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

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.

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