UPCOMING — 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-89. 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]

Friday, November 15th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#109: Ari Benjamin Meyers

We look forward to welcoming Ari Benjamin Meyers with his film portraits "Four Liverpool Musicians" which he created for the Liverpool Biennial 2018. The films reference the subjects’ personal histories and tell Liverpool’s musical history, representing its major musical movements while at the same time relating back to the city’s industrial past. The work was premiered and exhibited on the stage of the Playhouse Theatre and now edited especially for Videoart at Midnight. [read on]

Friday, October 11th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#108: Ina Wudtke

Ina Wudtke’s work questions hegemonic political discourses. It strenghtens counter-discourses on themes such as gender, work and housing. At Videoart at Midnight Ina Wudtke presents a wide selection of videos spanning from A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (RMX.) from 2006 to recent works, such as the ongoing series Agitkas (2017-2019) [read on]

Friday, September 20th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#107: Monira Al Qadiri

Beginning our fall season, Monira Al Qadiri presents a program of moving-image works centered on transnational narratives emanating from the Persian Gulf. A Kuwaiti artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan, Al Qadiri adopts a range of imaginative strategies to explore histories both personal and political. Arab soap operas, Gulf War–era images of burning Kuwaiti oil fields, traditional elegiac songs, and science fiction all figure in her astutely shape-shifting work, which foregrounds networks of capital and labor. Dark humor and melancholy alternatively drive the artist’s speculative, uncanny scenarios, which simultaneously look back at and probe possible futures for petrocultures and global political networks. [read on]

Friday, August 23rd, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
Summer Special: BPA// Berlin program for artists

We are happy to announce our first summer special within 10 years – not a solo presentation but a program – a cooperation with the Berlin program for artists. BPA was initiated by Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny and Willem Rooij in 2016. It facilitates exchange between emerging and experienced Berlin-based artists, through coordinated studio visits and meetings. The VAM summer special program is curated by Bertrand Flanet, one of the 2019 BPA [read on]

Friday, June 14th, 2019, 24:00 | midnight
#106: Lucy Beech

Lucy Beech’s videos utilise a seamless yet slippery blend of documentary and fiction. The works on show as part of Video Art at Midnight explore the agency of reproductive relations; the commercialisation of feeling and experiences of the body as an alien place to be. [read on]

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

The Berlin-based artist, composer, and theorist Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag (b. 1965 in Lübeck, Germany) associates the fine arts, new music, and media aesthetics in his artwork, which is usually of installative nature. Videoart at Midnight's cinema setting will be an exceptional performance of is work. [read on]

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. [read on]

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