© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

Harun Farocki

Schnittstelle, 1995

Two-channel video installation black and white and color, sound, 24 min 28 sec (loop) Dimensions variable, projection areas approx. 150 x 200 cm each Director: Harun Farocki Photography: Ingo Kratisch, Leo Borchard Produced by: Musée d'art Moderne de Villeneuve d' Ascq, Harun Farocki Filmproduktion


Artwork text

Harun Farocki was commissioned by the Musée d'art Moderne de Villeneuve d'Ascq/Lille to produce a video on his own work for the exhibition The World after Photography. Reflecting on his on work, it examines what it means to work with existing images rather than producing new ones. The title plays on the double meaning of "Schnitt" (cut), which refers both to Farocki’s work-place, the editing table, as well as the "human-machine-interface" where a person operates a computer using a keyboard and a mouse. (Sabine Breitwieser) Quotes from following films and video tapes: Videogramme einer Revolution (mit Andrei Ujica), BRD 1992, 107 min Nicht löschbares Feuer, BRD 1968/69, 22 min Ein Bild, BRD 1983, 25 min Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik, BRD 1995, 38 min Zwischen zwei Kriegen, BRD 1978, 83 min Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges, BRD 1988, 74 min

Lending history
2014 Berlin, DE, Hamburger Bahnhof 2013 Brussels, BE, Argos vzw Centre for Art & Media 2011 Lisbon, PRT, Goethe Institut 2010 Barcelona, ES, Xcentric at CCCB 2009 Cologne, DE, Museum Ludwig 2009 Prague, CZ, 2009 Paris, F, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume 2007 Oslo, NO, Nationalmuseum for Art, Architecture and Design 2007 Montreal, CA, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery 2002 Dresden, DE, Hochschule für bildende Künste 2001 Münster, DE, Westfälischer Kunstverein 2001 Geneva, BE, SMAK Museum for Contemporary Art