In Harun Farocki: Forms of Intelligence, Nora M. Alter will provide a comprehensive overview of the late artist and filmmaker Harun Farocki’s experiments with celluloid, video technologies, and installation from the late 1960s through the 1980s. This book will provide not only overdue recognition of Farocki’s artistic production, but will also be an important case study of the shifting landscape of experimental and avant-garde film in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries.

Nora M. Alter is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University and on the faculty at the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her teaching and research focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century cultural and visual studies from a comparative perspective. She is the author of four books: Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage (Indiana University Press, 1996), Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (Michigan Univeristy Press, 2002), Chris Marker (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and The Essay Film after Fact and Fiction (Columbia University Press, 2018); and two co-edited volumes: Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (Berghahn Books, 2004), and Essays on the Essay Film (Columbia University Press, 2017). She is on the advisory board of the Slought Foundation and on the editorial board of the journal Afterimage