Audio Visual Essay
The installation of scenes from throughout film’s history of workers leaving the factory is displayed on twelve monitors simultaneously. In Fritz Langs “Clash by Night” (1952), one sees Marilyn Monroe on the assembly line, coming out of the factory, and one hears her talking about it. But the existence of factories and movie stars are not compatible. A movie star working in a factory evokes associations of a fairy tale in which a princess must work before she attains her true calling. Factories – and the subject of labour – are at the fringes of film history. (Harun Farocki, 2006)
Over the century they was and will be workers in the factory. Workers in factory because this is social condition or a fairy tale” before she attains her true calling” (Clash by Night). Factory and workers can be separate or not as a mean? I believe workers can be very independent word, but factory without workers it becomes as an empty space .This world is a factory and we are workers? That happen whit out us? Everyone find this favourite factory or maybe we still looking forward? Or maybe we must to accept the place?
As Nora M. Alter mention Farocki is a good example in this development by playing in exhibition place transforms us into “detached observer of mute images”. Methods of montage offer the freedom the find the meaning and association. The montage parallels “Adorno’s essayistic in some way”. “Discrete elements set off against one another are brought together in a form a readable context”. If Adorno “follow the linear logic of writing”, Farocki “specialized these concept trough the media of film”. “Farocki show working procedure in traditional newly industrialising and highly industrialized societies”. (Matthias Michalkc)
Lukacs reformulated Schlegel’s famous dictum “the theory of the essay should be and essay and the theory of film a film”. Farocki installation is a long way from the one-dimensional form of written text (Nora), he translate into the context of three-dimensional installation.
In conclusion audio visual essay give freedom and space to transfer certain information. In the time it can be encouragement to translate from another language or a different media and form.