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Ctq Still Life Hero

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Still Life

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

7 Dec

Typically, Farocki restricts himself to reworking material produced solely through the original means of consumption production, emerging with a portrait of the modern world as both sci-fi simulacrum and memento mori.

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  • Farocki’s preoccupation with the Barthesian power of cultural-industrial detritus proceeds from a typically brilliant formal hypothesis: seeing 20th-century advertising as today’s analogue to the still life paintings of the 17th century Flemish masters. A cheeseboard, beer glasses, a watch, are all made over as that most revered of contemplative sites: the “art object”.

    Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.