Inextinguishable Fire: Harun Farocki Retrospective @ Block Museum, Evanston [from 9 February to 8 March]

Inextinguishable Fire: Harun Farocki Retrospective

- 8
19:00 - 21:00

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Block Museum
40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Over his 50+ year career, German documentary filmmaker and essayist Harun Farocki's films made astute and brilliant observations of the contradictions of German society, politics, and economics, and how these national issues are situated in a global context. This quickly distinguished him as a unique and passionate critical voice in world cinema. The film series Inextinguishable Fire provides a concise introduction to the work of this prolific artist through a representative cross-section of his films, from his rebellious 1960’s agit-prop short films to later works—biting critiques of the media, consumerist society, and representations of war.

Friday, February 9, 7pm
Europe Is Burning
The Words of the Chairman (Die Worte Des Vorsitzenden, 1967, Germany, Format, 3 min.)
Their Newspapers (Ihre Zeitungen, 1968, Germany, Format, 17 min.)
White Christmas (1968, Germany, Format, 3 min.)
Inextinguishable Fire (Nicht Löschbares Feuer, 1969, Germany, Format, 25 min.)

Thursday, February 22, 7pm
All-Consuming Shopping Worlds
A Day in the Life of a Consumer (Ein Tag Im Leben Der Endverbraucher, 1993, Germany, Format, 44 min.)
The Creators of the Shopping Worlds (Schöpfer Der Einkaufswelten, 2001, Germany, Format, 72 min.)

Thursday, March 1, 7pm
Catch Phrases—Catch Images
Catch Phrases Catch Images: A Conversation with Vilem Flusser (Schlagworte Schlagbilder: Ein Gespräch Mit Vilem Flusser, 1986, Germany, Format, 13 min.)
Videograms of a Revolution (Videogramme Einer Revolution, 1992, Germany, Format, 106 min.)

Thursday, March 8, 7pm
Blind Spots of Memory
Respite (Aufschub, 2007, Germany, Format, 40 min.)
Images of the World and the Inscription of War (Bilder Der Welt Und Inschrift Des Krieges, 1988, Germany, Format, 75 min.)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut Chicago and Northwestern University Department of German
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