Präsentation mit Olaf Stüber
Videoart at Midnight is an artists’ cinema project 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.
Each night is dedicated to one artist. The artists are present. It is their night. They decisively determine what they are going to show. The artists often take the chance to celebrate premieres or to present works that were rarely shown before. They also stage live acts from time to time such as performances, concerts or lectures, accompanying the film and video presentations.
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.
Today media artworks are ubiquitous in the art world. However a significant part of these works require to be seen in a cinema, with its characteristic set of arrangements and conventions (Michel Foucault’s “dispositif”). Only the cinema setting offers the adequate conditions for the viewing of the entire work – from the beginning to the end. Only then, it becomes possible to trigger a discussion that reflects the artwork.
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. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.
FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater, Studio, Theater tri-bühne
Kulturareal „Unterm Turm“, Eberhardstraße 61, 70173 Stuttgart
U-Bahn / S-Bahn: Haltestelle Stadtmitte / Bus: Haltestelle Wilhelmsbau