Eye/machine I

This work by theorist, critic, and filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) investigates how, with the live broadcasting of the 1991 Gulf War, military vision and electronic surveillance has infiltrated civilian life through so-called “operational images.” As Farocki demonstrates, the human eye as a tool to witness history has been replaced by computer vision, which disables our capacity to distinguish between “real” and fictional images.