Harun Farocki. Soft Montages / Weiche Montagen
Yilmza Dziewior (Ed.)
Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2011
In his films and video installations Harun Farocki deals with the socio-political dimension of moving pictures. He is most well known for films that are part fiction, part documentary and explore the controlling and surveillance function of the medium. This comprehensive catalogue brings together informed essays by internationally renowned experts who discuss each of the works on display at the KUB. While Jan Verwoert’s contribution is a basic introduction to Farocki’s interdisciplinary oeuvre that spans the fields of art, film (documentary and fiction), and media studies, an interview between Yilmaz Dziewior and Harun Farocki addresses the current installation at the Kunsthaus Bregenz. The elucidating essays are accompanied by numerous images of all of the works and installations on display. Excerpts from Farocki’s journal – including unpublished material – round off the publication.