Published by Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC. Edited by Niels Van Tomme. Text by Jimena Canales, Harun Farocki, Hilde Van Gelder, et al.
Visibility Machines explores the unique roles that German filmmaker, video artist and author Harun Farocki (1944-2014) and American artist and author Trevor Paglen (born 1974) play as meticulous observers of global military operations. Investigating forms of surveillance, espionage and weaponry, Farocki and Paglen both examine the ways in which military activities transform and politicize our relationship to images and the realities they appear to represent. The publication contains a number of newly commissioned essays by esteemed scholars who approach the work from diverse thematic perspectives, in addition to texts by Farocki and Paglen, as well as three exclusive visual essays exploring themes emerging from a dialogue between their work.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Benedikt Reichenbach. Text by Thomas Elsaesser, Maren Grimm, Jan Verwoert, Christa Blümlinger, Dietrich Leder, Ute Holl, Benedikt Reichenbach, Matthias Rajmann, Hila Peleg, Anselm Franke.
This publication attempts to map the visual approach of one of Germany's foremost documentary filmmakers, Harun Farocki (born 1944). Unlike other, more theoretical publications on his work, Diagrams looks at still images to trace specific movements and patterns in ten Farocki films.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Nina Möntmann. Text by Dirk Baecker, Jochen Becker, Diedrich Diederichsen, Mark Fisher, Anthony Iles, Nina Möntmann, Nina Power. Interview by Gabriele Fischer.
Harun Farocki’s (born 1944) latest film Ein Neues Produkt looks at the structure of workplaces from architectural, social and economic perspectives, documenting a year in the life of a consulting firm. This accompanying volume includes six essays and an interview.
Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior. Text by Jan Verwoert, Christa Blümlinger, et. al.
Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, this book on the eminent German filmmaker Harun Farocki (born 1944) comprehensively compiles descriptions and analysis of Farocki's massive body of film and video work. Farocki adds textual contributions of his own, commenting on each of his works since the mid-1960s.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Antje Ehmann, Kodwo Eshun. Foreword by Alex Sainsbury. Text by Harun Farocki, Michael Baute, Jammes Benning, Nicole Brenez, Sabeth Buchmann, Alice Creischer, Diederich Diederichsen, George Didi-Hubermann, et al.
The first monograph on the prolific German filmmaker, video artist and author Harun Farocki (born 1944), Against What? Against Whom? compiles a complete filmography, beginning with Farocki's early Marxist educational films, “Direct Cinema” works and his film-essays, and more recent installations that draw on a variety of found footage. Against What also contains a checklist of installations alongside over 20 essays from a variety of admirers and a new essay by Farocki himself, which combines reflections on his own films with a short history of film-making in West Germany over the past 40 years.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Helmut Draxler, Matthias Michalka, Elisabeth Büyyner.
In his recent exhibition at Vienna’s Museum of Modern Art, Harun Farocki showed two split-screen video installations: “Comparison via a Third” looks at international methods of brick-making and “Eye/Machine” takes on contemporary surveillance technology. Farocki’s work was also recently seen at Documenta XII, 2007.