Mai 2018
05.05.2018 -
26.05.2018
2018 / 201805 / Ausstellung
Hinterland, Part 1
The eyes of the lighthouse

Cliona Harmey, Monica Ursina Jäger, Salvatore Vitale, VOLUMES
 
09.05.2018
2018 / 201805 / Buchvernissage / website launch
Book + Web Launch
Æther #1: Flughafen Kloten: Anatomie eines komplizierten Ortes


 

Juni 2018
02.06.2018 -
23.06.2018
2018 / 201806 / Ausstellung
Hinterland, Part 2
Blood as a rover

Jürgen Baumann, Gregory Collavini, David Jacques, Tuula Närhinen, Claudia Stöckli, VOLUMES
 

Monday, 10.11.2008
21:00h

 

Kino
Still Life von Harun Farocki
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According to Harun Farocki, today's photographers working in advertising are, in a way, continuing the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters in that they depict objects from everyday life - the "still life". The filmmaker illustrates this intriguing hypothesis with three documentary sequences which show the photographers at work creating a contemporary "still life": a cheese-board, beer glasses and an expensive watch.


Still Life, Harun Farocki, 1997


This remarkable film by Harun Farocki is a powerful essay and commentary on contemporary life. It compares the still-lifes of the Dutch painters with the still-lifes of today: Photographs for advertisements for cheese, beer and watches. Farocki's film is about objects because, according to the director, "Gods and heroes are no longer imaginable." Using behind-the-scenes glimpses of modern advertising offices, where employees toil at the proper placement of objects for maximum sales effect, Farocki presents a vision of our reality in which objects bear witness to their producers. In these objects is a new image of man. With English commentary.


The cheese board

Posted by Urs Lehni