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7th april – 18th june 2015

A historical retrospective of German filmmaker Harun Farocki

Recognized as one of the most original members of the New German Cinema movement, the work ofHarun Farocki(Czechoslovakia, 1944), composed of more than one hundred titles, always maintained a political reflection and questioned the influence of visual media on human thought. Close to the nouvelle vague style in his first films, his filmography gradually evolved towards a very committed “guerilla cinema.” Farocki knew how to convey the criticism of images to a mutant terrain, similar, although different, to Godard’s cinema, where fiction and documentary come together in the form of an essay.

Becoming an image: a historical retrospective of the German filmmaker Harun FarockiIt works as a tribute to the filmmaker who died in 2014, a fundamental figure when it comes to talking about the centrality of the image in our culture. The series, organized by LABoral Centro de Arte, the Goethe-Institut Madrid and the Gijón International Film Festival, has the collaboration of the Municipal Foundation of Culture, Education and Popular University of the Gijón City Council and LABoral City of Culture. The six sessions, which cover the filmography of the German filmmaker from his beginnings, in the sixties, to his latest films, will be projected in the Auditorium of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura and in the assembly hall of the Culture Center Old Institute.


  • Images of the world and epigraph of war, 1988 Date: April 7 Time: 7 p.m. Place: City of Culture Paraninfo Duration: 75′
  • Recognize and pursue, 2003 + Workers leaving the factory, 1995 Date: April 18 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Old Institute Culture Center Total: 95′
  • unquenchable fire, 1969 + Prison images, 2001 Date: May 7 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Ciudad de la Cultura Paraninfo Total: 105′
  • Not without risk,2004 + Still life, 1997 Date: May 23 Time: 7 p.m.
    Place: Old Institute Culture CenterTotal: 108′
  • How it looks, 1986Date: June 4Time: 7 p.m.Place: Ciudad de la Cultura ParaninfoTotal: 69′
  • Videograms of a revolution, 1992Date: June 18Time: 7 p.m.Place Old Institute Culture CenterTotal: 106′

Synopsis and complete program of the Convert(se) into image cycle[+]
More information about Harun Farocki and his work[+]

They organize:

LABoral grande 2 líneas

Goethe Institute


In collaboration with:

Fundación Cultura Ayuntamiento Gijón
Ciudad de la cultura