The Creators of the Shopping Worlds (Die Schöpfer Der Einkaufswelten)

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 3, 2003

Thursday, April 3, 2003, 8pm

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Harun Farocki in person!

Provocative, political and poignant, acclaimed German filmmaker Harun Farocki has made over 90 films since 1966, in addition to numerous writings, installations and teaching positions around the world.  Conversations at the Edge is honored to present the Chicago premiere of Farocki’s latest feature. In this new video essay, Farocki shows how shopping malls are designed – commercially, architecturally and visually – in order to entice regular customers and influence their emotions.  He systematically recorded discussions and brainstorming sessions with designers and financiers as they assessed plans for new construction.  From the overall concept of the shopping space to the way a cake is positioned in a display, nothing is left to chance. Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Chicago (Excerpts courtesy of the Walker Art Center). 2001, Harun Farocki, Germany, 72 min, video.

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