Still Life

Filmszene aus "Stilleben"
© Harun Farocki Stilleben 1997

Director: Harun Farocki, colour, 58 min., 1997

Prithvi Theatre

According to Harun Farocki, today's photographers working in advertising are, in a way, continuing the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters in that they depict objects from everyday life – the "still life".

The filmmaker illustrates this intriguing hypothesis with three documentary sequences which show the photographers at work creating a contemporary "still life": a cheese-board, beer glasses and an expensive watch.

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