Images of the World and the Inscription of War

Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1988) is one of Harun Farocki's most discussed films. It has contributed enormously to Farocki's international reputation, especially in the U.S., and is a particular crystallization point within Farocki's oeuvre. The automation of image technologies and work processes; the intertwining of civilian production and military destruction; the question of how to address the terror of the Nazi extermination camps cinematographically: these and many other themes are invoked in Images of the World as well as its predecessor, the shorter WDR production Images-War (1987). The material compiled here traces some of the lines of connection in Farocki's work and also points beyond them.

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Works by the Harun Farocki Institut