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) 




We are very much looking forward to celebrating the world premiere of Shahram Entekhabi and Yasaman Pishvaei's

Breakfast with Dinosaurs
Teheran 2016, 48:00 min

Breakfast with Dinosaurs is focused on a social dimension: living in a megapolis city, Tehran and the different social manifestations of the contemporary Iranian society. The film shows the binary opposition of "inside" and “outside" life; The contrast between the inner life inside private homes/empty spaces and the restless fast and crowded awareness of the outer space. It uses the conversations/interviews with the taxi drivers in the city as a link or an intermediate stage between these two entities.(It is very common for private cars to take passengers along the way to be able to survive in Tehran.) These conversations/ true stories are brought into play as a way of "mapping" the city, based on the life experiences of the chauffeurs.The abstract, performative actions of a female character, poetically expressing deprivation, abandonment, melancholy and the sense of victimhood adds a mysterious third layer to the film.

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. 

Jan 20, 2014

#52: Phil Collins

Friday, Feb 7th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free) 




This Unfortunate Thing Between Us (TUTBU) is an alternative shopping channel selling real life experiences in place of the standard fare of cheap jewellery, lawnmowers and fitness equipment. Viewers are offered the chance to buy an experience and enact it live on stage the following night. First performed in Berlin over two consecutive evenings at Hebbel am Ufer Theatre, the programme was broadcast live on German television, temporarily transforming ZDFkultur into TUTBU.TV.

Dec 23, 2013

#51: The Seminar 'Militant Examination'

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



Tuesday is on Friday - Alice Creischer's and Andreas Siekmann's seminar 'Militant Investigation' of the Masters course Space Strategies, Berlin Weißensee School of Art will take place within the frame of Videoart at Midnight.

Participants:
Sonja Hornung, Selina Lampe, Yukiko Nagakura, Laura Engelhardt, Alex Head, Eva Pandulova, Jenny Marlene Vollmer, Erkin Go, Lerato Shadi, Eva Giannakopoulou, Alejandro Strus, Julia Masagão, Imma Harms, Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann.

Nov 21, 2013

#50: Hito Steyerl and 5th anniversary party

Friday, Dec 20th, 2013, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)






wir freuen uns Hito Steyerl als unseren 50sten Gast zu haben | we are delighted to have Hito Steyerl as our 50th guest showing