Workers Leaving the Factory

Workers Leaving the Factory

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WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY BY HARUN FAROCKI

By Lauren Bliss

Farocki’s technical genius is in his ability to combine the specificity of the cinematic apparatus, the mechanically produced representation of the body, with the modern regimentation of the body to effect an imaging of the process of subjectification. As an invocation to the production line of the factory, with its repetition, regulation, and homogenization, the use of different films showing the same thing figures how the body is shaped, condensed, and squeezed to fit to the mechanical mould.

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