Apr 19, 2016

Berlinische Galerie presents Videoart at Midnight

we are very pleased to announce that on the occasion of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2016

Berlinische Galerie 
Museum of Modern Art | Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur 
invites
Videoart at Midnight!


Exhibition: Saturday, Apr 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2016, 10 am to 6 pm

Opening: Saturday, Apr 30th, 12:00 | noon

Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin

(Eintritt frei | admission free) 















Dr. Thomas Köhler, Director of the Berlinische Galerie and Olaf Stüber will present the opening ceremony on April 30th at 12pm | noon. 


Since 2012 the Berlinische Galerie has been acquiring the Videoart at Midnight Edition for its collection. To mark Gallery Weekend 2016, the Berlinische Galerie now presents Videoart at Midnight, using the IBB Video Space to screen a versatile selection of those high-calibre works from the collection - in particular:

Sven Johne, Greatest Show on Earth (Excerpt), 2011
Martin Skauen, Slideshow Johnny, Waterproof, 2013
Mathilde ter Heijne, Lament, Song for Transitions 2014
Erik Schmidt, Parking, 2001

Marcel Odenbach, Im Schiffbruch nicht schwimmen können (Foundering, and You Can’t Swim), 2011
Antje Majewski, Nest, 2012
Armin Linke, Nuclear Voyage 2008

The works will be screened in a looping program of one hour from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday May 1st. 

Wir freuen uns Euch zu sehen | we are looking forward to seeing you

Herzliche Grüße | best regards
Ivo Wessel, Olaf Stüber


Mar 28, 2016

#74: Dafna Maimon

Friday, Apr 15th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight
(Eintritt frei | admission free)
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall 




We are very happy to welcome Dafna Maimon with

Trailer Conglomerate, 2016, 2 min
Waiting to Act , 2010, 16 min
Orient Express, 2014, 6 min
Discipline Aid Attempt No 1, 2008, 11 min
The She The Same, 2014, 20 min

Dafna Maimon’s work constitutes an exploration of small-scale communities that challenge stereotypical constructions. Mainly cinematic and performative, her work focuses on understanding and studying the unclear limits of identity, the body and human emotional landscapes. The crew around a movie project, her closest family, a crowd of close friends in the art-world of a city or a Bonobo tribe are all possible groups she uses to research different modern traumas and conceptualizations of both pain and happiness. These communities are taken as an object of study, but simultaneously they form the structural elements of the projects with which she rehearses economic affect based systems and other paths of socialization. Dafna Maimon (FI, 1982) is an artist based in Berlin. Maimon has shown her work in institutions and art spaces such as Kunst-Werke (Berlin), PS1 Moma (New York), Centre for Contemporary Arts Uzajdowski Castle (Warsaw), Lilith Performance Studio (Malmö), Based in Berlin, Crikoteka, Tadeusz Kantor Center (Krakau), HAU 2 (Berlin), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, W139 (Amsterdam), 1646 (The Hague), Project Native Informant (London) New Orleans Film Society with Deltaworkers (New Orleans) and Le Magasin (Grenoble). She has been artist in resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin 2015), IASPIS (Stockholm 2014), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NYC 2012) and Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, (Maine 2008).

Maimon studied in Amsterdam and holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and an MFA from The Sandberg Institute.

Wir freuen uns Euch zu sehen | we are looking forward to seeing you

Herzliche Grüße | best regards
Ivo Wessel, Olaf Stüber

http://www.videoart-at-midnight.info http://www.facebook.com/videoartatmidnight

Mar 4, 2016

#73: Jeremy Shaw

Friday, Mar 18th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight 

BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 


























With Jeremy Shaw we welcome again an outstanding Berlin based artist! Shaw works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experienceOften combining and amplifying strategies from the realms of conceptual art, ethnographic film, music video, mystical and scientific research, Shaw proposes a post-documentary space in which disparate ideals, belief-systems and narration are put into crisis. 

Introduction to The Memory Personality, 2012 12:36 min
Part clandestine guided-hypnosis tape, part pseudo-psychoanalytical video questionnaire, Introduction to The Memory Personality sucks the viewer into a persuasive single-point-perspective on human consciousness and memory.  Created specifically for the One on One exhibition at KW, Berlin, in 2012, (in which all works were made to only be viewed by one person at a time), the video’s VHS aesthetic serves as a leveling platform for an alchemical mix of neuroscience, motion-graphics, first-person POV, mind manipulation techniques, found footage collages and ominous narration recalling vague moments from your real or imagined past. Introduction to The Memory Personality assumes the role of thrift shop dollar-bin curio brought home, viewed, and lodged permanently somewhere in the back of your psyche.

Quickeners, 2014, 36:54 min
Set 500 years in the future, Quickeners tells the story of Human Atavism Syndrome (H.A.S.), an obscure disorder afflicting a tiny portion of the Quantum Human population to desire and feel as their Human Being predecessors once did. A species wirelessly interconnected to The Hive, Quantum Humans have evolved to operate solely on pure rational thought and they have achieved immortality. Quickeners is set against a cinéma vérité aesthetic, reworking archival documentary footage from a gathering of Pentecostal Christian snake handlers to illustrate the story. As the film unfolds, an authoritative Quantum Human narrator comments on what we witness: indecipherable testimonials, sermons, songs, prayers, convulsive dancing, speaking-in-tongues, serpent handling, and ecstatic states that Quantum Humans define as “Quickening”.

Jeremy Shaw
Jeremy Shaw has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, US, Schinkel Pavillon, DE, and MOCCA, CA, and been featured in group exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum, NE, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, DE, and Palais de Tokyo, FR. He is represented by KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin. 

Feb 2, 2016

#72: Shahram Entekhabi and Yasaman Pishvaei

Friday, Feb 19th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 





After the Islamic revolution in 1979 the young contemporary art scene in Iran has developed beyond what was considered compatible with the new Islamic order. But right now - despite continuing limitations - the Iranian art scene is flourishing, all signs in the middle east art scene seem to point to Tehran. We haven’t been there yet. But Shahram Entekhabi - certainly not an unknown in Berlin’s art scene - and his colleague Yasaman Pishvaei who produced their new film in Teheran within the last months are telling interesting things about Tehran’s art scene.

Jan 5, 2016

#71: Christian Falsnaes

Friday, Jan 29th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight

BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)






The exhibition of the Preis der Nationalgalerie in Berlin just closed - now we are very happy to start our Videoart at Midnight program with Christian Falsnaes’

There and Back Now (around 45 min)

Nov 28, 2015

#70: John Bock

Friday, Dec 11th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)



As conclusion of this year’s program we are delighted to present an exuberant clash of filmlive concert and performance

Nov 19, 2015

#69: Stefan Zeyen's ABOUT CONTEMPT

Friday, Nov 27th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight

BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)























We are looking forward to welcome Stefan Zeyen with: 

Abou Contempt
2015, 103 min, 4K, stereo

Oct 2, 2015

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes Videoart at Midnight

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes Videoart at Midnight in DC:
Thursday October 15, 2015, 6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium with Ulu Braun and Olaf Stüber



















Olaf Stüber, a leading proponent of moving-image art in Germany, is co-founder of the monthly showcase Videoart at Midnight. A cult event among Berlin art enthusiasts, it invites artists to present their work in a free and open forum that welcomes not only video but performance and conversation. After introducing this program, Stüber will be joined by Ulu Braun, an artist who has been featured in Berlin. Samples from Braun’s extravagantly animated oeuvre will be presented as part of the Museum’s fall focus on Surrealism. Selections will include digital versions of exquisite corpses, in which Braun and other artists create collaborative works by building sequentially on each other’s contributions.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Washington.


Your Skin Makes Me Cry: Reception and Film Installations

With Olaf Stüber and Ulu Braun
Thursday, October 15, 9 – 11 pm
RSVP to www.goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com.

Oct 1, 2015

#68: Amie Siegel

Friday, Oct 23rd, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)


Amie Siegel, The Architects, 2014, HD video, color, sound (still).
Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture. Image courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

















We are very much looking forward to welcome Amie Siegel, who will be back in town to premiere a new work for the exhibition Wohnungsfrage at the HKW. For Videoart at Midnight she selected The Architects (2014), one of her very recent works. followed by The Sleepers (1999) an earlier  work shot on 16 mm.

Aug 16, 2015

#67: Shingo Yoshida

Friday, Sep 18th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight

BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)


























we start our fall program with Shingo Yoshia, an outstanding artist, we first met at Based in Berlin in 2011. We are very happy to celebrate with Yoshida, who just came back from Sebiria, the premiere of his latest film:

The end of day and beginning of the world
Siberia-Chukotka, Russia 2015, 4K video, color, sound, 16:9, 20 min.

Jun 11, 2015

#66: Filipa César

Friday, Jun 26th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)























We are very happy to welcome Filipa César who will give us an insight in her ouevre in showing us a a selection of her mesmerizing artist films!

May 20, 2015

#65: Erik Bünger

Friday, May 29th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 



accompanying the show "Re-discovery: Peter Rose, Erik Bünger and Katarina Zdjelar“ curated by Inke Arns at AUTOCENTER we are very happy to welcome Erik Bünger with his live lecture performance The Girl Who Never Was.

Apr 1, 2015

#64: Dani Gal

Friday, April 24th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)























We are delighted to welcome Dani Gal with two fantastic works. The first one will be accompanied by the pianist Andreas Schulz, the other will have it’s world premiere within our format:

Mar 21, 2015

#63: Ulu Braun

Friday, March 27th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 




Introducing Ulu Braun to Berlin would mean 'carrying coals to Newcastle'. The art crowd knows him as winner of the Berlin Art Prize 2014 or the German short film prize for “Best Experimental Film” (2013) or is just proud to have him as friend. But just a few had the chance to get such a high quality overview of his best works. We are very happy to welcome Ulu Braun

Jan 31, 2015

#62: Chto Delat?

Friday, February 27th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)










After Chto Delat?’s exhibition opening at KOW, Brunnenstraße 9, from 7 - 10 pm, we are very delighted to welcome the artists at midnight to show three films of their outstanding work:  

Jan 12, 2015

#61: Yael Bartana

Friday, January 30th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)





PARDES (Orchard), Video, 2014


Dec 20, 2014

Thanks for 2014

Thanks for a thrilling 2014 to all our friends and especially to our guests

Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, Phil Collins, Marcel Odenbach, Anri Sala, Guido van der Werve, Julieta Aranda, Sven Johne, Vibeke Tandberg, Isabell Heimerdinger and Safi Snyper.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!
We start January 30th with Yael Bartana 

Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year
Ivo and Olaf 




Dec 16, 2014

Bpigs recommends!

Nov 28, 2014

#60: Safy SNIPER

Friday, Dec 19th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)






















We welcome you to our special kind of Christmas concert:

Assaf Etiel aka Safy SNIPER presents „Star Search & Destroy" featuring Cem Oral aka Jammin' Unit.


Nov 20, 2014

Oct 19, 2014

#59: Isabell Heimerdinger

Friday, Nov 21st, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)




















We are very proud to premiere Isabell Heimerdinger's Beijing Trilogy as an ensemble. Shot over the course of three years, the films capture the visually rich and emotionally complex essence of China's capital city.

Oct 16, 2014

DISTANZ Verlag: Cee Cee Berlin


please find Videoart at Midnight on page 249
further information: DISTANZ Verlag: Cee Cee Berlin 

Sep 23, 2014

#58: Vibeke Tandberg

Friday, Oct 17th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)





























We are very delighted to welcome Vibeke Tandberg to celebrate the world premiere of her two new films:

Sep 17, 2014

Jul 16, 2014

#57: Sven Johne

Friday, Sep 19th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight 
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall 
(Eintritt frei | admission free)



We are very delighted to welcome Sven Johne to celebrate with him, you and all participants in the films the cast & crew premieres of 

Jun 2, 2014

#56: Julieta Aranda

Friday, Jun 20th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight 
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall 
(Eintritt frei | admission free)







We are very proud to screen two films by Julieta Aranda. First we will show a modified version of her 8th Berlin Biennale film - shown as part of the installation Stealing one's own corpse (An alternative set of footholds for an ascent into dark) at KW Institute for Contemporary Art - accompanied with a live concert in collaboration with Tisha Mukarji!

In addition, we will also screen Notes for a time/bank (2012) - a film she made for dOCUMENTA 13.

Julieta Aranda will be present.

Apr 14, 2014

#55: Guido van der Werve

Friday, May 16th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight 
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall 
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 




Nummer veertien, home, 4k video, 54 min, Greece, Holland, Germany, Egypt, India, France 2012

Nummer veertien, home, a multilayered and complex film, the structure of which is based on that of a classical Requiem: three movements and twelve acts. The film poetically interweaves tales of Alexander the Great, the death of Frédéric Chopin, and van der Werve’s own personal narrative. When Chopin died in Paris, his sister vowed to fulfill the composer’s wish of bringing his heart back to his native land of Poland; she succeeded in smuggling his heart out of France and carried it to Warsaw where it was interred in the Church of the Holy Cross.

For Nummer veertien, home, Van der Werve performed a 1,000-mile triathlon (swimming, biking, and running) from Warsaw to Paris – seven times the length of the Ironman Triathlon – retracing the path that Chopin’s heart travelled to its final burial place. 

Nummer veertien, home explores themes common to van der Werve’s work, such as physical endurance, man’s struggle with nature, the crossover between history and geography, melancholy and the solitary – all presented in van der Werve’s surreal and deadpan sensibility. 

http://nymag.com/arts/art/reviews/nummer-veertien-home-saltz-2012-10/

Mar 20, 2014

#54: Anri Sala

Friday, Apr 11th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)



'1395 Days without Red: A film by Anri Sala in collaboration with Liria Begeja. From a project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala 
in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers‘. Production Photo © Milomir Kovačevic Strani


Long Sorrow, 2005, 12:57 min
Answer Me, 2008,  4:51 min
Tlatelolco Clash, 2011, 11:49 min
1395 Days without Red, 2011, 43:46 min

We are very delighted to welcome Anri Sala one of the outstanding artists of our time who came to prominence for videos and films mining his personal experience to reflect on the social and political change taking place in his native Albania.

Mar 19, 2014

vernisage.tv

Marcel Odenbach at Videoart at Midnight - an interview on vernissage.tv



Feb 13, 2014

#53: Marcel Odenbach

Friday, March 14th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 

Marcel Odenbach 'Im Schiffbruch nicht schwimmen können'
© Marcel Odenbach, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne


Gespräch zwischen Ost und West, mit Gabor Body, 1978 schw/w Ton 3:40min
In stillen Teichen lauern Krokodile, 2002/04, Farbe, Ton  31:20 min
Disturbed Places, 2007, Farbe, Ton  34min
Im Kreise drehen, 2009, Farbe, Ton  15:50 min
Im Schiffbruch nicht Schwimmen können, 2011, Farbe, Ton  8:15min

We are very proud to welcome Marcel Odenbach, one of the pioneers and important exponents of German video art.