Follow-up on the previous Assembly “What is War?” 

This article is a part of the room: Farocki Graeber Residencies Program

Dear friends and followers of the Farocki/Graeber project,
I am happy to invite you to our 4th Assembly. This time, the main theme of the Assembly will be “War – Labor – Slavery”.
When: April 27, 2022 08:00 PM London / 09:00 PM Berlin

Preliminary program and materials:
Part 1
Follow-up on the previous Assembly “What is War?” (10-15 min incl.Q&A)

– Tom Holert – presentation of the “Against ‘Special Operation’ Images” project published on the HaFI website in early March 2022
To better understand the project, you might be interested to read Harun’s text, where he explains the concept of ‘operational images’ (in the attachment). Please note that some important details, unfortunately, got lost in translation: e.g. ‘operative pictures’ should be read as ‘operational images’.
Part 2Farocki/Graeber Assembly “Labor – Violence – Slavery” (45-50 min)
The discussion will be constructed around Harun Farocki’s film “The Silver and the Cross” (2010, 18 min) (link below) and David Graeber’s article “Turning Modes of Production Inside Out. Or, Why Capitalism is a Transformation of Slavery” (2006) (PDF in the attachment)

– Max Jorge Hinderer (Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne) – presentation of Farocki’s film “The Silver and the Cross”.- Zinaida Vasilyeva (Munich) – presentation of Graeber’s article “The Modes of Production”.
– Discussion