DVD released!

Harun Farocki:
Images of the World and the Inscription of War(1988),  
War at a Distance
(2003)

哈伦·法罗基 "世界的图像及战争的铭文"+ "远程的战争  识别与追踪"
하룬 파로키 "세계의 이미지와 전쟁의 비명" + "원거리 전쟁"

Two of the films created by a German filmmaker and film theorist, Harun Farocki, are now available in DVD for very first time in Asian area!


Price: 4320yen (tax .incl.)

Produced by VCT/VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo

Publisher: REF(publishing year;2018)
Distributor: Gendaikikakushitsu,

subtitle; Chinese, Korean and Japanese(original language is German)
中文字幕 / 한국어 자막

©2018 Harun Farocki GbR, DVD video  Region All / NTSC  Total length 130min
ISBN978-4-7738-8036-6


The booklet includes Farocki's essay and description in English.

how to buy / about distribution is here.

Images of the World and the Inscription of War
(original title: Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges, 1988. 75min)

 From the aerial photograph taken by allied forces in 1944, analysts were able to identify the surrounding factories as their bombing target but not the Auschwitz camp. By seeing historic documentations of WWII, Farocki questions how our perception can be controlled when technology and military powers are combined and created new mechanical ways of “seeing”.


War at a Distance (original title:Erkennen und Verfolgen,  2003, 54min.)

In 1991, at the Gulf War, images from the heads of cruise missiles were broadcasted on TV and became viral.  Since then, we entered a new era where machines fight the war without the need of human existence. With the footages of video cameras attached to remote controlled weapons and auto-recognition sensors used in factories, Farocki expresses his doubt in the “eyes” of the technology.

Harun Farocki
The German filmmaker and video artist, Harun Farocki was born in Neutischein, Sudentengau (former Czechoslovakia), in 1944.  In 1966, he started his education in Berlin Film Academy. Starting from 1967, he created over 120 films, videos, and installation pieces.  His works have been shown in various international film festivals and art festivals. He was a visiting professor at the University of California from 1993 to 1999. He also taught in Wien Fine Art Academy from 2011 to 2014. He died unexpectedly near Berlin in 2014 at age 70.
http://www.harunfarocki.de/

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