Videogramme einer Revolution

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

Harun Farocki mit Andrei Ujica

Videogramme einer Revolution, 1992

Film, 16mm, color, sound, transferred to video, 106 min Produced by: Harun Farocki, Ulrich Ströhle


Artwork text

The Attic drama, the action film, the drawing-room intrigue and the Soviet revolutionary film came together in a media synthesis, which reduced to their common denominator, has since once again become a linguistic cliché: history as a media spectacle. It is possible to sense that history almost invisibly changed its form, or, more precisely, its rhythm, and became a function of the live medium. It is most likely to occur where a fast, mobile, “direct” recording device guaranteed the presence of the people acting and the authenticity of their actions. (Klaus Kreimeier)

Lending history
2009 Vienna, AT, Kunsthalle 2009 New York, NY, USA, Austrian Cultural Forum New York 2007 Vienna, AT, TBA-21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary 2006 Vienna, AT, Galerie Bildende Kunst