The Counter Image: Harun Farocki
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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 screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kevin B. Lee moderated by Steffanie Ling.