Harun Farocki Retrospective

Harun Farocki Institut

Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy

October 18 – October 21, 2017


Starting from Harun Farocki’s work with and in pictures, the academy Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy at Silent Green Kulturquartier asks about the challenges of visual teaching and ways to counter the imminent loss of visual agency. Several international institutions will take part in the academy. Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy is accompanied by an opening event at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.



October 19, 2017, 7pm

Accessing Images

Opening event with contributions by Kodwo Eshun (London), Laura Mulvey (London), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Berlin), and Susan Schuppli (London), moderated by Sven Lütticken (Utrecht).


In English language

Free admission

> Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin



October 19 – 21, 2017

Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy


October 19, 2017


Building Blocks

Project of the DFFB − Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin

With Michael Baute, Vivien Kristin Buchhorn, Julia Katharina Milz, and Ewelina Aleksandra Rosinska


Reality would have to begin. Speaking about Farocki

A discussion curated by MASS Alexandria/Egypt.

With Asmaa Barakat, Marianne Fahmy, Assem A. Hendawi, Ash Moniz, Nadia Mounier (from afar), and Nardeen Nabil, moderated by Berit Schuck and Bassam El Baroni with Sandra Schäfer as invited guest



Pnale discussion with members of the Harun Farocki Institut and Sven Lütticken



October 20, 2017


PiL Politicizing image Ltd.

Projects by members of the Institut ruangrupa, Forum Lenteng, OK.Video, Lab Laba-Laba, and 69 Performance Club, Jakarta/Indonesia.

With Farid Rakun (Institut ruangrupa), Abi Rama (Forum Lenteng/69 Performance Club, aus der Ferne), Raslene (Lab Laba-Laba), and Anggraeni Dwi Widhiasih (Koperasi Riset Purusha/Forum Lenteng)



Projects by students of the study program “European Media Studies” of the university of Applied Sciences Potsdam/University of Potsdam.

With Jan Distelmeyer, Pune Djalilehvand, Daniel Franz, Morgana Karch, Victoria Kuo, Daniel Paschen, Judith Pietreck, and Endi Tupja


Borders: After Farocki / Ehmann’s ‘Labour in a Single Shot’

Projects by students of the Temple University Film & Media Arts MFA Program, Philadelphia/USA

With Peter d’Agostino, Nora M. Alter, Madeleine Bishop, Jonas Denzel, Sarah Drury, Samantha Heth, Gabriella Gungon Lopez, Althea Mengxi Rao, and Sonali Udaybabu



October 21, 2017


LARP: Brand New Island

Live Action Role Play of the Lensbased Class at the University of the Arts Berlin.

With Viktor Bone, Josh Crowle, Charlotte Eifler, Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Tania Ilishenko, Jonathan Jung, Laura Katzauer, Peter Kirk, Adrian Knuppertz, Can Kurucu, Magdalena Mitterhofer, Bruno Siegrist, Soma Sohrabi, Hito Steyerl, Mizu Sugai, Mario Udzenija, and Andres Villarreal


Desktop Intervention

Ny Kevin B. Lee (Paris)


Free admission

>Silent Green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin




The Harun Farocki Institut (HaFI) was founded in September 2015 as a platform to research the visual and discursive practice of the filmmaker and author Harun Farocki (1944–2014). The HaFI is a flexibile structure for new peojects that engage with the past, present and the future of image cultures. The HaFI embrace Harun Farocki’s idea of an institution that ‘we can also organize’ as ‘an assembly of working people, not from an abstract understanding but from the contact points of their work.’(1976)


The HaFI’s archive is not conceived of as a self-contained inventory, but as an open collection of material with different functions and materiality which will grow over the course of time. The medium-term goal is the establishment of a workplace which interested researchers, curators, artists, and educators can turn to.


The HaFI is a partner institute for one of three residencies sponsored by the Goethe Institute (Living Archive Residency, Film.Feld.Forschung Residency, Harun Farocki Residency) for international artists, film makers, curators, and scholars. Once every year a recipient will spend three months in Berlin at the invitation of the HaFI.


The first edition of the online magazine Rosa Mercedes is planned for 2018.



Harun Farocki Institut

Silent Green Kulturquartier

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13347 Berlin

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