Still Life

Harun Farocki

1997 | 00:56:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Art History, Consumer culture, Experimental Film, Media Analysis, Painting, Photography

According to Harun Farocki, today's photographers working in advertising are, in a way, continuing the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters in that they depict objects from everyday life - the "still life". The filmmaker illustrates this intriguing hypothesis with three documentary sequences which show the photographers at work creating a contemporary "still life": a cheese-board, beer glasses and an expensive watch. 

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