Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 8 pm
Überwachen und beraten

Screening, followed by a discussion with Nina Möntmann (Prof. Art Theory and History of Ideas, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm) and Sabeth Buchmann (Prof. History of Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin


Horst Grothus – Unternehmensberater (Hörfunk / Radio, WDR, 1975, 29 min)

Ein neues Produkt (Director: Harun Farocki, 2012, OV/EnS, 37 min)

Followed by a discussion with Nina Möntmann (Prof. Art Theory and History of Ideas, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm) and Sabeth Buchmann (Prof. History of Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)


The discussion
Horst Grothus – Unternehmensberater (1975), which was made for WDR radio, is a clear example of how early Harun Farocki became interested in questions around organizing and optimizing labor. The measuring and quantification of work processes that Farocki discusses with the author of “Motiviert, engagiert, produktiv“ (1972) and “Die totale vorbeugende Instandhaltung” (1974) went on to play an important role 40 years later in Ein neues Produkt (2012), an observation of Quickborn Team consultants at work.

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