Original title Das Silber und das Kreuz Concept and realisation Harun Farocki Image Ingo Kratisch Editing Christine Niehoff Postproduction, management, sound Matthias Rajmann Narration Cynthia Beatt Translation Michael Turnbull Production Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, Berlin Format video (double projection), color, sound, 17 min. (Loop), Germany 2010 produced for the exhibition The Potosí Principal, curated by Alice Creischer, Max Jorge Hinderer and Andreas Siekmann Venues MNCARS – Museo Nacinal Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid / Spain; HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Germany; Museo Nacional de Arte and Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore, La Paz / Bolivia

The Silver and the Cross

The work examines the painting Depiction of the Cerro Rico and the Imperial City of Potosí (Oil on canvas, 262 x 181 cm) by Gaspar Miguel des Berrío, 1758, in the Museo Colonial Charcas de la Universidad San Francisco Xavier, Sucre / Bolivia.