Thursday 02. Mai – Sunday 05. Mai 2019
Silent Green Kulturquartier
Silent Green Kulturquartier is a new venue and an independent project that has found a unique home in Berlin in the historic premises of the former Wedding Crematorium. Founded in 2013, it is privately owned and sees itself as a protected space in which to think, research and experiment. The focus is on interdisciplinary work: The boundaries of individual artistic disciplines are to be shifted in order to link them into new, hybrid forms.
Since its founding in September 2015, the Harun Farocki Institute has worked as a platform for research into Farocki’s visual and discursive practice and as a flexible structure for new projects that analyze past, present, and future visual cultures. The small office in the Silent Green Kulturquartier forms the base station of the institute. The foundation of the HaFI is linked to the goal of developing forms of theoretical and visual work that connect with Harun Farocki’s thinking and cinematic practice in order to continue from there. The principles and procedures of essay film, Marxist image analysis, the activation of images for genuine visual research, the literacy of cinematic seeing, the analysis of subjectivation in technical-military dispositives or the critique of the production conditions of film, television and other visual industries form the basis on which the HaFI conceives and carries out its own projects.