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Jodi Dean on work in neofeudal times, via Los Angeles Review of Books: “When work is imagined — and some on the left think that we should adopt a ‘postwork imaginary’ — it looks like either romantic risk-free farming or tech-work, ‘immaterial labor.’ By now, the exposés on the drudgery of call center work, not to mention the trauma-inducing labor of monitoring sites like Facebook for disturbing, illicit content, have made the inadequacy of the idea of ‘immaterial labor’ undeniable. It should be similarly apparent that the postwork imaginary likewise erases the production and maintenance of infrastructure, the wide array of labor necessary for social reproduction, and the underlying state structure.”

May 23rd, 2020, Tom

Naomi Klein on the “Screen New Deal” (via The Intercept): “Calling [Bill] Gates a ‘visionary,’ [New York governor Andrew] Cuomo said the pandemic has created ‘a moment in history when we can actually incorporate and advance [Gates’s] ideas … all these buildings, all these physical classrooms — why with all the technology you have?’ he asked, apparently rhetorically. It has taken some time to gel, but something resembling a coherent Pandemic Shock Doctrine is beginning to emerge. Call it the ‘Screen New Deal.’ Far more high-tech than anything we have seen during previous disasters, the future that is being rushed into being as the bodies still pile up treats our past weeks of physical isolation not as a painful necessity to save lives, but as a living laboratory for a permanent — and highly profitable — no-touch future.”

May 11th, 2020, Tom

Andrea Bagnato on Red Zones, isolation, metaphors, blame, risk and coexistence (at e-flux architecture): “[…] the current manifestation of confinement is better thought of not so much as epidemic control, but as a form of risk displacement: a minority of workers is made to keep the economy going so that a majority of the population can stay at home. And the reverse is true as well: millions of people have to put up with extended confinement so that the risk posed by industrial workers doesn’t grow out of control. In the necropolitical calculations of the State, the physical health of workers and the mental health of everyone else are both a price worth paying.”

May 5th, 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.

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