2017, Wed, Oct 18

Accessing Images. Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy

With Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Kodwo Eshun, Laura Mulvey, Natascha Sadr Haghigian, Susan Schuppli and others

© Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Tashweesh)

© Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Tashweesh)

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 Farocki Now 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.