Harun Farocki Retrospective

Arsenal Cinema

Year by Year / Side by Side


For the first time, the complete cinematic works of Harun Farocki will be shown at the Arsenal Cinema under the title Nacheinander / Nebeneinander. 100 films by Harun Farocki will be presented in three thematic blocks. The program will be accompanied by a series of discussions.


Curated by the Harun Farocki Institut with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus



September 16 – 30, 2017

Opening of the first thematic block: September 15, 2917, 8pm, with films by Harun Farocki from 1966 – 1969, presented by the Harun Farocki Institut.


October 22 – 31, 2017

Opening of the second thematic block: October 21, 2017, 8.30pm with the film Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1988) by Harun Faocki, followed by a discussion with Christa Blümlinger (Prof. Film Studies, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis) and Nora M. Alter (Prof. Film and Media Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia).


November 21 – 30, 2017

Opening of the third thematic block: November 20, 2017, 8pm, with the films Schlagworte – Schlagbilder. Ein Gespräch mit Vilém Flusser (1986) by Harun Farocki and Die Teilung aller Tage (1970) by Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki, followed by a discussion with Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin) and Ute Holl (Prof. Prof. Media Studies, University of Basel).



Admission: ticket (€ 7,50; members Arsenal and n.b.k.: € 5)

> Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin




The Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art aims to communicate international film culture in a lively manner: Working at the point where practice and theory come together, the institute comprises a space for thinking outside the box in (film) cultural terms, a cinema whose attention is focused on independent and experimental film and a communication platform for promoting dynamic exchange between film, academia and art linked to a whole network of different organizations.Its work encompasses the running of the two-screen arsenal cinema, putting on the Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded, distributing films as arsenal distribution and collecting and communicating works of independent and experimental cinema as well as avant-garde film history. 



With over 1000 screenings a year, the cinema provides a program that brings together the historical and the contemporary, the academic and the popular, and the highbrow and the subcultural. Adventurous directorial debuts from young talents, innovative film and video art from all corners of the world, international film history from A to Z – the program is the expression of a curatorial approach based on the assumption that cinema is continually changing and is therefore in constant need of “rediscovery”.Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art is responsible for organizing one of the sections of the annual Berlin International Film Festiva, that stands for example for new trends in world cinema, unconventional, essayistic works of cinema, long-term observations, documentaries, and unknown cinematographies. Since 2006, Forum Expanded has extended the program to include experimental film and video art for both cinema and exhibition contexts.Since 2016, the Arsenal archive is based in Silent Green Kulturquartier. The archive comprises more than 8.000 titles. According to the motto “living archive”, it stresses the reference to the practices of the present.



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