Videoart at Midnight
13.02.2018 - 16.02.2018
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VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT - AN OLAF STUBER TALK
FEBRUARY 13 AT 7 PM
GOETHE-INSTITUT BULGARIA, 1 BUDAPESHTA STR., SOFIA
Videoart at Midnight is an artists’ cinema project founded in 2008 by Olaf Stüber and Ivo Wessel. Once a month on a Friday always at Midnight the two art enthusiasts invite artists to show their works on the big screen of the legendary BABYLON film theatre in Berlin district Mitte. Free entry In English
The aim of the screening series is to give an insight into the current video art production of Berlin’s unique international art scene and to give artists working with film and video their own bright platform. Videoart at Midnight fills a gap in Berlin’s art world, which is well embraced by the artists – i.e. as much the big names as those we don’t have (yet) on our radar – and highly appreciated by the audience. Videoart at Midnight is a private, independent initiative. In a series featuring about six artworks per year, with a bigger number of published copies than common, Videoart at Midnight Edition is building up a collectable contemporary omnibus of artists’ films and video art installations – a unique anthology of a medium that is gaining more and more importance within contemporary art. Videoart at Midnight Edition is the outcome of a discussion with leading experts in the field of moving image art and all the artists that have been invited for the Videoart at Midnight screening series at the Babylon cinema in Berlin. Each selected artist choses a significant work of his/her oeuvre or produces a new one exclusively for Videoart at Midnight Edition. The work is solely available in this edition. Videoart at Midnight Edition is the result of an intense reflection on the art market convention of limitation vs. the artist’s and public’s interest of visibility and presence in a broader range of collections. Hence, Videoart at Midnight Edition simultaneously addresses the wish for a copyright and quality control and the need of doing justice to an endless reproducible medium.