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David Graeber (1961-2020) on What Would It Take (from his The Democracy Project. A History, a Crisis, a Movement, 2013, p. 193): „We have little idea what sort of organizations, or for that matter, technologies, would emerge if free people were unfettered to use their imagination to actually solve collective problems rather than to make them worse. But the primary question is: how do we even get there? What would it take to allow our political and economic systems to become a mode of collective problem solving rather than, as they are now, a mode of collective war?“

07.09.2020, Tom

T.J. Demos on why cultural practitioners should never surrender, via tranzit.sk:  „For artists, writers, and curators, as art historians and teachers, the meaning-production of an artwork is never finished, never fully appropriated and coopted, in my view, and we should never surrender it; the battle over significance is ongoing. We see that battle rise up in relation to racist and colonial monuments these days in the US, the UK, and South Africa. While the destruction of such monuments results from and is enabling of radical politics, it’s still not enough until the larger institutions that support and maintain their existence as well as the continuation of the politics they represent are also torn down. This is urgent as well in the cultural sphere, including the arts institutions, universities, art markets, discursive sphere of magazines and journals, all in thrall to neoliberalism, where we must recognize that it’s ultimately inadequate to simply inject critical or radical content into these frameworks, which we know excel at incorporating those anti-extractivist expressions into further forms of cultural capital and wealth accumulation. What’s required is more of the building of nonprofit and community-based institutions, organizing radical political horizons and solidarity between social formations.“

21.08.2020, Tom

Bernard Stiegler, quoted from The Neganthropocene (trans. Daniel Ross): „Does anyone really believe that it is possible to ‘solve’ the problems of climate change, habitat destruction and cultural destruction without addressing the consumerist basis of the present macro-economic system, or vice versa, or without addressing the way in which this system depletes the psychic energy required to find the collective will, belief, hope and reason to address this planetary challenge? Can this consumerism really survive the coming wave of automation that threatens to decimate its customer base and undermine the ‘consumer confidence’ that is fundamental to its perpetual growth requirements, themselves antithetical, once again, to the problems of biospherical preservation?“

14.08.2020, Tom
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Schlagwort: Video Essay

Rosa Mercedes ist das Online Journal des Harun Farocki Instituts. Es wird von wechselnden Redakteur*innen betreut und stellt kürzere wie längere Texte, Videoessays, Tagebucheinträge, Besprechungen u.a. zur Verfügung.

Das HaFI begann sein Residency-Programm Ende 2016 mit Kevin B. Lee einem Chicagoer Videoessayisten und Pionier des „desktop documentary“-Formats. Kevins Aufenthalt am HaFI wurde durch öffentliche Veranstaltungen in Berlin und anderen Orten sowie ein Residency-Blog begleitet. (Hier geht es zum Blog) Sein Aufenthalt dauerte von Dezember 2016 bis März 2017.

HaFI 010: Werner Dütsch: WDR – Wie man sieht – Lola Montez

Das Heft ist dem WDR-Redakteur Werner Dütsch (1939-2018) gewidmet, der zahlreiche Filme von Harun Farocki produzierte.

04.08.2019, Projekte / Publikation
Essay Film Festival 2017: Thinking Cinema on Television

Für das Londoner „Essay Film Festival“ hat Volker Pantenburg vier Sendungen des WDR sowie zwei Filme Peter Nestlers ausgewählt

10.03.2017, Forschung / Projekte
Kevin B. Lee im Tagesspiegel

Andreas Busche schreibt in dem Beitrag „Medienkritik mit Transformers“ über Kevin B. Lee’s „desktop documentaries“ als kritische Bild-Praxis.

06.02.2017, 2016 / Residency
Präsentation: Kevin B. Lee und Chloé Galibert-Laîné, 6. Februar 2017, FU Berlin

Siehe Beitrag auf Englisch

31.01.2017, 2016 / Residency
Veranstaltung: Kevin B. Lee, 14. Januar 2017, silent green

Kevin B. Lee wird eine „light-typing lecture“ realisieren.

06.01.2017, 2016 / Residency
Kevin B. Lee in der Süddeutschen Zeitung

In der Süddeutschen Zeitung Artikel zu Video-Essayisten bezeichnet Philipp Bovermann Kevin B. Lee als „einen der Pioniere des Genres“ („Superstars der Filmkritik. Video-Essayisten – Gute Filme teilen sich mit“, veröffentlicht am 4.1.2017).

06.01.2017, 2016 / Residency
[Erster] HaFI-Resident: Kevin B. Lee

Ab Mitte Dezember 2016 wird Kevin B. Lee der erste Gast der Harun Farocki Residency sein.

30.11.2016, 2016 / Residency