November 2019, arsenal cinema

The Harun Farocki Institute Presents


Changes in political system produce images, words, and sounds. Not just the “currency union” or “German Reunification” in 1990, but also the financial crisis in Argentina in 2001 mark systemic interventions at a macro-political level, whereby the regulatory role of the start is taken on by the mechanisms of the deregulated market. The Harun Farocki Institute presents HARD SELLING(Harun Farocki) on the one hand, conversations with an Adidas travelling salesman in Brandenburg in 1990 which describe the transition from East Germany to a market capitalist system by way of sport and leisure items; on the other, material from Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann stemming from their time in Buenos Aires in 2001. They show the protests that accompanied the financial crisis in Argentina. While one state disappears here, there the economy is being denationalized. Visual strategies enter into a relationship of tension with systemic crises and uncompleted protests. With guests A. Creischer und A. Siekmann (dm) (20.11.)

Unfortunately Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann cannot be present, as announced in the Arsenal program. We will organize an event with them at a later stage. Instead, we will show material in connection with "Hard Selling."

arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Maeumui gohyang / Hometown of the Heart

Maeumui gohyang / Hometown of the Heart
Yoon Yong-kyu Republic of Korea 1949
35 mm OV/EnS 76 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour:
 Of Forms and Figures – Choreographies in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Adieu, plancher des vaches!

*Adieu, plancher des vaches!
Marabus! Otar Iosseliani F/I/CH 1999
35 mm OV/GeS 118 min

arsenal cinema: Lynne Ramsay Retrospective

09:00 pm Cinema 1



Gasman UK 1997
Digital file OV 15 min
Ratcatcher UK/France 1999
35 mm OV/GeS 93 min