Omer Fast

»Talking is not always the solution«

Exhibition, 18.–20.11.2016 open until 22:00

Everything that we believe to be true could just as easily be completely different. Omer Fast’s cineastic video works question the conventions of storytelling. No character, no narrator and no footage, be it ever so authentic, seems reliable. All representation unravels. Astonishing philosophical levels of reflection open up behind news images, as if they had always been hidden there. Omer Fast lets us see to which extent the world we move in is not a given, but created by ourselves instead. The way we communicate, everything we see and everything we believe is based on constructions, conventions and faith in something like a closed or somehow definable reality. In Fast’s filmic art works, identity, stories and history are always processed material. Nothing seems more real than what is staged.


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