Harun Farocki (1944–2014)

 

Parallel I-IV 2012–2014
Video, 6 channels, 4 monitors, colour, sound
Duration, each: 16 min, 9 min, 7 min, 11 min
Number 4 in an edition of 6 plus 2 artist’s proofs 

  

Workers leaving the Factory in 11 Decades 2006
Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik in 11 Jahrzehnten
Video, 12 channels, 12 monitors, colour, sound
Duration: 12 min
Number 5 in an edition of 5 

 

Harun Farocki was born in 1944 in Neutitschein, an area in the Czech Republic, which had been annexed by the Germans at the time. For over 40 years he has lived and worked in Berlin. The work of the artist and filmmaker, which consists of over 120 films and installations, has had a decisive influence on the history of the political film. Alongside his artistic work, Farocki was a powerful critic, editor, theorist and curator.

Recent solo exhibitions include Museum für Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2014); CAPC museé d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2014); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2014); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City (2014); Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2013); Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany (2012); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2012); MoMA, New York (2011); Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2011); and Tate Modern, London (2009). His work is in the collections of MoMA, New York; The National Gallery, London; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin; and Tate Collection, London.