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Harun Farocki: Consider Labour

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Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee proudly presents Harun Farocki: Consider Labour, the first major exhibition in Scotland of significant film works by pioneering filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014).

Underpinned by the political activism of working class culture in Dundee, evident in the Marxist Reading Group on the 1993 Timex Strike picket line and the recent Better than Zero campaign against poverty pay, the exhibition at Cooper Gallery gives this most radical of cities an emotive relationship with all others who labour.

Re-inventing the 'filmic essay', Farocki's thought-provoking oeuvre investigates how capitalism, consumerism, media, technology and war intertwine with all our lives for the past century. Influenced by theatre director Bertolt Brecht, philosopher Theodor Adorno, and film director Jean-Luc Godard, Farocki's unique style of non-narrative-filmmaking consistently addresses practices of labour and the production of images that are concerned with understanding, reflecting and confronting modern society.

Bringing together the ten-screen film installation Labour in a Single Shot with Farocki's most celebrated filmic essays; Workers Leaving the Factory (1995), Georg K. Glaser ' Writer and Smith (1988), and In Comparison (2009), Harun Farocki: Consider Labour at Cooper Gallery critically questions the technological, aesthetic, and political conditions of making labour visible.

Celebrating the potency and pertinence of Farocki's endeavour today, a series of public events including reading groups, screenings, talks and Labour in a Single Shot workshops will take place during the exhibition run. A panel discussion featuring Farocki's collaborator Antje Ehmann will be held at the exhibition preview on 2 February.

Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday, 12-5pm
Continues until 1 April 2023

Image Credit:
Cristián Silva-Avária, Concrete, Labour in a
Single Shot. Rio de Janeiro, 2012. From
Labour in a Single Shot by Antje Ehmann
and Harun Farocki, 2013.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
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