Screening & Book Launch | HARUN FAROCKI: Forms of Intelligence | Greene Naftali, 8th Fl | July 23

Please join us for a screening and book launch with author NORA M. ALTER, in conversation with NOAM ELCOTT to celebrate the release of her new book, Harun Farocki: Forms of Intelligence (Columbia University Press, 2024)

Tue, Jul 23 | 6:30 PM
Greene Naftali, 8th Fl

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HARUN FAROCKI was one of the world’s most celebrated experimental filmmakers at the time of his death in 2014. In a career spanning over fifty years, the German artist produced more than one hundred works, including political cinema, nonfiction film and video, and art installations, which have been exhibited globally. After his early politically engaged films in Super 8 and 16 mm, Farocki spent many years making independent films and commissions for German public television. In the last phase of his career, he transitioned to creating digital and multichannel installations. In addition to his prolific media-making career, Farocki was an incisive critic and editor.

This groundbreaking book is an incisive and comprehensive analysis of Farocki’s oeuvre, shedding new light on his media experimentation and writings across platforms and venues. Nora M. Alter examines how Farocki’s work investigates film and media images: their history, nature, manipulation, changing function, and strategic use. Focusing on interconnected ideas surrounding labor, critique, and war, she shows how his politically committed art is informed by pedagogical strategies that drive viewers to perceive how the media world they inhabit functions.

This event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

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