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In Comparsion – Harun Farocki / Screening + Talk #5

Contributors:Szolnoki József
Venue: Nest
Opening:10/18/2022 19:00 (Tue)
Duration:10/18 - 10/18/2022

The film will be shown in German with English subtitles, and the conversations will be in Hungarian and whatever else is available.
Admission is free, everyone is welcome!

■ 18 October // TUESDAY 7PM
Harun Farocki: Zum Vergleich / In Comparsion (2009., 61 min)

Bricks are the resonating foundations of society. Bricks are simply very long-playing records. Like records, they appear in series, but every brick is slightly different – not just another brick in the wall. Bricks create spaces, organize social relations and store knowledge about social structures. They resonate in a ways that tells us if they are any good. Bricks form the basic sound of our societies, but we haven't yet learned to listen to them.

Farocki's film lets our eyes and ears consider different traditions of brick production in comparison – and not in competition, not as a clash of cultures. Farocki shows us various brick production sites in their colours, movements and sounds.

Farocki shows sites of brick prodution in their colours, movements and sounds. Brick burning, brick carrying, bricklaying, bricks on bricks, no voice-over. 20 inter-titles in 60 minutes tell us something about the temporality of brickmaking processes. The film shows us that certain modes of production require their own duration and that differences between cultures can be shown in brick time.

(Ute Holl)

The exhibition is mutually realized by aqb and the Goethe-Institut.