Starts:
May
02
2009
Exhibition:

Harun Farocki

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POSTED BY: Pieter-Paul Mortier | Thu Apr 16th, 2009 7:24 a.m.

Harun Farocki began his career as a film director and was editor of Filmkritik, a magazine in which (from 1974 to 1984) he articulated an important set of theoretical ideas about the image. Employing a wide range of media, his own work analyses the convergences of war, economics and politics within the social space. In parallel to this, since the early 1990s he has been making video tapes and installations concerned with the production and processing of images in the media and the institutions that disseminate them.

STUK co-produced (in collaboration with Jeu de Paume in Paris) his new work Immersion. For this video installation Farocki visited a workshop organised by the Institute for Creative Technologies, a research centre for virtual reality and computer-simulations. One of their projects concerns the development of a therapy for war-veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Farocki is interested in the use of virtual realities and games in the recruting, training and now also therapy for soldiers. In this exhibition Immersion is shown together with Inextinguishable Fire (1969) and the Eye/Machine trilogy (2000-2003).

STUK arts centre
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Opening: sat 2 May 09 . 19:00
Open: 10 May - 14 June 09
wed-thu 14:00 - 21:00
fr-sat-sun 14:00 - 18:00

http://www.stuk.be/expo/detail/57083/language/en

Link:
http://www.stuk.be/expo/detail/57083/language/en