An ode to the night in video art
The night sets you free and lets you connect; on the dancefloor you can lose yourself in the music and the collective ecstasy and find love and friendship. The night, that’s when it happens.
But nightlife has also supercharged all kinds of developments in art, fashion and society. Around the world, nightclubs are a haven for freedom and solidarity, for experiment and self-expression. And so a huge inspiration to video artists.
The nights are long in winter, so we offer an ode to the night in video art. Videos with electrifying soundtracks like The Krazy House by Rineke Dijkstra. She filmed young people, their vulnerability in full display, dancing to their favourite tracks at a Liverpool club. In Critical Mass: Pure Immanence artist Anne de Vries captures the overwhelming experience of a massive dance event where the individual becomes totally absorbed in a crowd of thousands.
Experience The Rhythm of the Night and feel the beat like you’re on the dancefloor.