Whitechapel Gallery

Harun Farocki

15 Dec 2015 - 05 Jun 2016

© Harun Farocki
Parallel I-IV, 2012-14
still, 2 two-channel videos, 2 one-channel videos, 4 parts video installation: 16min, 9 min, 7 min, 11 min,
Courtesy Harun Farocki Filmproduktion and Greene Naftali, New York
Parallel I-IV (2012-14)
15 December 2015 - 5 June 2016

Whitechapel Gallery presents avant-garde film-maker Harun Farocki’s large-scale video installation Parallel I-IV (2012-2014).

Coinciding with the major exhibition Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), the work charts the evolution of computer game graphics over 30 years. The rapid technological progression from the earliest symbolic forms to the realism of the present day is projected on four screens, each focussing on different aspects of the video game genre.

Over 70 years, Farocki created over 100 films and installations showing how image-making technology can be used to shape public perception. His work often tackles controversial topics, from the use of napalm by the U.S. in the Vietnam War in Inextinguishable Fire (1969), to video games and conflict simulation during the second Iraq War in Serious Games I-IV (2010).

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) runs from 29 January to 15 May 2016.

As part of Electronic Superhighway Season, Whitechapel Gallery presents free commissions, displays and screenings, alongside talks, events and live performances.

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