Omer Fast: Present Continuous

The UK’s first comprehensive monographic exhibition by the Jerusalem-born filmmaker.

Omer Fast, 5000ft (still), 2011 The artist

Omer Fast, 5000ft (still), 2011

Using carefully edited video footage, Omer Fast’s multichannel video installations examine the conventions of media reportage, storytelling and historical representation.

Fast often anchors his narratives with a conversation between two people – whether subjects recounting their own stories or actors playing roles of interviewer and interviewee. As dialogues escalate in tension, portraits of carefully calibrated identity emerge.

Through repetition and re-enactment, multiple takes of given scenes build layers of interpretation as a story is told, repeated and mythologised.

Tales of origin, distress and longing blend into one another, forming mixed genres that confound expectations and disrupt narrative conventions.

Don't miss

Continuity (Diptych), which was co-commissioned by Baltic and the Jeu de Paume in Paris, and Spring, receives its international premiere.


Venue details

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead Tyne and Wear NE8 3BA 0191 478 1810 www.balticmill.com

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Mon, Wed – Sun, 10am –​ 6pm
Tue,10.30am –​ 6pm

Member offers

10% off shop purchases