate diverse field recordings with electro-acoustic compositions, unhinge known sonic territories and open up environments that allow listeners to experience natural or found sound in new ways. Graydon claims a variety of influences ...

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