Farocki quote of the day

“Whether I work on my own material or with found footage, I need to become acquainted with it. And through different not fully conscious processes I can either accept the material or not. But the is not so much about the material of the picture carrier, but more importantly that the sequences and the elements of the films themselves are to be considered as ‘material’ and not as something finished.”

“There is this beautiful conversation between Duras and Godard where she says in making a film she has to make an effort to make it unfinished. And Godard answers: ‘If I finish a film, it is already taken apart!'”