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White Night Insomnia at Mediamatic

An event inspired by the White Nights occurring in northern countries at the end of June, when it never gets dark. This natural phenomenon influences the mind, changing perception of our most basic categories as DAY and NIGHT, sleeping and being awake.

White Night Insomnia was curated by Irina Birger (Inhalexhale) and ThankEve's Katja Sokolova in cooperation with Mediamatic

The event took place at Mediamatic, Amsterdam, on Friday, 30 June  2006. The program was as follows:

21.00 - 24.00
A special insomnia video program curated by Maria Korosteleva from St. Petersburg with works by Viktor Alimpiev, Vladimir Bystrov, Factory of Found Clothes (Gluklya & Zaplya), Elena Nasanen, Pekka Sassi, Alli Savolainen.

22.30 - 24.00
Insomnia Room by Irina Birger. Photo set where you can have your picture taken, dressed in sleeping clothes.

Insomnia Party
23.00 - 23.10 speedpunk concert by Rene SG (to keep you awake)
24.00- late VJ Brian McKenna, DJ Disco Machina.

Dress-code: pyjamas from your closet.

The video program was also to be seen on July 1 and 2, from 13.00 - 18.00 hrs.