Publication: Peter Nau: Lesen und Sehen. Miniaturen zu Büchern und Filmen

In collaboration with the Viennese publishing house Synema, we have just published the first HaFI book: Lesen und Sehen. Miniaturen zu Büchern und Filmen (Reading and Watching) is the fourth book of miniatures by Peter Nau, long time contributor to Filmkritik and author of Zwischen zwei Kriegen. Film von Harun Farocki. Beschrieben und protokolliert von Peter Nau (Verlag Filmkritik, Munich 1978).

“In reading a book, in watching and listening to films, we become the resonating body and screen for something outside ourselves. What it is about is the magic of regaining our participation in the totality of the world. Every individual who does not want to succumb to prosaic desiccation strives, through this or some other means, to bring himself into a conscious relationship with that which he knows to be stronger than himself.” (From the afterword)
The miniatures on books, films, and paintings are framed by two longer walks in which the inner and outer landscapes are superimposed.

Peter Nau, born in Kaiserslautern in 1942, has lived in Berlin since 1969. Book trade, Deutsche Bundespost, magazine Filmkritik, journalism, books, research and teaching, radio. Other books with miniatures: Irgendwo in Berlin. Ostwestlicher Filmdiwan (2013), Unter dem Regenmond. Auf Reisen in Filmen (2015), Wiener Miniaturenbuch (2016).

Author: Peter Nau
Editor: Volker Pantenburg
Publisher: Harun Farocki Institut & Synema
Language: German
Pages: 152
Size: 14 x 21 cm
Weight: 218 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-901644-887
Availability: In stock
Price: €18.00

The book can be purchased from Synema here and Motto Books here.

September 15th, 2021 — Projects / Publication