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Paul B. Preciado on Indigenous models for “stopping the world,” via Artforum: “Every culture has invented procedures for isolation, for fasting, for breaking the rhythms of eating, sexual activity, and production. Those caesuras serve as techniques for modifying subjectivity, activating a process that disrupts perception and feeling and can ultimately generate a transformation, a new way of becoming. Certain languages of Indigenous shamanism call this process ‘stopping the world.’ And that is literally what happened during the Covid-19 crisis. The capitalist mode briefly stopped. […] we could say (drawing on the Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s analysis of Tupi rituals and shamanic practices) that they usually include at least three stages. In the first, the subject is confronted with their mortality; in the second, they see their position in the trophic chain and perceive the energetic connections that unite all living things; in the final stage, they radically modify their desire, which will perhaps allow them to transform, to become someone else.”

July 26th, 2020, Tom

On the occasion of the film festival “Reconstructing Realities,” the Broadway Cinematheque in Hong Kong will show the film “How to live in FRG” (1990) from Harun Farocki.
The screening will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2:30 pm (local time) at the Goethe Institut Hong Kong.
Online booklet: https://bit.ly/bcXForum50

Reconstructing Realities – A Film Programme to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berlinale Forum

The screening will be followed by the talk “Harun Farocki’s Imitations of Life” with Doreen Mende, co-founder of the Harun Farocki Institut.
Time: Jul 11, 2020 04:00 pm Hong Kong SAR / 10:00 am Berlin time
Language: English

The talk will be held on Zoom, registration here: https://forms.gle/tyLfKLwBYNUutoLz6
After registration, you will receive an email with the link and the login information to join the talk.

https://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/de/sta/hon/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21884136&

July 8th, 2020, HaFI

Avery F. Gordon, in an interview conducted by Katherine Hite and Daniela Jara in Memory Studies:  “Non-participation is one modality of what I call being in-difference. Being in-difference is a political consciousness and a sensuous knowledge, a standpoint and a mindset for living on better terms than we’re offered, for living as if you had the necessity and the freedom to do so, for living in the acknowledgement that, despite the overwhelming power of all the systems of domination which are trying to kill us, they never quite become us. They are, as Cedric J Robinson used to say, only one condition of our existence or being. Running away, living apart, squatting, communing, feral trading, bartering, self-managed currencies, human, debt, labour, knowledge strikes, boycott, divestment, non-policing, throwing your shoe at an occupying president: the ways of non-participation in the given order of things are many, varied and hard to summarize. And they are taken up for a variety of reasons, including the failure or irrelevance of states and the US–European post–World War II social movement model.”

July 7th, 2020, Tom
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The HaFI’s archive is not conceived of as a self-contained inventory, but as an open collection of material with different functions and materiality which will grow over the course of time. The medium-term goal is the establishment of a workplace which interested researchers, curators, artists, and educators can turn to.

In particular, colleagues, friends, and students of Harun Farocki are expressly invited to donate material or make it available to the HaFI (project-related correspondence, screenplays and drafts, photographs etc.) which could be useful for the research into Farocki’s work.

May 2020: La Voleuse (1966)

See German post.

May 30th, 2020, Archive / Showcase
April 2020: A Letter from Jim Jarmusch

We would be very interested in getting this stock from you. Please let us know if it is still available.

April 30th, 2020, Showcase
March 2020: TIERLIEBE

see German Post

March 31st, 2020, Archive / Showcase
February 2020: Carosse d’or

See German post

February 29th, 2020, Archive / Showcase
January 2020: Digitization from Harun Farocki Institut

A list of previous digitisations from the holdings of the HaFI

February 3rd, 2020, Archive / Showcase
December 2019: Jetzt reklamefrei

see German post.

January 6th, 2020, Archive / Showcase
November 2019: Cinématon / Portrait de groupe

see German post.

December 16th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
October 2019: Before Your Eyes – Vietnam

see German post.

November 12th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
September 2019: Die Sensation!

See German post.

September 27th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
August 2019: WeltBild – a proposal by HaF

see German post.

August 31st, 2019, Archive / Showcase
July 2019: Something about shot/countershot

see German post

July 30th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
June 2019: Duisburger Filmwoche, 1995

see German post.

June 30th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
May 2019: Werner Dütsch: Film in Germany

see German post.

May 26th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
April 2019: Biographical Note

Against Cinema, against Culture

April 30th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
March 2019: DIE SCHLACHT, stage play in Basel, 1976

see German post.

March 22nd, 2019, Archive / Showcase
February 2019: When the sea surges against the land

irregularly, not haphazardly

February 21st, 2019, Archive / Showcase
January 2019: Kino 81, a TV program by the magazine FILMKRITIK

See German post.

January 12th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
December 2018: Werner Dütsch (1939 – 2018)

see German post.

January 7th, 2019, Archive / Showcase
November 2018: Video weekend with tapes by Jean-Luc Godard / Anne Marie Miéville

See German post. 

November 17th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
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
August 2018: A symposium on the journal FILMKRITIK

see German post.

August 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
July 2018: From the research to INDUSTRIE + FOTOGRAFIE

see German post.

July 23rd, 2018, Archive / Showcase
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
April 2018: TWO SISTERS

see German post.

April 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
March 2018: BEFORE YOUR EYES VIETNAM, Screen Tests

see German post.

March 30th, 2018, Archive / Showcase
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
December 2017: Maximum Security University

See German post.

December 30th, 2017, Archive / Showcase
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
October 2017: Ronny and Harun act up

see German post.

October 31st, 2017, Showcase
September 2017: TV presenter: INDUSTRIE + FOTOGRAFIE

see German post

September 30th, 2017, Archive / Showcase
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