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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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In the section “showcase,” one document or object from the HaFI archive will be displayed and briefly contextualized each month.

August 2020: events that are a small story

See German post.

August 30th, 2020, Archive / Showcase
July 2020: A Letter by Frieda Grafe

see German post.

July 16th, 2020, Archive / Showcase
June 2020: What is ZITTY?

See German post.

June 30th, 2020, Archive / Showcase
May 2020: La Voleuse (1966)

See German post.

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

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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