In a time when the last surviving Holocaust witnesses will soon be gone, a possible route for commemoration is to ask what testimony images can give. This book seeks to answer the question of how images can bear witness, by examining them as multifaceted entities produced, reproduced, and resituated in conflicting political and historical situations. The archival status, context, conditions for production, and means for representation are examined in three archive-based films by Harun Farocki, Yael Hersonski, and Eyal Sivan. Footage produced as internal Nazi propaganda and video recordings of a politically charged trial in the Holocaust’s aftermath accrue new meaning. Thanks to Art & Theory Publishing (Stockholm).
186 pages, 18 X 24 cm, hardcover, Art & Theory Publishing (Stockholm).