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Forum Expanded Exhibition

Zur Bauweise des Films bei Griffith

On Construction of Griffith’ Films

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A sequence of shots in Griffith’s Intolerance from 1916. There are many forms of montage: obviously the close-up, alternating shot sizes, shot-countershot, parallel montage, the leap in time over many centuries. But one sequence sticks out. You might think it was the sequence where the shot-countershot as a form of expression was invented. Or, to reinforce something that you’re still not sure about, derived once again.
This sequence is like one of those animals that is only in the world to provide an example for the correctness of Darwinian theory. But cinema-Darwinism is neither right nor wrong.

by
Harun Farocki

Germany

Silent

9’ · Black/White · 2-Kanal-Videoinstallation

Crew

Director
Harun Farocki
Editing
Harun Farocki
From an idea by
Harun Farocki, Antje Ehmann
Producer
Harun Farocki

Biography

Harun Farocki

Born in Nový Jičín, today the Czech Republic, in 1944. From 1966 to 1968, he studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. He directed more than a hundred films for television and cinema. From 1974 to 1984, Farocki was an editor and author of the magazine "Filmkritik". Starting in 1996, his films and installations were shown in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries. From 2004 to 2011, he was professor for Film and Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Farocki died in 2014.

Filmography (selection)

1967 Die Worte des Vorsitzenden (The Words of the Chairman); 3 min. · Die Worte des Vorsitzenden (The Words of the Chairman); 3 min. 1969 Nicht löschbares Feuer (Inextinguishable Fire); 25 min., Retrospective 2002 1978 Zwischen zwei Kriegen (Between Two Wars); 83 min. · Zwischen zwei Kriegen (Between Two Wars); 83 min. 1982 Etwas wird sichtbar (Before your Eyes Vietnam); 114 min. · Etwas wird sichtbar (Before your Eyes Vietnam); 114 min. 1984 Peter Lorre – das doppelte Gesicht (The Double Face of Peter Lorre); 59 min. 1986 Wie man sieht (As You See); 72 min. · Wie man sieht (As You See); 72 min. 1988 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (Images of the World and the Inscription of War); 75 min. · Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (Images of the World and the Inscription of War); 75 min. 1990 Leben – BRD (How to Live in the FRG); 83 min. · Leben – BRD (How to Live in the FRG); 83 min. 1991 Was ist los? (What's Up?); 60 min. 1992 Videogramme einer Revolution (Videograms of a Revolution); with Andrei Ujica, 106 min. · Videogramme einer Revolution (Videograms of a Revolution); with Andrei Ujica, 106 min. 1995 Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory); 36 min. · Schnittstelle (Interface); video installation, 23 min. · Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory); 36 min. 1996 Der Auftritt (The Appearance); 40 min. 1997 Die Bewerbung (The Interview); 58 min. · Die Bewerbung (The Interview); 58 min. · Stilleben (Still Life); 56 min. · Stilleben (Still Life); 56 min. 2000 Ich glaubte Gefangene zu sehen (I Thought I was seeing Convicts); video installation, 23 min. 2001 Die Schöpfer der Einkaufswelten (The Creators of Shopping Worlds); 72 min. · Auge / Maschine (Eye / Machine); video installation, 23 min. · Die Schöpfer der Einkaufswelten (The Creators of Shopping Worlds); 72 min. 2002 Auge / Maschine II (Eye / Machine II); video installation, 15 min. 2003 Erkennen und Verfolgen (War at a Distance); 58 min. · Auge / Maschine III (Eye / Machine III); video installation, 25 min. 2004 Gegen‑Musik (Counter Music); video installation, 23 min. · Nicht ohne Risiko (Nothing Ventured); 50 min. · Nicht ohne Risiko (Nothing Ventured); 50 min. 2005 Aufstellung (In-Formation); video installation, 16 min. · Ausweg (A Way); video installation, 14 min. 2006 Zur Bauweise des Films bei Griffith (On Construction of Griffith’ Films); video installation, 9 min., Forum Expanded 2006 · Zur Bauweise des Films bei Griffith (On Construction of Griffith’ Films); video installation, 9 min., Forum Expanded 2006 · Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik in elf Jahrzehnten; video installation, 36 min. 2007 Vergleich über ein Drittes; video installation, 24 min. · Deep Play; video installation, 15 min. 2008 Fressen oder Fliegen; video installation, 24 min. 2009 Ernste Spiele III: Immersion; video installation, 20 min. · Zum Vergleich (In Comparison); 61 min. · Zum Vergleich (In Comparison); 61 min. 2012 Ein neues Produkt (A New Product); 37 min. · Ein neues Produkt (A New Product); 37 min. 2013 Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten; 73 min. · Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten; 73 min. 2014 Parallele I–IV (2012–2014); video installation · Parallele I–IV (2012–2014); video installation

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Produced by

Harun Farocki