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READING

As Part of THE DEVIL,…
January 4–February 6, 2014

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IN COMPARISON
Harun Farocki

Ehmann, Antje and Kodwo Eshun. “A to Z of HF or: 26 Introductions to HF,” in Harun Farocki: Against What? Against Whom? Eds. Antje Ehmann and Kodwo Eshun. London: Koenig Books, Raven Row, 2009. PDF

Elsaesser, Thomas. Harun Farocki: Working on the Sightlines. Ed. Thomas Elsaesser. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2004. PDF

Farocki, Harun. “Difficult Questions,” in Imprint: Writings / Nachdruck: Texte. Eds. Susanne Gaensheimer and Nicolaus Schafhausen. New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2001. PDF

Farocki, Harun. “What An Editing Room Is,” in Imprint: Writings / Nachdruck: Texte. Eds. Susanne Gaensheimer and Nicolaus Schafhausen. New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2001. PDF

Farocki, Harun. “Workers Leaving the Factory,” in Imprint: Writings / Nachdruck: Texte. Eds. Susanne Gaensheimer and Nicolaus Schafhausen. New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2001. PDF

Farocki, Harun. “Written Trailers,” in Harun Farocki: Against What? Against Whom? Eds. Antje Ehmann and Kodwo Eshun. London: Koenig Books, Raven Row, 2009. PDF

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GENESIS OF A MEAL
Luc Moullet

Evrard, Audrey. “Framing the world economics in a tuna can: Luc Moullet tracks Genèse d’un repas.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 54 (2012). LINK

Moullet, Luc. “The Green Garbage Bins of Gilles Deleuze.” Rouge (2005). LINK

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. “À la recherche de Luc Moullet: 25 Propositions.” Film Comment (Nov.–Dec. 1977). LINK

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. “The Modest Master [Luc Moullet].” Chicago Reader (March 31, 2006). LINK

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THE SONG OF STYRENE
Alain Resnais

Barthes, Roland. “Plastic.” Mythologies. New York: Hill and Wang, 1972. PDF

Dimendberg, Edward. “‘These are not exercises in style’: Le chant du Styrène.” October (No. 112, Spring 2005): 63–88. PDF

Robbe-Grillet, Alain. “Nature, Humanism and Tragedy.” New Left Review, May–June 1965. PDF

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SLOW GLASS
John Smith

Benjamin, Walter. “The Author as Producer.” Understanding Brecht. London: Verso, 1998: 85–103. PDF

Bradshaw, Nick. “John Smith: Of Process and Puns.” British Film Institute, November 21, 2013. LINK

Comer, Stuart. “Funny Games: Stuart Comer talk with John Smith.” Artforum, May 2011: 250–257.PDF

Farber, Manny. “White Elephant Art and Termite Art.” Film Culture, 1962. LINK

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MEAT
Frederick Wiseman

Delbanco, Andrew, William T. Vollmann, Joshua Siegel et al. Frederick Wiseman. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2010.

Hawthorne, Mary. “The Exchange: Frederick Wiseman.” The New Yorker, Jan. 18, 2011. LINK

Morris, Errol. “Frederick Wiseman: The Tawdry Gruesomeness of Reality.” The Paris Review, Feb. 28, 2011. LINK

Wiseman, Frederick. “On Editing.” The Threepenny Review, Spring 2008. LINK

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ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PAPER, PART 1
MINING AND IRONWORKS, PART 2
ABOUT THE ADVENT OF THE PRINTING PRESS
Peter and Zsóka Nestler

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London, Verso, 1983. PDF

DeBray, Régis. “Socialism: A Life-Cycle.” The New Left Review 46, July–August 2007. PDF

Small, Christopher. “Eyes Don’t Want to Close at All Times: Peter Nestler and His Films.” Nov. 25, 2013. LINK

Tret’iakov, Sergei. “The Biography of the Object.” In October  (No. 118, Fall 2006: 57–62). Original essay is “Biografiia veshchi,” in Literatura fakta, ed. Nikolai Chuzhak (Moscow: Federatsiia, 1929): 66–70.) PDF

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THE FORGOTTEN SPACE
Allan Sekula and Noël Burch

The Readings for Allan Sekula’s class on Globalization at CalArts (1 of 2). PDF

The Readings for Allan Sekula’s class on Globalization at CalArts (2 of 2). PDF

Levinson, Marc. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. LINK

“A Film About the Sea: Notes on Allan Sekula and Noel Burch’s The Forgotten Space.” Nova Scotia: Centre for European Studies, 2012. LINK

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RR
James Benning

Conrad, Tony. “Duration.” October 2004. LINK

Fisher, Morgan. “Carl Andre and Film.” PDF

McPhee, John. “Coal Train Part I: A Reporter at Large.” In The New Yorker, October 3, 2005. PDF

McPhee, John. “A Fleet of One.” In The New Yorker, February 17, 2003. PDF

Peranson, Mark. “Interviews: Trainspotting with James Benning.” In Cinema Scope. LINK

Simon, David. “There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show.” In The Guardian, December 7, 2013. LINK

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WEST OF THE TRACKS
Wang Bing

Jie Li. “Wang Bing’s West of the Tracks: Salvaging the Rubble of Utopia.” PDF

Lu Xinyu. “West of the Tracks: History and Class Consciousness.” Trans. J.X. Zhang. In The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement. Hong Kong University Press, 2010. PDF

Wang Bing. “Interview: Filming a Land in Flux.” New Left Review 82 (July–August 2013): 115–134. PDF

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IBM: A SELF PORTRAIT
Albert & David Maysles

Rick Prelinger. The Field Guide to Sponsored Films. San Francisco, CA: National Film Preservation Foundation, 2006. LINK

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THE DARTY REPORT
Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville

Richard Brody. “Profiles: An Exile in Paradise.” The New Yorker, November 20, 2000. PDF

“Exchange: Le Petit Sold-Out.” Harper’s Magazine, December 2010:  27–28. PDF

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THE STORE
Frederick Wiseman

Michael Hardt and Toni Negri. “Postmodernization, or the Informatization of Production.” In Empire, revised and published in e-flux Journal 3.4, 2013. LINK