Cahier #2
A Magical Imitation of Reality
Harun Farocki
Hito Steyerl

Kaleidoscope’s Cahiers are a series of essays and conversations taking the form of e-books which seek to unfold the potential of critique.

Cahier #2: A Magical Imitation of Reality is a conversation between two groundbreaking filmmakers, Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl, on the subject of documentary film.

Harun Farocki (b. 1944, Nový Jičín, Czechoslovakia) has directed over one hundred productions for television and the cinema including children’s television, documentary films, film essays, and narrative films, and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries.

Hito Steyerl (b. 1966, Munich, Germany) has produced a variety of work as a filmmaker and author in the field of documentary filmography and post-colonial critique, both as a producer and a theorist.



Harun Farocki
Hito Steyerl

February 2011

A4 format
30 pages

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