Harun Farocki: Working the Sight-Lines

Harun Farocki: Working the Sight-Lines

by Thomas Elsaesser
     
 

Filmmaker, film essayist, installation artist, writer: the Berlin artist Harun Farocki has devoted his life to the power of images. Over the thirty-plus years of his career, Farocki has explored not the images of life but rather the life of images that surrounds us in newspapers, cinema, books, television, and advertising. Harun Farocki examines, from different

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Filmmaker, film essayist, installation artist, writer: the Berlin artist Harun Farocki has devoted his life to the power of images. Over the thirty-plus years of his career, Farocki has explored not the images of life but rather the life of images that surrounds us in newspapers, cinema, books, television, and advertising. Harun Farocki examines, from different critical perspectives, his vast oeuvre, which includes three feature films, critical media pieces, children’s television features, “learning films” in the tradition of Brecht, and installation pieces. Interviews, a selection of Farocki’s own writings, and an annotated filmography complete a valuable biography of this pioneering artist and his legendary career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789053566367
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Image In(ter)ventions
 
Filming as Writing, Writing as Filming, Staking One's Life
 
Between Wars, Between Images
 
Documenting the Life of Ideas? - Farocki and the 'Essay Film'
 
Images of the World and the Inscription of War
 
Film: Media: Work: Archive
 
From the Surveillance Society to the Control Society
 
Acknowledgement
Farocki: A Filmography
Notes on Contributors
Index of Names
Index of Film Titles/Subjects
 

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