Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik

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

Harun Farocki

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik, 1995

Video, black and white and color, sound, 36 min Regie: Harun Farocki Produced by: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, Berlin, WDR, Cologne, with contributions by ORF, Vienna, Dr. Heinrich Mis, LAPSUS, Paris, Christian Baute, DRIFT, New York, Chris Hoover


Artwork text

During the course of a year I attempted to find the motif of this film— a workforce leaving the workplace—in as many variants as possible. Sources of reference were found in documentary, industrial and propaganda films, in weekly newscasts and feature films. The first camera in the history of film was focused on a factory, but a hundred years later it can be said that factories have hardly ever attracted film but on the contrary, have tended to reject it. (Harun Farocki)

Lending history
2006 Vienna, AT, Österreichisches Filmmuseum 2005 Innsbruck, AT, Galerie im Taxispalais