Guido van der Werve's video piece, Nummer zeven, the clouds are more beautiful from above (2006), will be screened at Berlin's annual VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT (VAM) Festival on Saturday, December 15th. The event is free to attend, though space is limited.
Since VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT was founded in 2008, on 99 nights up to now, artists have seized the opportunity to show their film and video works outside of the usual exhibition context for once: at the cinema, on the big screen, before a big audience that views the entire work together, focused, and from beginning to end. In the ten years of its existence, the series has developed into an internationally renowned platform for artist films and video, highly appreciated not least by the artists living in Berlin. The 100th edition is a cause to celebrate— the anniversary, cinema, art, and of course the artists themselves.
At the center of the anniversary is a two-day artist film and video program at Kino Babylon in Berlin Mitte: 100 Artists—100 Films. The program kicks off on Friday night with the 100th edition of VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT with Ed Atkins. For the festival program on the following Saturday and Sunday, all of the artists who have been guests over the years are once again invited to show a new piece of work or one that is particularly important to them. Many of them will be attending in person and presenting their work to the audience.