Aug 1st 2018

VDB TV: What Farocki Taught

@ Video Data Bank

112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60603

Opening Wednesday, August 1st, from - - -

On view through Monday, September 3rd

Now streaming for a limited time on Video Data Bank’s VDB TV is Jill Godmilow’s What Farocki Taught! This work is a 1998 remake of Harun Farocki’s 1969 film Inextinguishable Fire. What Farocki Taught examines the development of Napalm during the Vietnam War, and challenges the concepts of what a documentary could be. Tune in and watch for free at!

In addition to the streaming video, you can also check out an essay written about What Farocki Taught by Tom Gunning, and an interview with Harun Farocki and Jill Godmilow by Jennifer Horne and Jonathan Kahana. Find these interesting reads under the ‘Recourses’ section.

Launched in 2015, VDB TV is an innovative digital distribution project which provides free, online streaming access to curated programs of video and media art. Sourced from the historically significant archives of the Video Data Bank, VDB TV includes work from early video pioneers active in the 1960s and 70s, through to emerging contemporary artists. VDB TV offers viewers across the United States and beyond access to rare video art, the opportunity to engage with programs conceived by a wide range of curators, and original writing, all while ensuring that artists are compensated for their work.

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