Nov 8 and 9, 7 pm
Harun Farocki (D)

Films on Work and Business


The Presentation
1996 | video | color | sound | 39 min
Director: Harun Farocki, DOP: Ingo Kratisch, Rosa Mercedes (H.F.)
Production: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion for 3-sat

The Presentation treats the subject of an advertising agency in the throes of pitching a product as a theater piece, since the work of the advertising executive is a theatrical art. In staging their presentations, they not only discuss methods of selling the product, they sell the selling. (H.F.)

The Interview
1997 | video | color | sound | 58 min
Director: Harun Farocki, DOP: Ingo Kratisch, Bernd Löhr
Production: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion

School graduates, drop-outs, the retrained, the long-term unemployed, former drug addicts and middle managers—they all must learn how to present and sell themselves, which is why “self-management” was invented. In an interview, the whole human should reveal himself, not merely his measurable suitability for the job, which can be conveyed, in advance, on paper. It was Kafka who compared taking up a working relationship with the entry into God’s realm, and pointed out that the route to one is just as uncertain as to the other. (H.F.) … >>