Co-presented with the Goethe Institut
Kevin B. Lee is a guest of the Goethe-Institut
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Shorts: The Counter-Image
Harun Farocki (1944–2014) produced over 120 works of film, television, and video art, but his immense impact on the media landscape has yet to be fully appreciated. Following his tenure as the first artist-in-residence of the newly formed Harun Farocki Institut in Berlin, video essayist, critic, and filmmaker Kevin B. Lee produced a series of video essays on Farocki for the Goethe-Institut. Lee’s video essays adopt Farocki’s own strategy of “images studying images” to explore the latter’s formidable oeuvre, applying such novel approaches as desktop documentary and videographic lexicography. This screening matches the video essays with key works spanning Farocki’s five decade career. Lee’s pedagogical and inviting video essays offer a contemporary perspective on this continuum of approaches to studying images, and serve as a friendly entry point for future researchers who seek to navigate the depth of the Farocki collection.
The Counter-Image is a program that combines short works by the singular German filmmaker Harun Farocki with a series of video essays by Berlin-based filmmaker and video-essayist Kevin B. Lee:
Harun Farocki – The Counter-Image
Kevin B. Lee, Germany, 2018, digital, 11 min., English
Harun Farocki, Germany, 1966, digital, 3 min, German
Harun Farocki – Lexicon
Kevin B. Lee, Germany, 2018, digital, 13 min., English
Catch Phrases – Catch Images. A Conversation with Vilém Flusser
Harun Farocki, Germany, 1986, digital, 13 min., German
Harun Farocki – Presented
Kevin B. Lee, Germany, 2018, digital, 11 min., Englisch
Harun Farocki, Germany, 2014, digital, 9 min., German
The video essay workshop originally planned to take place at the Goethe-Institut will move online, with Kevin B. Lee and Images Festival AD Steffanie Ling moderating (by invitation only)
Kevin B. Lee
(born 1975, USA) is a filmmaker and film critic who temporarily backed away from his work behind a screen to spend more of his time interacting with people. During this period he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, pursuing master’s degrees in Film, Video, New Media and Animation, and in Visual and Critical Studies. In his short films and documentaries, Lee often criticises the medium of film and the film industry. He lives and works in Berlin.
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