Farocki has built a body of images and sounds that constituted one of the most consistent semiotic filmographies, in respect to the thought of cinema’s material body and the ethics about the world before him. Alongside Chris Marker, Jean Rouch and the earlier Alain Resnais, no other filmmaker, in the field of documentary film, was as demiurgic and analyst as he, and his death is really a substantial loss in the current world of control and surveillance. As Foucault, he made a work on alert.
This is the beginning of a series of lists that I hope will have a slow evolution: a memorial of the filmmakers that I like and that are dying. The title comes from a beautiful Truffaut’s film, where death dwelled inside.Read less