The Expression of Hands (1997) by Harun Farocki 9 February - 17 March 2019

Haende 1

The Expression of Hands
Harun Farocki
Germany, 1997
Video, colour and sound, 30:00 min

In his film The Expression of Hands Farocki explores the visual language, its symbolism, Freudian slips, automatisms and music. In the context of the exhibition Farocki’s work underlines the social relations represented by certain gestures. By exposing the silent language of hands it shows how hands can act in opposition to what has been said. It adds a new layer to the manipulation of language and highlights how language and meaning are produced in the news.

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