Thursday 04 December, 20:00h

Prisons Footage. Harun Farocki

Harun Farocky elaborates a lucid yet disturbing essay about the "control" watching by means of footage from USA maximum security prisons surveillance cameras -which include the death of a prisoner in a fight- and other materials and film fragments (scenes by Genet, Bresson and from Nazi documentaries). In his latest film, Respite, he uses a Nazi propaganda film shot -by order of the commander- by a prisoner in a transit camp, who was subsequently deported and killed; another concise and appalling analysis of found footage.

Gefängnisbilder, Harun Farocki. Germany, 2000, 60 min, video, OVSS (original version Spanish subtitles)
Respite, Harun Farocki. Germany, 2007, 30 min, video, OVSS


Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
With the collaboration of
Revista Butxaca, Maumaubarcelona.com