Worte und Spiele

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

Harun Farocki

Worte und Spiele, 1998

Video, color, sound, 68 min Director: Harun Farocki Photography: Ingo Kratisch, Rosa Mercedes (Harun Farocki), Ludger Blanke Produced by: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion


Artwork text

The most important raw material of the new industrial sector, talk-shows and game-shows, are common people. They are cheap and want to make an appearance, but are they worth looking at? Common people respond to a call that goes out via on-screen text, and after pre-selection they are received by producers and supervisors. The supervisors, of student age, explain the rules of the game and practice getting on and off stage; they inquire into life stories and rehearse them. If the cinema manufactures dreams, this kind of TV manufactures daydreams. (Harun Farocki)

Lending history
2006 Vienna, AT, Österreichisches Filmmuseum