Tue 21 June, 20h00: Harun Farocki (In Comparison) explained by Florian Wüst - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur

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On Tuesday 21 June, AFFR presents In Comparison (‘Zum Vergleich’) by the German filmmaker and artist Harun Farocki (1944-2014).

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During Rotterdam Architecture Month, AFFR and the Goethe-Institut presented the work of two celebrated German architecture filmmakers, Heinz Emigholz and Harun Farocki. Both screenings took place in the auditorium of Het Nieuwe Instituut, and were concluded with drinks on Het…
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Tue 21 June, 20h00: Harun Farocki (In Comparison) explained by Florian Wüst

On Tuesday 21 June, AFFR - in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut - presents In Comparison (‘Zum Vergleich’) by the German filmmaker and artist Harun Farocki (1944-2014). Before the screening, the German filmmaker and film programmer Florian Wüst will introduce the work of Farocki and explain his relevance to architecture and the city. Florian Wüst is a Berlin-based film curator and publisher who has compiled numerous film programmes for international art institutions, cinemas and festivals.

Tuesday 21 June, 20:00, auditorium Het Nieuwe Instituut 
In Comparison (Zum Vergleich) – Harun Farocki – 2009 – Germany – 61 min

The documentary In Comparison examines the production process of one of the most important building materials: brick. With an analytical, almost anthropological eye, Farocki compares various forms of production – from manual to industrial. He does this with images and sounds and without apparent value judgement, thereby encouraging viewers to form their own opinion.

Farocki operated at the intersection of film and video installation, media and film theory, and he left behind a considerable and influential body of work. A renowned critical thinker, he also mentored the video artist Hito Steyerl. In his work he explored the origins and meanings of images and the power structures they embody; he also frequently devoted himself to the built environment and its social and economic significance.

As part of the Goethe-Institut programming, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is currently showing the retrospective Hito Steyerl: I will survive.


In Comparison (Zum Vergleich)
start film: 20.00 uur
date: Tuesday 21 June
location: Het Nieuwe Instituut

film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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