Wie man sieht

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

Harun Farocki

Wie man sieht, 1986

Film, 16mm, black and white, sound, transferred to video, 72 min Director: Harun Farocki, Michael Pehlke (assistant) Photography: Ingo Kratisch, Ronny Tanner Produced by: Harun Farocki, Ulrich Ströhle


Artwork text

Farocki’s montage is inspired by a doubt that inserts itself between two images. This doubt is inscribed as a motto in an epilogue that precedes the film As You See: this takes the form of a comment on a kind of involuntary picture puzzle, a drawing that shows a plow, which could also be a cannon and vice versa. “The plow only serves to provide a support for the cannon” is the comment, and then:“War is based on working for a living.” (Christa Blümlinger)