[Launch] Crowdfunding: Publishing Farocki’s Writings together

PUBLISHING FAROCKI’S WRITINGS TOGETHER

In addition to the funding we already raised, we need another 10.000 Euros to publish the volumes 5 & 6 of Harun Farocki’s writings and thereby to complete the edition of all texts by Farocki.

Between 2017 and 2019 we released the first four volumes of Farocki’s writings. These include his autobiography as fragments, the book on Godard he wrote together with Kaja Silverman, and two volumes with all texts published between 1964 and 1985.
To round off the edition, we are now preparing the publication of two further volumes, which bring together the texts from the last three decades of his life.

 

BANDS 5 (texts 1986-2000) & 6 (texts 2001-2014)

Volumes 5 and 6 cover a time period, in which Farocki produced film and video installations more and more in the context of the visual arts, thereby expanding the reception his cinematic works. From then on, Farocki’s audiovisual works oscillated between the fields of film and contemporary art. This development in his practice also led Farocki to new approaches in terms of image analysis and cultural criticism – all of which are reflected in the texts written between 1986 and 2014 to be made accessible in volumes 5 and 6.

 

HOW CAN I DONATE ?

Donations can be transferred to the account of the Harun Farocki Institut Trust Foundation.
Recommended minimum contribution: 100 Euros

Weberbank Berlin
IBAN: DE31 1012 0100 1004 0723 62
BIC: WELADED1WBB

We can issue a donation receipt for donations of 200 Euros and above.
If you have any question, please send us an email to: info@harun-farocki-institut.org

We are happy to mention all our supporters by name in the books, however if you would rather remain anonymous, let us know.

November 13th, 2019, About us / Support
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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?”

September 7th, 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.”

August 21st, 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?”

August 14th, 2020, Tom
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