Sunday, November 26, 2017, 8 pm
Arbeiten: Beim Fernsehen

Screening, followed by a discussion with Werner Dütsch (film producer, Cologne)
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

Faroqhi dreht (Director: Irena Vrkljan, 1967, 14 min)

Auvico (Directors: Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky, 1970, 10 min)

Remember Tomorrow Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life (Director: Harun Farocki, 1972, OV/EnS, 12 min)

Moderatoren im Fernsehen (Director: Harun Farocki, 1974, 22 min)

Filmbücher (Director: Harun Farocki, 1986, OV/EnS, 15 min)

Kuhle Wampe: Eine Einführung (Director: Harun Farocki, 1986, OV/EnS, 6 min)

Filmtip: Der Tod des Empedokles (Director: Harun Farocki, 1987, 12 min)

Followed by a discussion with Werner Dütsch (film producer, Cologne)

Faroqhi dreht: The film is an early “making of” by director Irena Vrkljan

Auvico: 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 being screened.

Remember Tomorrow Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life: This road movie, a TV commission about the American Forces Network (AFN), shows Farocki at the wheel of a Citroën DS. The trip takes him through empty side streets from the AFN studio in Berlin past elevated railways to the forest and to the highway at night. It ends in front of a US base. An emphatically factual commentary contrasts with pop songs that are played in "heavy rotation".

Moderatoren im Fernsehen: “A contribution examining the methods television presenters use to link from one item to the next and thus to prove the evidence of the previous item, the following item, all the items, themselves etc.” (Harun Farocki) The film was supposed to be part of WDR's “Telekritik” series but was never broadcast.

: A review of film books old and new as a report for the televosion series “KINO ‘86”.

Kuhle Wampe: Eine Einführung: Harun Farocki gives an introduction to Slatan Dudow’s film.

Filmtip: Der Tod des Empedokles: Harun Farocki speaks as, as it were, from one colleague to another with Andreas von Rauch, who plays the role of Empedocles in the film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.

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

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.

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