Since studying at the German Film and Television Academy in (West) Berlin (1966-68), Harun Farocki has made over one hundred productions for television and cinema including documentaries, educational works, film essays and video works for exhibitions, which often take the form of installations.
Underpinning the work is a historically based engagement with the socio-political dimensions of the present. This involves audiences in a constantly evolving space in which the structures of their own time can be examined. Farocki is also a writer and lecturer, and has taught at both Berkeley and Harvard, as well as at Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts since 2006.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10