Etwas wird sichtbar

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Harun Farocki

Etwas wird sichtbar, 1982

Film, 16mm, black and white, sound, transferred to video, english subtitles, 114 min Director: Harun Farocki Cast: Frank Arnold, Hartmut Bitomsky, Gerd Volker Bussäus, Bruno Ganz, Wolf-Dieter Fallert, Harun Farocki, Ernst Helter, Klaus Henrichs, Ursula Hoffmann, Rainer Homann, Inga Humpe, Ming HuToMo, Elfriede Irrall, Jusri Jusuf, Ulf Kadritzke, Jeff Layton, Manfred Lindlbauer, Lina Lubig, Anna Mandel, Willem Menne, Ingrid Oppermann, Olaf Scheuring, Nanette Lorraine Schumacher, Gisela Stelly, Ronny Tanner, Jacques Thiti, Michael Wagner, Marcel Werner, Klaus Wohlfahrt, Hanns Zischler Photography: Ingo Kratisch, Wolf-Dieter Fallert Produced by: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, ZDF


Artwork text

Farocki also uses things in counter-intuitive ways. He films theorems where it turns out that theory can also create delirium and that abstraction is also art and a mockery of nature. The characters in the film speak a dialogue composed of sentences and ideas from books. This is consid-ered non-filmic, because films have always been made for us in accordance with a model in which creating illusions takes precedence. Farocki simply favors another, no less genuine filmic possibility. Montage is a means of activating fiction. Then the images start to think. (Frieda Grafe)