ein neues produkt

[a new product]

harun farocki | germany, 2012 | 37'

available to stream on
saturday 27.6.2020
between 2pm-10pm CEST

farocki shows that organizations have meanwhile found ways and means to speak positively using cynicism, that means, using phrases whose emptiness one not only perceives, but even takes into account. one could speak of a second order cynicism, which entails being cynical about one's own cynicism and gaining a language that communicates that one only trusts it because one doesn’t trust it, and knows oneself in this mistrust to be of one mind with all one’s counterparts. one could be tempted to extol this as a further case of the social, not entirely conscious refinement of communication, if it were not clear how much it compels the participants into an infantilization, from which they see no escape. (dirk baecker)

direction, editing harun farocki | cinematography ingo kratisch | sound matthias rajmann | production harun farocki filmproduktion / matthias rajmann | distribution / copy source goethe-institut / harun farocki filmproduktion