Monday, November 20, 2017, 8 pm
Bilder sehen lernen

Screening, followed by a discussion with Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin) and Ute Holl (Prof. Media Studies, University Basel)
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin


Auvico (Spot 1) (Director: Hartmut Bitomsky, Harun Farocki, 1972, 10 min)

Schlagworte – Schlagbilder. Ein Gespräch mit Vilém Flusser (Director: Harun Farocki, 1986, 13 min)

Die Teilung aller Tage (Short version, Director: Hartmut Bitomsky, Harun Farocki, 1970, OV/EnS, 33 min)

Followed by a discussion with Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin) and Ute Holl (Prof. Media Studies, University Basel)


Auvico (Spot 1)
: With their “audiovisual codes” (AUVICO for short), Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki conceived a multi-episodic didactic series to teach the conventions and codes of film language. They pursued their idea of knowledge production by creating individual contexts and corresponding processes of cognition. In the end, the series was not made. Two of the prototype spots are are being screened for the first time.

Schlagworte – Schlagbilder. Ein Gespräch mit Vilém Flusser: A conversation in a café between Harun Farocki and Vilém Flusser about the design of the Bild Zeitung’s front page. 

Die Teilung aller Tage: This educational film about the political economy sheds light on the mechanisms of exploitation in capitalism. A worker on the conveyor belt at a lightbulb factory makes a profit for the factory owner: “We're creating wealth” . “But it is his wealth.” The model situations are staged in a Brechtian manner and after the screenings Farocki discusses the film in classes and “red cells.”

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


The
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.

For more information see
www.harunfarockiretrospektive.org