Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10 am
Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy

Curated by the Harun Farocki Institut
Venue: Silent Green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin

Within the framework of the three month Harun Farocki Retrospective shown in Berlin an educational-performative platform will be established at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and at silent green Kulturquartier from October 18 to 21, 2017. During four days Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy will serve as a forum for workshops, presentations, and debates which explore the contemporary relevance of Harun Farocki’s work and thought, placing it in new contexts and activating its productive potential. Six study groups from colleges, universities and self-organized institutes from Alexandria, Berlin, Jakarta, Philadelphia, and Potsdam will present their months-long research extending from Farocki’s work in the broad or narrow sense.

The academy will be held in English.
Free admission.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7 pm
Accessing Images. Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy
Opening event with contributions by Kodwo Eshun (London), Laura Mulvey (London), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Berlin),and Susan Schuppli (London), moderated by Sven Lütticken (Utrecht).
Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Thursday, October 19 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy
Venue: silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10 am – 1 pm: Building Blocks
Project by the DFFB − Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. With Michael Baute, Vivien Kristin Buchhorn, Julia Katharina Milz, and Ewelina Aleksandra Rosinska.

2.30 – 5.30 pm:
Reality would have to begin. Speaking about Farocki
Discussion curated by MASS Alexandria/Egypt.
With Asmaa Barakat, Marianne Fahmy, Assem A. Hendawi, Ash Moniz, Nadia Mounier (aus der Ferne), und Nardeen Nabil, moderiert von Berit Schuck, and Bassam El Baroni.

7.30 pm:
Discussion with members of the Harun Farocki Institut and Sven Lütticken

Friday, October 20, 2017

10 am – 1 pm: PiL Politicizing image Ltd.
Project by members of the Institut ruangrupa, Forum Lenteng, OK.Video, Lab Laba-Laba and 69 Performance Club, Jakarta/Indonesia. With Farid Rakun (Institut ruangrupa), Abi Rama (Forum Lenteng/69 Performance Club), Raslene (Lab Laba-Laba), and Anggraeni Dwi Widhiasih (Koperasi Riset Purusha/Forum Lenteng)

2.30 – 5.30 pm:
Project by the study program „European Media Studies“ of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam/University of Potsdam. With Jan Distelmeyer, Pune Djalilehvand, Daniel Franz, Morgana Karch, Victoria Kuo, Daniel Paschen, Judith Pietreck, and Endi Tupja.

7.30 pm:
Borders: After Farocki / Ehmann’s ‘Labour in a Single Shot’
Projects by students of the Temple University Film & Media Arts MFA Program, Philadelphia/USA
With Peter d’Agostino, Nora M. Alter, Madeleine Bishop, Jonas Denzel, Sarah Drury, Samantha Heth, Gabriella Gungon Lopez, Althea Mengxi Rao, and Sonali Udaybabu.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10am – 1 pm: LARP: Brand New Island
Live Action Role Play with students of the Lensbased Class at the Berlin University of the Arts.
With Viktor Bone, Josh Crowle, Charlotte Eifler, Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Tania Ilishenko, Jonathan Jung, Laura Katzauer, Peter Kirk, Adrian Knuppertz, Can Kurucu, Magdalena Mitterhofer, Bruno Siegrist, Soma Sohrabi, Hito Steyerl, Mizu Sugai, Mario Udzenija, and Andres Villarreal

2.30 pm:
Desktop Intervention
by Kevin B. Lee (Paris)

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. The academy is supported by: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, European Media Studies – University of Applied Sciences Potsdam/Potsdam University, Goethe Institute, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Mass Alexandria, Mophradat, Temple University’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.

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