Harun Farocki

(B.1944, Nový Jicin (Neutitschein), Czechoslovakia // D.Berlin, 2014)

Gegen-Musik / Counter-Music, 2005

2-channel installation, color & B/N, sound. 23 m (loop), Ed. 3

Counter-Music is an installation that consists of two synchronized screens and proposes a new reflection on the status of images. It builds a dialogue between sequences extracted from a film by Dziga Vertov, industrial images, and footage from surveillance cameras. In the words of the artist: “This piece pretends to confront images from a diverse origin and operates like a transversal montage that superimposes itself upon the assembly of the cinematic mode.”


View installation at àngels barcelona, 2007

Video frame

Video frame