Harun Farocki diagrams : images from ten filmsOther(s) author(s) : Reichenbach, Benedikt, [editore]Language : EnglishKöln : Buchhandlung Walther König, copyright 2014383 orrialde : koloretako argazkiak ; 25 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartetkorrik gabeISBN : 9783863354596.Harun Farocki (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en) | (Wikipedia de)
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"Harun Farocki: Parallele" erakusketaren inguruan argitaratua.
This publication attempts to map a visual approach to one of the world's foremost documentary and essay filmmakers, Harum Farocki. Unlike the many other, more theoretical publications about his work, this book operates with still images beyond an illustrative or documentary purpose. By means of repetition, interruption and displacement, the configuration pursue specific mouvements within each film, taking into account mechanisms of order and open-ended-ness that are characteristic for Farocki's work in general.
The diagram, subject and much duscussion recently, is not only a long recurring figure in Harum Farocki's films. More conceptually, it can be developed as another key element of his practice. For the conception of this book, a variety of aspects has been of particular importance. The diagram is the visual counterpart to the essay, open at both ends. It is artificial, with a distinct, non-representational quality. At the same time, it is stricktly fact-based, without too much concerts for aesthetic questions. Exposing its own order with a relaxed confidence, the diagram signifies a possibility, rather than presenting a product. The diagram is the operation that gives duration and clarity to a sensation, it is made in order for something to be disclosed. Its incompleteness constitutes a participatory or performative momentum. The parallel of such diagrammatics with the fims of Harum Farocki lies in a formal impulse to avoid the naturalization of "the image".
Alan Kaprov thought of his booklets as simple diagrams of a hapenning's main move. This book hopes to facilitate access to Harum Farocki's work, without too much simplification. It traces the dynamics of ten of his films and presents them along with each fim's complete commentaries, dialogues and intertitles, celebrating their major critical gesture the exposition of a mediality.