'As you see' and 'Videograms of a Revolution' close he cycle of Harun Farocki organized by LABoral

The films it is hold this Thursday, June 4, in the Auditorium of Ciudad de la Cultura and Tuesday 16, in Antiguo Instituto

Published: Jun 02, 2015
'As you see' and 'Videograms of a Revolution' close he cycle of Harun Farocki organized by LABoral

Still of 'As you see', by Harun Farocki

The Auditorium of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura will host this Thursday, June 4, from seven in the afternoon, As you see, in a new session of the cycle Convertir(se) en imagen. Una retrospectiva el cineasta alemán Harun Farocki. Organized by LABoral Centro de Arte, the Goethe Institut-Madrid and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, the cycle closes on Thursday, June 18 with the screening of Videograms of a Revolution in the Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto.

The program, launched last April, has included six sessions that run the filmography of the German director since its inception in the sixties, to his last films. This activity has the support of the Fundación Municipal de Cultura, Educación y Universidad Popular del Ayuntamiento de Gijón and Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura.

Harun Farocki (Czechoslovakia, 1944 - Germany, 2014) studied at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (German Academy of Film and Television). Between 1974 and 1984 he directed the magazine Filmkritik of Munich. Later he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2004 he started to work as a visiting professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Vienna in which he was professor between 2006 and 2011. Harun Farocki is one of the most notable directors of documentaries and essay films of recent history. Since 1966 he has created over a hundred productions for television or cinema, including children's programs, documentaries, essay films and feature films. His work has been exhibited in retrospectives in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Israel, India, Singapore, Indonesia and throughout Europe. Since 1996 he exhibited his work in countless solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, garnering numerous awards.

04.06.2015. As you see (Wie man sieht), 1986. Colour and B&W
Time: 19 p.m.
Location: Auditorium Ciudad de la Cultura
Session Length: 72’
Civil and military production: The tank is constructed from an agricultural machine; the machine gun is based on the same principle as the combustion engine. Farocki presents the history of technology as a succession of automation phases, in which the human hand will be off to one side for the computing capacity of the computer.

Direction: Harun Farocki
Screenplay: Harun Farocki
Camera: Ingo Kratisch, Ronny Tanner
Editing: Rosa Mercedes (Harun Farocki)
Sound: Manfred Blank, Klaus Klingler
Broadcaster: Corinna Belz

18.06.2015. Videograms of a Revolution (Videogramme einer Revolution), 1992. Colour and B&W
Time: 19 p.m.
Location: Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto
Session Length: 106’
For Videograms of a Revolution Harun Farocki and his co-author Andrej Ujica collected copies of amateur videos and programs of the Romanian public television after it was taken by demonstrators in December 1989. Images and sounds of the first revolution in history in which television played a key role. The protagonist is contemporary history itself.
Direction: Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica
Screenplay: Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica
Editing: Egon Bunne
Broadcaster: Thomas Schultz

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