Nothing To See Here's One Year Anniversary Screening
A Night of Works by Harun Farocki
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7pm doors, screening starts promptly at 7.30pm, $8 or Pay Way You Can
Dikeou Collection [1615 California Street, Suite 515, Denver]
“The essence of media violence [...] which has become widespread on both surveillance monitors and television sets [...] transform[s] the spectator – just like in times of war – either as an abettor or as a potential victim.”
Last year, Nothing To See Here began by examining the role that media plays in our collective political consciousness. the TV is with us was an abbreviated history of disrupted television airwaves, documents of pirated resistance, and televised hackings. A sampling of television interruptions was followed by a special screening of Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujica’s Videograms of a Revolution, a compelling look at the Romanian revolution of December 1989 in a new media-based form of historiography.
One year later and after Farocki's recent passing, Nothing To See Here revisits his work, presenting three pieces spanning his almost fifty year career. The works we have selected tackle dominant themes in Farocki's overall body of work including issues of war, military engagement, capital and cultural ethics and the corporate occult tied together by the camera's role in documenting and shaping our relationship to the images that they produce.
"Over more than four decades, Farocki produced an extraordinary body of work that, for someone who continuously compared things, situations, and images to one another, is paradoxically incomparable. In all he did, he kept it simple, clear, and grounded. In cinematic terms: at eye level. His legacy spans generations, genres, and geographies. And the abundance of ideas and perspectives in his work does not cease to inspire. It trickles, disseminates, perseveres." (Beginnings: Harun Farocki, 1944–2014; Hito Steyerl, 08, 14)