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Harun Farocki, born today in 1944, created works that combined appropriated footage with his own. 


[Harun Farocki. The Silver and the Cross. 2010. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Harun Farocki Filmproduktion]

Curator Christopher Y. Lew writes on Rachel Rose, whose first U.S. exhibition opens tomorrow at the Whitney.

Rachel Rose (b. 1986), still from Everything and More, 2015. High-definition video, color, sound; 11:33 min.; with mylar, PVC, and carpet. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee

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Last night MoMA Film hosted its first-ever VR screening as part of this week’s series Slithering Screens: 10 Years of New Frontier at Sundance Institute. Following a talk by the filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, audience members used virtual reality headsets to experience a 3-D, 360-degree short film about an indigenous elder in the Australian outback who witnessed the British government’s 1950s atomic weapons tests.  


[An Evening With Lynette Wallworth as part of Slithering Screens: 10 Years of New Frontier at Sundance Institute, April 25, 2016. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for MoMA]

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Mary Ellen Bute (1906–1983), still from Synchromy No. 4: Escape, 1937–38. 16mm film, color, sound; 4 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee 2014.101. © Estate of Mary Ellen Bute; courtesy Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin