Upcoming | HARUN FAROCKI at Tate Liverpool | Opens July 31

Harun Farocki, In Comparison, 2009

HARUN FAROCKI: In Comparison
July 31, 2024 — January 12, 2025

Gallery 2
Tate Liverpool + RIBA North, Mann Island

Bricks are the resonating foundations of society. Bricks are simply very long-playing records. Like records, they appear in series, but every brick is slightly different – not just another brick in the wall. Bricks create spaces, organize social relations and store knowledge about social structures. They resonate in a ways that tells us if they are any good. Bricks form the basic sound of our societies, but we haven't yet learned to listen to them.

Farocki shows sites of brick prodution in their colours, movements, and sounds. Brick burning, brick carrying, bricklaying, bricks on bricks, no voice-over. 20 inter-titles in 60 minutes tell us something about the temporality of brickmaking processes. The film shows us that certain modes of production require their own duration and that differences between cultures can be shown in brick time.

See HARUN FAROCKI's 61-minute film In Comparison at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North. Tate Liverpool is temporarily housed in RIBA North while its main building undergoes renovation.

For more information, please visit the exhibition website.


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