Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki (1944)


1944, Germany, lives/works in Berlin.
Farocki attended the Deutsche Film-und Fernsakademie in Berlin from 1966 till 1968. He has made around ninety films and videos, including three feature films and a number of documentaries. Between 1974 and 1984 he published the journal Filmkritik, for which he also wrote articles. Farocki has developed a critical manner of cinematography that concentrates on the image as a means of technical control. His films vary, both stylistically and in terms of content, from the psychological thriller Betrayed (1985) to the filmic essay with which Farocki is mainly associated: How to live in the German Federal Republic (1990), Videograms of a Revolution (1992), Workers leaving the factory (1995), I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts (2000) and Eye/Machine I-III (2001-2003) which was shown in 2004 in the ‘Carnegie International’ in Pittsburgh.