Harun Farocki, who died unexpectedly this past summer, left behind a staggeringly impressive body of work, much of it engaged with questions surrounding the political and historical dimension of images. Cornell Cinema presents two films in his memory. The first, one of Farocki’s masterpieces, Images of the World and the Inscription of War, is an investigation of the aerial photographs from WWII Germany that revealed the genocide happening nearby at Auschwitz, and it will be introduced by Cathy Crane, Associate Professor of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies at Ithaca College. Professor Crane researched and photographed Farocki’s feature-length documentary I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts (2000). A new digital restoration of Farocki’s short film, An Image, explores a Playboy magazine centerfold shoot from 1983, and it will precede Robert Bresson’s L’Argent as part of the series, Amie Siegel Selects.
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