The Walker Moving Image Commissions returns for a second season this summer. Artists Marwa Arsanios, Yto Barrada, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, and Renée Green have each been commissioned to create a new work to be shown online from June to September 2017. Their works respond to the inspirations, inquiry, and influence of Harun Farocki (1944–2014), a key artist in the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. Farocki’s prolific output as a filmmaker, writer, activist and teacher is characterized by its incisive and sustained critique of media habits and its effect on everyday lives. Drawing together an array of footage, photographs, and texts from archival and contemporary sources, the four new works each address ideas of experience as unclaimed, collective, or invisible. On view through to September 10, 2017.
The Walker Moving Image Commissions are generously supported by the Bentson Foundation.