Monday, October 30, 2017, 9 pm

Screening, followed by a discussion
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

So long good-bye (Hörfunk / Radio, Harun Farocki, WDR 3, 1978, 47 min)

Single. Eine Schallplatte wird produziert (Director: Harun Farocki, 1979, OV/EnS, 49 min)

Followed by a discussion with Antje Ehmann (artist and curator, Berlin) and Christine Lang (filmmaker, cultural scientist, and dramaturg, Berlin)

So long good-bye
: In Farock’s film, music plays neither an accompanying, nor a dramatic role, but rather appears as a space for observing production processes, much like how the image functions. So long good-bye (1978) is a radio feature by Harun Farocki for WDR, which documented the 18-hour production of a three-minute disco single at the Hansa studios in Berlin in April 1977, a single which was supposed to replicate the success of Boney M. and Donna Summer in the record shop shelves. Two years later, Farocki returned to the sound studio – now with a camera – to document the production of another piece of music for Single. Eine Schallplatte wird produziert (1979).

Single. Eine Schallplatte wird produziert: Harun Farocki observes and documents the recording of a three-minute-long pop song in a record studio. His interest in work processes is directed at the culture industry, in which music production is understood as a process based on the division of labor.

Admission: ticket (€ 7,50; members Arsenal and n.b.k.: € 5)

Harun Farocki Retrospective is a project by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in cooperation with Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., the Harun Farocki Institut, Harun Farocki GbR, silent green Kulturquartier, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, SAVVY Contemporary and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, as part of the Berlin Art Week, supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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