2015, Fri, Feb 27

Thinking with Farocki 2

With Filipa César, Diedrich Diederichsen, Klaus Wyborny, and Anselm Franke

Filmmaker, mentor, and teacher: this day is dedicated to Harun Farocki. Long-standing friends, companions, and associates will trace his work and influence in an intensive series of presentations and reflective discussions.

Moderation: Michael Baute (writer, curator, Berlin)

Program

2 pm – 2.30 pm
The Trouble with Palms
Filipa César (artist, filmmaker, Berlin)

2.30 pm – 3 pm
1978 – 1972 – 1969
Diedrich Diederichsen (cultural scientist, journalist, curator, Berlin)

3 pm – 3.30 pm
Krieg der Welten
Klaus Wyborny (filmmaker, director, actor, Hamburg)

3.30 pm – 4 pm
Map – Matching
Anselm Franke (curator, writer, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)

Contributors

Michael Baute is an author, lecturer, and media worker. Since 1992, he has published writings on cinema in various books, catalogues, and magazines, as well as the blog newfilmkritik.de, which he cofounded in 2001. He published Minutentexte: The Night of the Hunter (2006) jointly with Volker Pantenburg and coauthored the associated radio play Minutentexte (2008). In 2008/2009 he served as artistic director of the project Kunst der Vermittlung. Aus den Archiven des Filmvermittelnden Films (kunst-der-vermittlung.de), which dealt with the research, collection, and distribution of audiovisual forms of education on film and cinema. Since 2010, he has regularly held seminars and workshops on film education, as well as on film itself as a means of film education, including the production of video essays.

Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. In her work she reflects on subjects of political and social significance. She explores the fictional aspects of the documentary film genre and the politics behind the creation of moving images. Her work encompasses the filmic languages of storytelling, chronicling, documentary, and the experimental.

Diedrich Diederichsen is a professor of the theory, practice, and communication of contemporary art at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Since the 1980s, he has regularly published writings on popular and contemporary music, as well as contemporary art, cinema, theater, design, and politics in periodicals such as die tageszeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, theater heute, and Texte zur Kunst. Recent book publications include Über Pop-Musik (2014), The Sopranos (2012), Psicodelia y ready-made (2010), and Utopia of Sound (2010). Jointly with Anselm Franke, he curated the 2013 exhibition The Whole Earth as part of The Anthropocene Project at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Anselm Franke is a curator and critic. Since 2013, he has headed the Department of Visual Arts at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, where he has co-curated the exhibition and publication The Whole Earth with Diedrich Diederichsen, the exhibition After Year Zero with Annett Busch (both 2013), and recently the exhibition Forensis with Eyal Weizman, 2014. His seminal project Animism was presented in different versions in Antwerp, Bern (2010), Vienna (2011), Berlin, and on e-flux, New York (2012). Franke has edited numerous publications and regularly contributes articles to magazines such as Metropolis M, e-flux journal, and Cabinet. He was curator of the Taipei Biennial 2012 and the Shanghai Biennale 2014.

Klaus Wyborny is among the highest-profile exponents of international avant-garde film. His films are represented in the collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has taught at such universities and art academies as Ohio State University, Columbus, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, and the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. In 2009 he assumed a professorship at the Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences. He has created a multifaceted body of work that explores the boundaries between experimental, documentary, and essay film. His books Elementare Schnitt-Theorie des Spielfilms (2013) and Grundzüge einer Topologie des Narrativen (2014) have opened up new terrain in film theory. He was awarded the Prix Walter Benjamin in France in 2013.