As long as wars have been fought, wars have needed to be sold. And just like with weapons, the US armed forces have long been on the cutting edge of propaganda.
Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl, a Perfect Pairing (in Theory)
Where Farocki’s works are meditative, Steyerl’s are bold and loud — which would make for an interesting juxtaposition if the selected works didn’t feel so at odds with each other.
The Endless Work of Labor in the Age of Global Production
Through a wide range of artist projects and programs, Re:Working Labor asks us to locate our respective places in the global labor chain.
Contemporary Filmmakers Are Using Fiction to Explore Facts
Several films at the Open City Documentary Festival unseat normal notions of “real” and “fake” in nonfiction.
A 1960s Sci-Fi Series Takes on Renewed Relevance
A group show featuring the likes of Jenny Holzer and Harun Farocki frames the dystopian world of 1960s British TV show The Prisoner as a harbinger of 21st-century surveillance capitalism.
Artists Disrupt and Deconstruct the Modern Workplace
SAN FRANCISCO — I will admit that it had been a long day filled with mundane tasks — conference calls, email catch-up, copyediting — when I wandered into the exhibition Office Space, currently on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann Arrive at Work
BOSTON — Two factory doors swing open and a rabble emerges. French workers literally stream out into the world in a seemingly choreographed departure after a long day at work.
The Mediated Reality of Harun Farocki
Last month, German filmmaker and artist Harun Farocki died at the age of 70. Farocki made films that were unabashedly political yet remarkably reserved.