Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7 pm
Bilderschatz (1)

Screening, followed by a discussion with Michael Baute (film theorist and author, Berlin) and Jörg Becker (film theorist and author, Berlin)
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin


Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (Director: Harun Farocki, 1995, OV/EnS, 36 min)

Der Ausdruck der Hände (Director: Harun Farocki, 1997, OV/EnS, 30 min)

Followed by a discussion with Michael Baute (film theorist and author, Berlin) and Jörg Becker (film theorist and author, Berlin)


Back in the 1970s, Farocki had envisaged a “library of images” that would be organized like a public library and would make available documentary material as “visual prints.” In the 1990s, he returned to this idea and made three films dedicated to it. In Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik, he traces the use of one of cinema’s first topoi, the factory gate, throughout film history. With academics specialized in the media, he sought hermeneutic processes or technical processes based on algorithms for sorting and addressing images. Alongside Der
Ausdruck der Hände (1997), the film Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik forms an entry in the fictional dictionary of filmic prints.

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