Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 9 pm
Huillet / Straub (2)

Screening, followed by a discussion with Rembert Hüser (Prof. Media Studies, Goethe University Frankfurtam Main) and Barton Byg (founding director DEFA Film Library, University of Massachussetts, Amherst)
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin


Klassenverhältnisse (Director: Danèle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, 1984, 126 min)

Followed by a discussion with Rembert Hüser (Prof. Media Studies, Goethe University Frankfurtam Main) and Barton Byg (founding director DEFA Film Library, University of Massachussetts, Amherst)


There are numerous reasons why it’s the film
Klassenverhältnisse (1984) by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet in particular in which Farocki appeared as an actor in front of the camera. The film is about working relationships, which are analyzed by Straub/Huillet based on the literary model of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika”. The focus here is on the highly detailed creation of a film image that doesn’t follow the traditions of Hollywood cinema, but rather makes use of its own form of narrative cinema. Working with Straub/Huillet enabled Farocki to dedicate himself to the format of narrative cinema following his image agitation work of the 70s. We thus see Farocki as a non-professional actor and documentarian alongside the acting performance of Mario Adorf.Huillet / Straub (2)

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