Thinking with Farocki 3

With Detlef Gericke-Schönhagen, Tom Holert, and Hito Steyerl

Fri, Feb 27, 2015
4.30–6.30 pm
Fri + Sat Dayticket (incl. exhibition) each 8€/6€

With English-German simultaneous translation

Filmmaker, mentor, and teacher: this day is dedicated to Harun Farocki. Long-standing friends, companions, and associates will trace his work and influence in an intensive series of presentations and reflective discussions.

Moderation: Michael Baute (writer, curator, Berlin)


4.30 pm – 5 pm
„Ein Schiff mit Zähnen, das ist zum Gähnen.“ Harun Farockis Kurzdokumentarfilme für Kinder
Detlef Gericke-Schönhagen (director Goethe-Institut Boston/Vilnius)

5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
"Mein Einzelarbeitsplatz". Zu Harun Farockis Theorie der Produktion
Tom Holert (art historian, writer, artist, Berlin)

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Explode Explosion Eye
Hito Steyerl (writer, artist, Berlin)


Michael Baute is an author, lecturer, and media worker. Since 1992, he has published writings on cinema in various books, catalogues, and magazines, as well as the blog, which he cofounded in 2001. He published Minutentexte: The Night of the Hunter (2006) jointly with Volker Pantenburg and coauthored the associated radio play Minutentexte (2008). In 2008/2009 he served as artistic director of the project Kunst der Vermittlung. Aus den Archiven des Filmvermittelnden Films (, which dealt with the research, collection, and distribution of audiovisual forms of education on film and cinema. Since 2010, he has regularly held seminars and workshops on film education, as well as on film itself as a means of film education, including the production of video essays.

Detlef Gericke-Schönhagen has been director of the Goethe-Institut Boston since February 2009. From 1991 to 2002 he was director of the Goethe-Institut Göteborg, Sweden, and headed the programming department of the Goethe-Institut Jakarta, Indonesia. From 2003 to 2009 he served as head of the film department at the Goethe-Institut central offices in Munich, where he was responsible for coordinating the international film program. He studied at the Free University Berlin, the University of Toulouse Le Mirail and the University of Tübingen. Gericke-Schönhagen assumes the directorship of the Goethe-Institut Vilnius in 2015.