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Harun Farocki

Parallel I-IV.

29.05.14 > 04.07.14

PRESS RELEASE: ENG | CAST

[ENG] In his new four-part installation, Parallel I-IV (2012-14) Harun Farocki, questions the notion of progress in the field of computer animation graphics and the potential of present-day technology to create virtual representations of reality that are able to surpass it or even control it. By taking as an example the linear vision offered by art historical discourses, in which the most archaic images change themselves overtime from being “imperfect” representations of reality to more complex ones, Farocki explores the elements that comprise the world of computer games and their potential as mechanisms of appropriation, prediction or even control of real life experiences.

[CAST] Harun Farocki, en su nueva instalación en cuatro partes, Parallel I-IV (2012-14), cuestiona la noción de progreso en el campo de los gráficos de animación por ordenador y el potencial de la tecnología actual para crear representaciones virtuales de la realidad que son capaces de superarlo o incluso controlarlo. Tomando como ejemplo la visión lineal ofrecida por los discursos históricos del arte, en los que las imágenes más arcaicas cambian de representaciones "imperfectas" de la realidad a otras más complejas, Farocki explora los elementos que conforman el mundo de los juegos de ordenador y su potencial como mecanismos de apropiación, predicción o incluso control de experiencias de la vida real.


View of the installation at Espai2, àngels barcelona, Barcelona, 2014. Left: Parallel III, 2­‐channel video‐installation, 2014, color, 7 min. Right: Parallel II, single channel video‐installation, 2014, color, 9 min.


View of the installation at Espai2, àngels barcelona, Barcelona, 2014. Left: Parallel IV, single channel video‐installation, 2014, color, 11 min. Right: Parallel III, 2-channel video‐installation, 2014, color, 7 min.


The artist talk : Harun Farocki & Valentin Roma at Espai2, àngels barcelona, 04.06.14.


The artist talk : Harun Farocki & Valentin Roma at Espai2, àngels barcelona, 04.06.14.


The artist talk : Harun Farocki & Valentin Roma at Espai2, àngels barcelona, 04.06.14.


Parallel I. 2‐channel video‐installation, D 2012, color, 16 min.


Parallel I. 2‐channel video‐installation, D 2012, color, 16 min.


Parallel I. 2‐channel video‐installation, D 2012, color, 16 min.


Parallel II. Single channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 9 min.


Parallel II. Single channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 9 min.


Parallel II. Single channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 9 min.


Parallel III. 2‐channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 7 min.


Parallel III. 2‐channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 7 min.


Parallel III. 2‐channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 7 min.


Parallel IV. Single channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 11 min.


Parallel IV. Single channel video‐installation, D 2014, color, 11 min.