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May 2019: Werner Dütsch: Film in Germany

see German post.

May 26th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
Congress, Academy, Archive viewings: The Whole Life: Archives and Reality, May 19-25, 2019, Dresden

What can archives do for today’s society? How are historical realities translated into contemporary narratives? Can transformation be archived?

May 7th, 2019, Event / Projects
April 2019: Biographical Note

Against Cinema, against Culture

April 30th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #13: A RUSTLING OF LEAVES: INSIDE THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION, dir. Nettie Wild, May 16, 2019, Arsenal Cinema

Wild's first longer film is set between the fronts of the 1980s revolution in the Philippines (...).

April 25th, 2019, Event / Projects
HaFI 009: Ingemo Engström / Gerhard Theuring: Escape Route to Marseilles

In 1977 Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring embark on a journey through France. They trace the escape route of the German emigration in France 1940/41 (...).

April 24th, 2019, Projects / Publication
Archive Außer Sich: website online

HaFI is one of the participating institutions in Archive Außer Sich since 2017. A complete overview of our activities is now available on a dedicated website.

April 24th, 2019, Event / Projects
What is radical film? Radical Film Network Meeting Berlin, May 2-5, 2019, silent green: Program online

The meeting focuses on artistic/creative and political/ethical positions within global radical film cultures and video activism movements.

April 24th, 2019, Event / Projects
Dossier: Westdeutscher Rundfunk in the 1970s

Texts and documents concerning the production context at "Westdeutscher Rundfunk", Cologne

April 6th, 2019, Projects / Research
March 2019: DIE SCHLACHT, stage play in Basel, 1976

see German post.

March 22nd, 2019, Archive / Showcase
e-flux & HaFI Conference: Art After Culture: Navigation Beyond Vision, April 5 & 6, 2019, HKW, Berlin

Navigation begins where the map ends (...).

February 27th, 2019, Event / Projects
Public Screening #12: FOLIE ORDINAIRE D’UNE FILLE DE CHAM (1986, F), Jean Rouch, March 13, 2019, Arsenal Cinema

The film diverges from traditional ethnographic work and is instead a multi-layered media translation (...).

February 27th, 2019, Event / Projects
Film: INVISIBLE (2019) by Shirin Barghnavard

An experimental essay documentary film on the concept of “Nationality”.

February 26th, 2019, 2017 / Residency
Online publication: “Harun Farocki: Dialectics of Images” by Ali Hussein Al Adawy

Text excerpts.

February 25th, 2019, 2018 / Residency
February 2019: When the sea surges against the land

irregularly, not haphazardly

February 21st, 2019, Archive / Showcase
Radical Film Network Meeting, May 2-5, 2019, silent green, Berlin: OPEN CALL “What is Radical Film?”

Contributions from individuals and communities both inside and outside academia, from artists, activists, filmmakers, researchers, scientists and others are welcome.

January 30th, 2019, Event / Projects
December 2018: Werner Dütsch (1939 – 2018)

see German post.

January 7th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #11: CONTES ET COMPTES DE LA COUR, dir. Éliane de Latour (F 1993), January 9, 2019, Arsenal

The film portrays the four wives of a marabout in Niger, enclosed in the eponymous courtyard of a building complex. They manage to develop micro-economic strategies to form relationships with the exterior world.

January 3rd, 2019, Event / Projects
Event: Ali Hussein Al Adawy, November 29, 2018, silent green

The presentation "Harun Farocki As A Method" revisits films and artworks from Egypt and the context of the Arab world.

October 25th, 2018, 2018 / Event / Residency
Public Screening #10: Le Charbonnier/El-Faham: Mohamed Bouamari, November 1, 2018, Arsenal

A screening with Ali Hussein Al Adawy, the third Harun Farocki residency scholarship holder.

October 25th, 2018, Event / Projects
AntiColonial Records: October 25 & 26, 2018, Archive Kabinett, Berlin

A cooperation event with HaFI.

October 23rd, 2018, Event / Projects
October 2018: Nothing takes place but the place

As history continues, more and more marks are left on the surface of the earth.

October 18th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
September 2018: Ei wie süß die Kasse klingt

see German post.

September 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
Writings, Vol. 3: My Nights with the Leftists

see German post

September 29th, 2018, Projects / Publication
HaFI 008: Harun Farocki: On Ici et ailleurs

Godard stopped traveling to foreign countries, his camera must not even drive around much by car.

September 15th, 2018, Projects / Publication
[Third] HaFI residency fellow: Ali Hussein Al Adawy

From the beginning of September we will be welcoming Ali Hussein Al Adawy as the third fellowship holder of the Harun Farocki Residency in Berlin.

August 31st, 2018, 2018 / Residency
August 2018: A symposium on the journal FILMKRITIK

see German post.

August 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #09: Transit Levantkade: Rosemarie Blank: September 7, 2018, Arsenal Cinema

The film combines enacted scenes and historical material and is about the past and present of Levantkade in Amsterdam’s old harbor (...)

August 27th, 2018, Event / Projects
July 2018: From the research to INDUSTRIE + FOTOGRAFIE

see German post.

July 23rd, 2018, Archive / Showcase
Filmkritik: Index 1957–1974

See German post.

July 4th, 2018, Projects / Publication
Peter Lorre Retrospective: Screening and discussion with Felix Hofmann, July 19, 2018, Zeughaus Kino, Berlin

A discovery from Farocki’s estate will be shown on this occasion.

July 2nd, 2018, Event / Projects
Public Screening #08: Emile de Antonio: In the King of Prussia, July 11, 2018, Arsenal

A film about the legal process against the ‚Plowshares Eight‘, eight members of the Christian peace movement in US, who hammered a nuclear warhead to pieces at a weapon’s factory.

July 2nd, 2018, Event / Projects
Filmkritik at the Edit Film Culture! festival: Juli 7, 2018, silent green Kulturquartier

Jürgen Ebert will present and talk about the last unpublished issue of the magazine, Filmkritik No. 335-336, Nov-Dec 1984, now released on the occasion of "Edit Film Culture!".

June 30th, 2018, Event / Projects
Filmkritik, Issue 335/336, Nov/Dec 1984

With a delay of over 33 years the last unpublished issue of the magazine, Filmkritik No. 335-336, Nov-Dec 1984, will now appear. This edition is dedicated to the filmmaker Emile de Antonio.

June 30th, 2018, Projects / Publication
June 2018: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CONSUMER

see German post.

June 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
May 2018: Teaching at dffb, 1986

See German post.

May 31st, 2018, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #07: Robina Rose: Nightshift, May 30, 2018, Arsenal

Nightshift explored the work of women in relation to politics, film, desire, and society.

May 25th, 2018, Event / Projects
April 2018: TWO SISTERS

see German post.

April 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
HAFI 007: Filmkritik: Index: 1975–1984

A reprint of the yearly indexes from 1975 to 1983, supplemented by the the index for 1984 which was still missing.

April 24th, 2018, Projects / Publication
March 2018: BEFORE YOUR EYES VIETNAM, Screen Tests

see German post.

March 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #06: Skip Norman: selection of films, March 22, 2018, Arsenal

The titles of Norman's films all hint at the struggle to assert an Afro-American identity in a world shaped by whites.

March 15th, 2018, Event / Projects
February 2018: A letter to the Straubs (October 1977)

see German post.

February 10th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
January 2018: notes from numero deux

see German post.

January 22nd, 2018, Archive / Showcase
Farocki’s Living Room

The first edition of Rosa Mercedes online journal. An audio journey with Marianna Maruyama through the Farocki Now Academy in Berlin

January 9th, 2018, 01 / Rosa Mercedes
December 2017: Maximum Security University

See German post.

December 30th, 2017, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #05: Ingo Kratisch: Logik des Gefühls, January 11, 2018, Arsenal

Logik des Gefühls: What happens? Nothing much. […] Where is it set? In an in-between space, between lost love and a coming love. Winter. Berlin. 1981.

December 22nd, 2017, Event / Projects
Writings, Vol. 2: Kaja Silverman / Harun Farocki: Speaking about Godard (German edition)

See German post.

December 16th, 2017, Projects / Publication
November 2017: Instructions on how to Pull off Police Helmets

News from the archive: INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PULL OFF POLICE HELMETS and UNTITLED OR: NIXON COMES TO BERLIN, both made in 1969.

November 30th, 2017, Archive / Showcase
Event: Shirin Barghnavard, November 13, 2017, silent green

HaFi presents the film PROFESSION: DOCUMENTARIST, followed by a discussion between Shirin Barghnavard and Constanze Ruhm

November 7th, 2017, 2017 / Residency
October 2017: Ronny and Harun act up

see German post.

October 31st, 2017, Showcase
Farocki Now Academy: Live Action Role Play on October 21, 2017, silent green – OPEN CALL & registration

In the framework of the "Farocki Now" Academy, the UdK (University of the Arts) Berlin organises a LARP. Roles are still available upon registration.

October 17th, 2017, Event / Projects
[Second] HaFI residency fellow: Shirin Barghnavard

For the second Harun Farocki Residency we have invited the Tehran-based Iranian filmmaker and editor Shirin Barghnavard to Berlin for three months.

October 11th, 2017, 2017 / Residency
September 2017: TV presenter: INDUSTRIE + FOTOGRAFIE

see German post

September 30th, 2017, Archive / Showcase
Program: “Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy”, October 18-21, 2017, HKW & silent green, Berlin

A forum for workshops, presentations, and debates which explore the contemporary relevance of Harun Farocki’s work and thought, placing it in new contexts and activating its productive potential

September 18th, 2017, Event / Projects
Writings, Vol. 1: Harun Farocki: Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Fourty

See German post.

September 18th, 2017, Projects / Publication
Harun Farocki Retrospective

Tonight: Opening of the retrospective of Harun Farocki's work for cinema and television at Kino Arsenal.

September 15th, 2017, Event / Projects
HaFI 006: Christa Blümlinger/Harun Farocki: The ABCs of the Essay Film

From “A for Adorno” to “Z for Zidane” – an ABCs of the Essay Film accompanied by a short text Farocki wrote in 1987.

September 8th, 2017, Projects / Publication
HaFI 005: Harun Farocki: Before Your Eyes – Vietnam

A selection of materials pertaining to the film "Before Yor Eyes - Vietnam" introduced by a commentary penned by the Harun Farocki Institut.

September 8th, 2017, Projects / Publication
August 2017: The Liberation [Die Befreiung]

See German post.

August 31st, 2017, Archive / Showcase
July 2017: To all team members / The social contract [An alle Mitarbeiter / Der Sozialkontrakt]

See German post.

July 1st, 2017, Archive / Showcase
Public Screening #04: Shinsuke Ogawa: Nippon-koku Furuyashiki-mura, July 11, 2017, Arsenal

Political commitment, thirst for research and stamina. A film by Ogawa Productions.

June 26th, 2017, Event / Projects
Public Screening #03: Claudia von Alemann, Es kommt drauf an, sie zu verändern / Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva, Chircales, May 16, 2017, Arsenal

Factories and families as places of exploitation, which don’t just have to be interpreted but also changed.

May 16th, 2017, Event / Projects
HaFI 004: Gerhard Benedikt Friedl: An Approach by Helmut Färber

Documentary filmmaker Gerhard Benedikt Friedl describes Helmut Färber's method of teaching film history.

May 10th, 2017, Projects / Publication
HaFI 004 [Material]: Articles on Helmut Färber

Helmut Färber’s 80th anniversary was celebrated by some (German language) texts in the media

April 26th, 2017, Projects / Research
Public Screening #02: Ann and Eduardo Guedes et al. Rocinante, March 17, 2017, Arsenal

A mythological road movie, a squatter and hacker story.

March 17th, 2017, Event / Projects
Essay Film Festival 2017: Thinking Cinema on Television

See German post.

March 10th, 2017, Projects / Research
HaFI 002 [Material]: Kevin B. Lee

Kevin B. Lee about Farocki's working paper "What Ought to Be Done".

February 23rd, 2017, 2016 / Residency
Forum Expanded: Think Film No. 5: Archival Constellations, February 16, 2017, silent green

The talk will include the screening of "Ronny und Harun spielen Theater" which is a short documentary of a staged scene from “Etwas wird sichtbar” (“Before Your Eyes Vietnam”), 1982.

February 16th, 2017, Event / Projects
Kevin B. Lee in the Tageszeitung newspaper

See German post.

February 6th, 2017, 2016 / Residency
Presentation: Kevin B. Lee and Chloé Galibert-Laîné, February 6, 2017, FU Berlin

Formulating a poetic framework to explore the contemporary landscape of media and terror.

January 31st, 2017, 2016 / Residency
Report on the “light-typing lecture” by Kevin B. Lee, January 14, 2017, silent green

A brilliant (and moving) lesson of how to navigate a post-cinema small screen reality.

January 16th, 2017, 2016 / Residency
Public Screening #01: Ingemo Engström, Dark Spring, January 7, 2017, Arsenal

Harun Farocki saw the film in 1971 at the Hamburger Filmschau. In the succeeding years, he worked closely with Engström.

January 7th, 2017, Event / Projects
Event: Kevin B. Lee, January 14, 2017, silent green

Kevin B. Lee will give a „light-typing lecture“ introducing his works and practice.

January 6th, 2017, 2016 / Residency
Residency blog: Launch

The blog of the HaFI residency publishes the immediate and informal experiences made by the HaFI residency fellows.

January 6th, 2017, 2016 / Residency
Kevin B. Lee in the Süddeutschen Zeitung newspaper

See German post.

January 6th, 2017, 2016 / Residency
HaFI 003 [Material]: From the ARSENAL archiv

See German post.

November 30th, 2016, Projects / Research
[First] HaFI residency fellow: Kevin B. Lee

Kevin B. Lee will be the first guest of the Harun Farocki residency from the middle of December onwards

November 30th, 2016, 2016 / Residency
Exhibition: Learning Laboratories, December 3, 2016 – February 5, 2017, bak Utrecht

Architecture, Instructional Technology, and the Social Production of Pedagogical Space Around 1970

November 30th, 2016, Projects / Research
HaFI 003: Harun Farocki: On Display: Peter Weiss

Letters exchanged between Harun Farocki, Peter Weiss and Westdeutscher Runfunk (WDR): A glimpse at the production history of "On Display: Peter Weiss".

November 11th, 2016, Projects / Publication
HaFI 003 [Material]: Unedited interview sequences

For the Harun Farocki Institut, Peter Weiss’ 100th birthday on November 8, 2016 meant an opportunity to take a closer look at Farocki’s WDR program “On display: Peter Weiss”.

November 8th, 2016, Projects / Research
Photo documentation on Peter Weiss and Harun Farocki’s event, October 24, 2016, silent green

A guided tour followed by a screening and a talk with Carles Guerra and Bert Rebhandl.

November 1st, 2016, Event / Projects
HaFI 002 [Material]: Appeal for the creation of a national “cinemathèque”

See German post.

October 25th, 2016, Projects / Research
Event: Peter Weiss and Harun Farocki, October 24, 2016, silent green

We were isolated individuals and simultaneously subsumed into a totality* 


October 12th, 2016, Event / Projects
HaFI 002 [Material]: Reader’s letter from Werner Dütsch

See German post.

September 15th, 2016, Projects / Research
Curatorial Seminar: What is navigation? September 2016 – June 2017, HEAD, Geneva

‘What is navigation?’ inquires the curatorial seminar 2016/17 of the CCC Research-Based Master Programms / Visual Arts Department of HEAD – Geneva.

September 5th, 2016, Projects / Research
HaFI 002 [Material]: A Letter by Joachim von Mengershausen

Expropriating Television.

September 1st, 2016, Projects / Research
Farocki Now – A Temporary Academy, October 18-21, 2017, HKW & silent green

The Harun Farocki Institut organizes Farocki Now - A Temporary Academy as a component of the “Harun Farocki Retrospective”.

August 30th, 2016, Event / Projects
HaFI 002: Harun Farocki: What Ought to Be Done

A working paper by Farocki (1975/76), a commentary by Tom Holert, Doreen Mende and Volker Pantenburg followed by a letter by Peter Nestler.

August 17th, 2016, Projects / Publication
HaFI 001: Becoming visible

The Institut's first public appearance at Berlinale 2016. A graffiti by Harun Farocki.

February 7th, 2016, Projects / Publication
HaFI 000: A Day at the Archive

Material to investigate the present, the future past. Impressions from the archive of the Farocki Institut.

February 4th, 2016, Projects / Publication