Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7 pm
Accessing Images. Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy

Opening event
Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Opening event with contributions by Kodwo Eshun (London), Laura Mulvey (London), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Berlin), Susan Schuppli (London) and an image and sound performance by Tashweesh (Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Muqata’a, Ramallah, New York), moderated by Sven Lütticken (Utrecht).

An evening on the accessibility of images in a visual present characterized by high performance algorithms, artificial intelligence, ramified data structures and legal framework conditions. Starting from Harun Farocki’s work with and in pictures, the participants ask about the challenges of visual teaching and ways to counter the imminent loss of visual agency. The event launches the four-day event
Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy by the Harun Farocki Institute, which will be continued as part of the Harun Farocki retrospective at the silent green Kulturquartier between October 19 and 21.

Welcoming address by Anselm Franke (HKW)
Introduction by Tom Holert, Doreen Mende, and Volker Pantenburg (Harun Farocki Institut)
Misguided Eyes by Natascha Sadr Haghighian
The Problem of the Negro for Cinematography by Kodwo Eshun
Visualizing Surveillance by Laura Mulvey
Planetary Processing by Susan Schuppli

Harun Farocki Retrospective is a project by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in cooperation with Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., the Harun Farocki Institut, Harun Farocki GbR, silent green Kulturquartier, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, SAVVY Contemporary and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, as part of the Berlin Art Week, supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

In English language
Free admission

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