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 ...

Friday, May 19th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#85: Agnieszka Polska

Misunderstandings or erroneous interpretations are all factors, which push art forward creating new values and posing new questions. An archive - as every living organism - is alive and subject to incessant change, forever multiplying images of itself. The elements negated and rejected during the process of archivisation, later appear as the dark matter of our subconsciousness - Agnieszka Polska ...

Friday, April 21st, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#84: Theo Eshetu

In his video installations, Theo Eshetu brings together his particular grappling with the formal grammatics of moving images (i.e., those of television) with themes from anthropology, such as the meaning and representation of rituals, symbols, and myths. Born in 1958, as the son of a Dutch mother and Ethiopian father in London, he lived for a long time in Ethiopia until he moved to Rome in 1982—his roots form a significant point of his work in which he often refers to a complicated network of cultures.

March 30th, 2017
The Monocle Travel Guide Series: Berlin
by Helena Kardová, Monocle

The Monocle Travel Guide Series- Berlin – a bit of promotion for Berlin, the art scene and Videoart at Midnight with Michel Auder (from 2:06)...

Friday, March 17th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#83: Simon Faithfull

Simon Faithfull’s coolly inquisitive, quietly intrepid, quixotically itinerant art subscribes to the belief that the journey is always more important than the destination. Travelling hopefully (and, as his name suggests, doggedly, unwaveringly, indefatigably), Faithfull’s projects often take the form of a journey; undertaken in the spirit of discovery, and rendered either as a realtime record or as a more extended travelogue.

Friday, February 10th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#82: Michel Auder

Companion of Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas Michel Auder was one of the first who bought the legendary Sony Portapak to discover a way of filmmaking without scripts and sets. He simply carried his camera around with him, adopting ‘the world as my set and people as my actors’. In the late 1960s and for most of the 1970s he lived in the Chelsea Hotel in New York with his wife, Susan Hoffmann, who was known to him and most others as ‘Viva’, the name that Andy Warhol had given her.

Friday, January 13th, 2017, 24:00 | midnight
#81: Hiwa K

Hiwa K's informal studies in his home town Sulaymaniyah (Kurdistan-Northern Iraq) were focused on European literature and philosophy, learnt from available books translated into Arabic. After moving to Germany in 1988, Hiwa K studied music; specifically he was a pupil of the Flamenco master Paco Peña. The repository of his references consists of stories told by family members and friends, found situations as well as everyday forms that are the products of pragmatics and necessity. He continuously critiques the art education system and the professionalization of art practice, as well as the myth of the individual artist.

Friday, December 9th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight
#80: Assaf Gruber

Assaf Gruber’s artistic practice, which encompasses and simultaneously deconstructs a variety of media, is both gestural and performative. It is a form of speech ­– a poetic manifestation of intimacy, the confession of a Beckettian author. Gruber’s simultaneously metaphorical and allegorical configurations in space are landscapes of thought, oscillating between anxiety ...

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