Harun Farocki began his career as a film director and was author and editor of Filmkritik in Munich from 1974 to 1984, in which he focused on theoretical ideas about the image. He has produced an immense body of films, videos and writings that discourse on the role of images in the wielding of cultural and political power. In particular, his work focuses on the convergences of war, sport, politics, and institutions as diverse as prisons, the cinema and other media.
1944 born in Nový Jicin (Neutitschein), in the then German-annexed Czechoslovakia. 1966-1968 studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (West). 1966 married to Ursula Lefkes. 1968 birth of daughters Annabel Lee und Larissa Lu. 1974 - 1984 author and editor of the journal Filmkritik in Munich. 1998 - 1999 Speaking about Godard / Von Godard sprechen, New York / Berlin (with Kaja Silverman). 1993-1999 visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. 2001 married to Antje Ehmann. Since 1966 over 100 productions for television or the cinema: children’s television, documentary films, film essays, story films. Since 1996 numerous group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries. 2007 at documenta 12 with Deep Play. Since 2004 guest professor, since 2006 full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
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