Parallel I-IV

Harun Farocki

00:43:12

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Tags: Technology, Video games, War

Parallel I-IV

The four‐part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds.

“Computer animations are currently becoming a general model, surpassing film. In films, there is the wind that blows and the wind that is produced by a wind machine. Computer images do not have two kinds of wind.”

-- Harun Farocki

"This series continues the late filmmaker’s long-standing investigation into the rise of calculable, actionable images possessing a relationship to reality very different than that of the cinema before them. Tracing the evolution of video game graphics from the two-dimensional schematics of the early 1980s to the photorealistic environments of today, Farocki foregoes the obsession with novelty that too often characterizes discussions of so-called “new” media, instead situating games within a longer history of representation. The Parallel series is a major achievement that exemplifies a key attribute of a singular practice cut far too short: Farocki joins poetic speculation with analytical strength to call upon the viewer not simply to look and listen carefully, but also to think along with him."

-- Erika Balsom, Artforum, November 2014

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Harun Farocki

Parallel I

2012 | 00:15:53

The four‐part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds.  “Computer…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Environment, History, Image Processing, Landscape, Media Analysis, Video History, Art History, Technology, Video games

Harun Farocki

Parallel II

2014 | 00:08:38

The four-part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds. "Computer…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Media Analysis, Video games

Harun Farocki

Parallel III

2014 | 00:07:21

The four‐part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds. "Computer…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Environment, History, Media Analysis, Video games

Harun Farocki

Parallel IV

2014 | 00:11:20

The four‐part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds. "Computer…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Environment, History, Media Analysis, Video games