Artist: Harun Farocki in conversation with Kodwo Eshun
Curated by Bart van der Heide, Antje Ehmann and Kodwo Eshun
Thursday 19 February 2009
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Thursday 19 February 2009; 7pm – 9pm
50 Princes Gate
London SW7 2PH
Acclaimed German filmmaker and artist, Harun Farocki, will discuss his work-in-progress, Immersion, with artist and critic Kodwo Eshun (co-founder of the Otolith Group). In Immersion, Farocki explores how virtual reality is deployed within a sobering military reality — how the artificial images of computer games are deployed beyond their self-contained fictional universes, both in the training of U.S. troops prior to their deployment to combat zones, and in psychological care for troops suffering battlefield trauma upon their return.
Presented in association with The Centre for the Production and Research of Documentary Film at the University of Westminster, and in collaboration with Michael Uwemedimo, Lecturer, School of Arts, Roehampton University.