Continuity by Omer Fast

Born in Jerusalem and based in Berlin, Omer Fast is a video artist whose work deals predominantly with the topics of war and conflict.


Details

Medium:
HD digital file
Art Fund grant:
£37,607 ( Total: £37,607)
Acquired in:
2013
Vendor:
gb agency

He created Continuity for dOCUMENTA 13, an exhibition held in Kassel, Germany in 2012. Taking the form of a looped 40-minute video, it eschews the multiple channels characterising Fast’s earlier works, and is instead presented in a more traditionally cinematic format on a single screen. As is typical of Fast’s technique, Continuity uses actors to present a surreal, disjointed fictional narrative. It tells the story of a German soldier returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Coming home, he finds that the once-familiar domestic setting now feels alien, as strange anomalies begin to appear reflecting the nightmares he experienced during war.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

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