Harun Farocki, Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Harun Farocki, Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Harun Farocki, Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life (film still), 1972

Bar Laika presents
Harun Farocki, Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Date
December 26, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
New York, NY 11238
USA

Join us at Bar Laika on Thursday, December 26 at 9pm for a screening of Harun Farocki's Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of Your Life.

Harun Farocki, Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life, 1972, 10 minutes 
Farocki's ten-minute short film is composed of shots of an AFN DJ at work, and of a car ride. The unemotional narrator and scraps of songs illustrate the connection between music and memory, while the accelerating tracking shots demonstrate how closely driving and filmic perception are related. The wheels of pop run idle in Heavy Rotation. As Farocki puts it, AFN doesn't advertise anything and because of that, it is a super commercial station. At the same time, the constantly accelerating rotation leads today's music consumer to experience the present as a memory. AFN permanently repeats itself, transforming repetition into enjoyment, and the present into eternity.

Harun Farocki (1944–2014) was born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966 to 1968 he attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). In addition to teaching posts in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Manila, Munich, and Stuttgart, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Farocki made close to 120 films, including feature films, essay films, and documentaries. He worked in collaboration with other filmmakers as a scriptwriter, actor, and producer. In 1976 he staged Heiner Müller's plays The Battle and Tractor together with Hanns Zischler in Basel, Switzerland. Farocki wrote for numerous publications, and from 1974 to 1984 he was editor and contributing author of the magazine Filmkritik (München). His work has been shown in many national and international exhibitions and installations in galleries and museums.

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Category
Film
Subject
Memory

Harun Farocki (1944–2014) was born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966 to 1968, he attended the Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). In addition to teaching posts in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Manila, Munich, and Stuttgart, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Farocki made close to 120 short and feature-length films for television and cinema, mostly documentaries and essay films that analyzed social realities, with a precise use of moving images and focus on the political and sociological context involved in the creation of imagery. He also worked in collaboration with other filmmakers as a scriptwriter, actor, and producer. In 1976, he staged Heiner Müller's plays The Battle and Tractor together with Hanns Zischler in Basel, Switzerland. Between 1974 to 1984, he was editor and contributing author of the magazine Filmkritik (München). His work has been shown in many exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide. From 2000 to 2004 Farocki taught in Berlin at his former school DFFB and at the University of the Arts. In 2004 Farocki first became a visiting professor and then in 2006 a full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. As a teacher Harun Farocki had a significant cinematic and intellectual influence on the development of the acclaimed Berlin School film movement.

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