Harun Farocki

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

Zur Bauweise des Films bei Griffith's Film / On Construction of Griffith's Films, 2006

2 channel video installation, 9 min. (loop), video b&w, no sound
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This work is presented as a dialogue between a man and a woman, filmed and edited as shot and counter-shot. The shot is reproduced on two monitors to reveal its narrative nature thus encouraging a closer inspection that requires dissection. The narrative form composed by shot / counter-shot, which would later become the norm for depicting dialogue in film, is still something new here.

 

Video still

Video still

Installation view: Kino wie noch nie, 2006. Generali Foundation.

Installation view: àngels barcelona, 2007.