Tribute: Harun Farocki

The Inscription of the World
In memory of filmmaker Harun Farocki

On July 30th, 2014, the German director and video artist Harun Farocki died unexpectedly at the age of 70. Starting in the middle of the 1960s and over several decades, Farocki made about 120 films and installations, developing an extremely original and specific form of essayist-documentary cinema that explores the functions, realities and ideologies of modern media image production in various ways. In a simultaneously analytical and playful manner, the filmmaker posed questions, made statements, speculated and insisted, and thus created a rich, politically and aesthetically challenging oeuvre that is unequalled in contemporary filmmaking. With Farocki’s passing, cinema has lost a great thinker, provocateur and analyst – and a wonderful person.

In memory of Harun Farocki the Viennale will dedicate a multi-part program to the filmmaker featuring his most important works.