Harun Farocki: Parallel

9 September – 4 October 2014, Greene Naftali, New York

By Brienne Walsh

Parallel I-IV (still), 2012–14, two two-channel videos, two one-channel videos. Courtesy Greene Naftali, New York

There are two works in Parallel: Parallel I–IV (2012–4) is a four-part video installation projected on screens that hang like veils in the gallery. The work charts not only the development of computer graphics from the pixelated lines of the 1980s to the hyperrealistic video-games of today, but also the shift in image-making from what the late (he died six weeks before this show opened) Harun Farocki saw as representation (film) to construction (virtual reality). Ein Bild (An Image) (1983), on the other hand,…

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