February 1, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Harun Farocki’s In Comparison (2009) documents and contrasts the different ways in which building material is produced across Western and non-Western cultures. In moving deliberately from one technique and context to the next, Farocki constructs a dialogue among different approaches—traditional, mechanical and computerized—to making a universal building element, the brick. His film renders contemporary brick production as an ultimate metaphor of society.
The film expands on the engagement with materiality and local production processes that characterizes the work of Indian architect Bijoy Jain, currently on view in the CCA main galleries. Taking place on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00pm, this is a free screening shown in conjunction with the current CCA exhibition Rooms You May Have Missed.
The public is welcome, and admission is free.
For more information, please visit www.cca.qc.ca/en/education-events/2534-in-comparison-a-film-by-harun-farocki.
still from the film "in comparison." image courtesy of video data bank, www.vdb.org.