Another Kind of Empathy echoes a short essay by Harun Farocki published in 2008. In it the author set out a new approach to his film practice. He proposed a mixture of Eindringen (to penetrate) and Mitfühlen (to sympathize) as a way of leaving behind the de-romanticized attitudes of the past.
Einfühlung (Empathy) is included in this publication along with several other essays and references to his films and installations from 1966 to 2013. The extent of the material gathered in this book is a fair guide to an epic figure.
Farocki’s long and complex career is reflected in two exhibitions: What is at Stake, at IVAM Institut Valencià dʼArt Modern (20 January – 22 May 2016); and Empathy, at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2 June – 16 October 2016). This catalogue is published on the occasion of both exhibitions.