Schnittstelle/ Interface & Aufschub/ Respite

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 7pm
Goethe-Institut London
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Schnittstelle/ Interface
Originally conceived for two monitors and here shown with two overlapping images in a single channel projection, the film shows Harun Farocki at the editing table, reflecting on his method of work. Using excerpts from his films, he comments on the difference between film and video, working with existing rather than new images and proceeding from images placed side by side to putting them into sequence.

Germany / France 1995, colour, 23mins. With English subtitles. Director: Harun Farocki.

Aufschub/ Respite
Images of the World and the Inscription of War includes the analysis of photographs taken in Auschwitz. In Respite, Farocki focuses on footage filmed by a Jewish prisoner in Westbork, Netherlands, a transit camp for Jews from where they were transported to the death camps. While the film is silent, Farocki inserts written comments and uses repetition and freezeframes to facilitate a close reading of the images.

Germany / Netherlands 2007, b/w, video, 40mins. Silent. Director: Harun Farocki.

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