Stilleben / Still Life
Germany-The Netherlands-France, 1997, 16mm
According to Harun Farocki, today’s photographers working in advertising are, in a way, continuing the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters in that they depict objects from everyday life – the “still life”. The filmmaker illustrates this intriguing hypothesis with three documentary sequences which show the photographers at work creating a contemporary “still life”: a cheese-board, beer glasses and an expensive watch.
*Screening along with An Image and Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet at Work on Franz Kafka’s Amerika (€5 ticket includes all films)