February 2022: TRACTOR in Basel, 1976 (#056)
In 1976, Harun Farocki and Hanns Zischler directed Heiner Müller’s plays THE BATTLE and TRACTOR for the stage at Theater Basel. During the performance, film material was projected on stage. In February 2022, some of the material from the Harun Farocki Institut archive were digitized, including the clip shown above which was shown during the performance of TRACTOR.
The digitization was made by the Farocki Forum at the Department of Film Studies of University Zürich. Thanks for technical support to Martin Weiss.
The Basel performance of THE BATTLE and TRACTOR is contextualized in more detail in our current publication HaFI 016.February 28th, 2022 — Archive / Showcase