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March 29th, 2013
Videoart at Midnight Edition goes Oberhausen

The 59th International Short Film Festival invited “Videoart at Midnight Edition” to present it’s recent issues within the market section of the festival: Nuclear Voyage, Armin Linke, IT, 2008, 10’30” FRI, 3. May, Studio, 19.00 Kiss, Melanie Manchot, GB, 2009, 10’30” SAT, 4. May, Studio 19.00 Parking, Erik Schmidt, GE, ...

Friday, April 12th, 2013, 24:00 | midnight
# 44: Annika Eriksson

Annika Eriksson’s latest three works are realized as an ongoing dialogue with times of transition, here explored both through moments of resistance and passivity. In the realizations of these works, Eriksson has used Berlin, where she lives and works, as a point of departure.

March 1st, 2013
OFF SPACES & SITES: Außergewöhnliche Ausstellungsorte abseits des etablierten Kunstmarkts
by Julia Brodauf, Lena Hartmann, Ulrich J. C. Harz, Alexandra Wendorf, Stefanie Zobel, GKS-Fachverlag für den Kunstmarkt

Die Kunst erobert ganz neue Räume. Immer mehr Künstler entdecken für sich ganz ungewöhnliche Orte zur Inszenierung ihrer Kunst, auch Off Spaces oder Sites genannt. Ob Bunker oder Bar, alte Gefängnisse oder umgebaute Zollhäuschen, stillgelegte Supermärkte oder Kirchen, an solchen Szene-Locations erregen Ausstellungen mehr Aufmerksamkeit bei oft geringeren Investitionen. Es ...

Friday, March 8th, 2013, 24:00 | midnight
#43: Martin Skauen

Martin Skauen’s Slideshow Johnny is a portrait episode of an experimental outsider artist, dedicated to the bone, highly influenced by personal issues. Alternating between beat poetry, comedy and with a surreal, dark and poetic sensibility, the series of acts diverse in tone and subject matter.

February 21st, 2013
Aus dem Reich der Toten
by Jens Hinrichsen, monopol-magagazin.de

Hitchcock in den Fingerspitzen: Douglas Gordon reinszeniert „Vertigo“ ohne Schauspieler, nur mit einem Dirigenten und einem Orchester. Am Freitag um 24 Uhr wird „Feature Film“ im Rahmen der Reihe Videoart at Midnight – ein Projekt von Olaf Stüber und Ivo Wessel – gezeigt. Douglas Gordon wird bei der Aufführung im ...

Friday, February 22nd, 2013, 24:00 | midnight
#42: Douglas Gordon

In 1999, four giants clashed with each other: There is Alfred Hitchcock’s film classic “Vertigo” from 1958 and its legendary composer Bernhard Herrmann. Hermann became world-famous through numerous films – not least through Hitchcock’s “Psycho”. There is James Conlon, one of today’s greatest conductors as leader of the Los Angeles Opera Company’s orchestra. And there is the young artist Douglas Gordon.

February 6th, 2013
Interview Videoart at Midnight
by Julia Sökeland, faz.net

Seit vier Jahren zeigen Olaf Stüber und Ivo Wessel Videokunst im Kino Babylon in Berlin. Einmal im Monat an einem Freitag, immer um Mitternacht. Im letzten Jahr waren die beiden Documenta-Teilnehmer Omer Fast und Clemens von Wedemeyer zu sehen. Im Januar diesen Jahres ist Harun Farocki zu Gast und im Februar ...

January 18th, 2013
Im Kino Babylon wird Videokunst um Mitternacht gezeigt
by Vinzenz Weidner, Tagesspiegel

Er ist einer der wichtigsten politischen Essayfilmer: Harun Farocki gastiert bei der Videokunstreihe “Videoart at Midnight” im Babylon und holt damit die Videokunst aus den Ausstellungsräumen. Glockenschlag Mitternacht, aber die pulsierende Hauptstadt möchte nicht schlafen. Ob man in den Cafés oder Bars bei Kerzenschein sitzt oder sich auf traumwandlerische Erkundungsreisen ...

Harun Farocki gastiert bei “Videoart at Midnight”
by Vinzenz Weidner

Er ist einer der wichtigsten politischen Essayfilmer: Harun Farocki gastiert bei der Videokunstreihe “Videoart at Midnight” im Babylon und holt damit die Videokunst aus den Ausstellungsräumen. Glockenschlag Mitternacht, aber die pulsierende Hauptstadt möchte nicht schlafen. Ob man in den Cafés oder Bars bei Kerzenschein sitzt oder sich auf traumwandlerische Erkundungsreisen ...

Friday, January 25th, 2013, 24:00 | midnight
#41: Harun Farocki

In four film essays Ernste Spiele I-IV Farocki documents training methods at United States military facilities. Farocki juxtaposes footage filmed at the respective trainings centers, with sequences from computer simulations used in the training there.

Friday, December 14th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#40: Rebecca Ann Tess

Rebecca Ann Tess' practice is mainly based in the field of video and found footage imagery. Topics of interest have recently been queer theory as well as film and television history.

Friday, November 16th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#39: Bettina Nürnberg & Dirk Peuker

Bettina Nürnberg and Dirk Peuker present Flat Roofs for Mussolini, The American Houses and Zement

Friday, September 14th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#38: Armin Linke

Armin Linke's Alpi is the result of seven years of research on contemporary perceptions of the landscape of the Alps, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations and spanning the territories of four languages.

Friday, September 14th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#37: Clemens von Wedemeyer

Clemens von Wedemeyer has developed a sculptural openair cinema at the border of the old city of Mardin, overlooking the Mesopotamian plain. hereas the front of Wedemeyers‘ double sided screen construction serves for film projections at night, the back of the screen functions as a mirror, reflecting the afternoon sun down to valley.

Friday, August 24th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#36: Keren Cytter

For Vengeance, a seven-part video narrative epic, Keren Cytter takes her own currently changing life situation as inspiration. Having recently moved to New York, Cytter adopted the US TV- platform of the “daily soap” as a structural format to processes classic themes of drama in personal relationships: love, envy, betrayal, and vengeance.

Friday, June 15th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#35: Christian Jankowski

Christian Jankowski's work consists of performative interactions between himself and non-art professionals, between contemporary art and the so-called ‘world outside of art’. During the course of his artistic career, Jankowski has collaborated with magicians, politicians, news anchors, and members of the Vatican, to name just a few. Jankowski registers these performative collaborations using the mass media formats in which he stages his work - film, photography, television, newspapers.

Friday, May 11th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#34: Melanie Manchot

Melanie Manchot’s practice is often looking at the individual in relation to cultural and social conditions as well as to public space. Situated at the threshold between the documentary and staged events the work frequently involves the participation of strangers and articulates modes of individual and collective experiences and relations.

Friday, April 20th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#33: Manuel Graf

In his computer-animated videos, Manuel Graf presents condensed versions of philosophical stories about time as a nonlinear continuum within which stages of development and innovations can be fast-forwarded and rewound. He camouflages complexity with naïve illustrations and technical perfection with analogue formats, such as his former teacher’s lecture.

Friday, March 16th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#32: Ming Wong

Ming Wong presents in a one-night-only screening his "Italian works" shot on location in Venice and Naples: Life & Death in Venice and Devo partire. Domani. Wong is performing life at the grand piano.

Friday, February 17th, 2012, 24:00 | midnight
#31: Omer Fast

In his work as a filmmaker, Omer Fast defines a new relationship between reality and fiction. He is interested in exploring the construction of narratives, in particular how stories change when told from different perspectives. Many of his recent works examine the shifting boundaries of modern conflict through the personal stories of those involved.

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