Dietrich Leder and Moritz Liewerscheidt
9 July 2015


Screening and talk as part of the exhibition "Harun Farocki: Nicht löschbares Feuer, 1969. Übertragung des Films in eine Ausstellung", moderated by Nathalie Ladermann and Lisa Warring

Based on questions on politicization, the role and responsibility of the author, recipient and figure, and on forms of verbalization in film, the talk will contrast two filmic works: "Jahrhundertwende" (2012) by Berlin based filmmaker Moritz Liewerscheidt, and Harun Farocki’s early agitprop-piece "Inextinguishable Fire" from 1969. The title "Who benefits / Who is harmed" is quoted from Farocki’s work which discusses the use of napalm in the Vietnam war. On the other hand, Liewerscheidt’s essay-film reflects upon the relationship of the German Counter-Enlightenment to Marxist philosophy, in relation to image-spaces of the 21st century.

Moritz Liewerscheidt studied History and Philosophy and later graduated at the KHM - Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. Dietrich Leder supervised Liewerscheidt’s graduation work as Professor at the KHM and he is an expert on the person and the work of Farocki through numerous publications and interviews. Nathalie Ladermann and Lisa Warring are co-curators of the exhibition and study History of Art at the University of Cologne.


Harun Farocki: Nicht löschbares Feuer, 1969
Courtesy by the Harun Farocki Filmproduktion