Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (Images of the World and the Inscription of War) 1988

8.00PM Wed 7 Mar 2018 (1hr 13mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Please note Images of the World and the Inscription of War 1988 (73 mins) will screen and not Harun Farocki's War at a Distance 2003 as advertised in the cinema brochure. The film will be preceded by two short films: Omer Fast's 5000 Feet is the Best 2011 (30 mins) and Akram Zaatari's Letter to a Refusing Pilot 2013 (34 min).

'Made 43 years after the second world war, Harun Farocki's film Images of the world and the Inscription of War 1988 is one of the most celebrated works by this influential artist and filmmaker. The film focuses on the 'blind spots' in the interpretation of aerial photographs taken during an American bombing raid in 1944 of an industrial plant in Germany. Only decades later, when the photos were analysed by the CIA, was it realised that the Auschwitz concentration camps were also captured in these images. Farocki shows the links between war and photography, exploring how perception during times of conflict is conditioned by what people want or don't want to see, rendering observers as either passive accomplices or victims in times of war.' Tate

CREDITS

16MM TRANSFERRED TO SD VIDEO, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, STEREO, 73 MINUTES, GERMANY, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: HARUN FAROCKI / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/RESEARCHER: MICHAEL TRABITZSCH / CINEMATOGRAPHER INGO KRATISCH / EDITOR: ROSA MERCEDES / SOUND: KLAUS KLINGLER / PRODUCTION CO: HARUN FAROCKI FILMPRODUKTION / COURTESY: VIDEO DATA BANK