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Men in trouble, HARUN FAROCKI & ANTJE EHMANN

The exhibition Men in trouble continues this endeavor in order to to think about and work with moving images as they migrate from cinema to gallery or museum spaces. For this project, the leading motif in question is the representation of the male crisis in cinema (history). Ehmann and Farocki dissect the logic of cinema in works like Dubbing (2006), where one can see the troubled Robert de Niro (in the film Taxi Driver, by Martin Scorsese, 1976), acting out his infamous scene in front of the mirror – “Are you talking to me?” dubbed in many different languages and presented in a loop. In the six-channel-piece Feasting or Flying (2008), Farocki and Ehmann focus on suicides of male protagonists in fiction films: Ferdinand’s in Pierrot le fou, Kurt Cobain’s in Last Days, Yukio’s in Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, or that of Peter Lorre’s Dr. Karl Rothe, alias Dr. Neumeister, in The Lost one.