The Counter-Image

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Kevin B. Lee, Harun Farocki: Lexicon, 2019

Harun Farocki (1944–2014) produced over 120 works of film, television, and video art, but his immense impact on the media landscape has yet to be fully appreciated.

 

Following his tenure as the first artist-in-residence of the newly formed Harun Farocki Institut in Berlin, video essayist, critic, and filmmaker Kevin B. Lee produced a series of video essays on Farocki for the Goethe-Institut. 

 

Lee’s video essays adopt Farocki’s own strategy of “images studying images” to explore the latter’s formidable oeuvre, applying such novel approaches as desktop documentary and videographic lexicography. This screening matches the video essays with key works spanning Farocki’s five- decade career.

 

Lee’s pedagogical and inviting video essays offer a contemporary perspective on this continuum of approaches to studying images, and serve as a friendly entry point for future researchers who seek to navigate the depth of the Farocki collection.

 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kevin B. Lee moderated by Steffanie Ling.

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Harun Farocki –The Counter-Image
KEVIN B. LEE, GERMANY, 2018, DIGITAL, 11 MIN, ENGLISH

 

Two Paths
HARUN FAROCKI, GERMANY, 1966, DIGITAL, 3 MIN, GERMAN

 

Harun Farocki – Lexicon
KEVIN B. LEE, GERMANY, 2018, DIGITAL, 13 MIN, ENGLISH

 

Catch Phrases – Catch Images. A Conversation with Vilém Flusser
HARUN FAROCKI, GERMANY, 1986, DIGITAL, 13 MIN, GERMAN

 

Harun Farocki – Presented
KEVIN B. LEE, GERMANY, 2018, DIGITAL, 11 MIN, ENGLISH

 

Parallel II
HARUN FAROCKI, GERMANY, 2014, DIGITAL, 9 MIN, GERMAN

 

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Co-presented with Goethe- Institut Toronto, Trinity Square Video (TSV), and SAW Video Media Arts Centre. Kevin B. Lee is a guest of the Goethe-Institut.

  • Kevin B. Lee (1975, USA) is a filmmaker and film critic who temporarily backed away from his work behind a screen to spend more of his time interacting with people. During this period he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, pursuing master’s degrees in Film, Video, New Media and Animation, and in Visual and Critical Studies. In his short films and documentaries, Lee often criticises the medium of film and the film industry

Co-presented with

  • Goethe-Institut Toronto
  • Trinity Square Video
  • SAW Video Media Arts Centre