Images of the World and the Inscription of War

Wolfonian Museum Film Screenings. Sept 11, 2011. 4:00 p.m.

altThe Wolfsonian Museum will present Harun Farocki’s film, Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989, 75 minutes). Thematically rooted in the double meaning of Aufklärung – the German word for both enlightenment and aerial surveillance – Farocki’s film maps the murky distinction between imaged event and lived experience in a world of technologically mediated vision.

It traces the effect of imaging technology on human thought and action, illustrating how the representation (the virtual) and the thing itself (the actual) tend to converge wherever perception is subject to the selective sight lines of the camera. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information call 305.535.2644 or email [email protected].

Wolfsonian Museum-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL   33139

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