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Omer Fast

Continuity. 2012
Video, 39’ 22”
Eine Produktion der Filmgalerie 451, im Auftrag der DOCUMENTA und Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Contemporary

How can we end the dominance of a linear understanding of time? Omer Fast offers an intriguing answer in his work, Continuity. In cinema the concept of "continuity" is used to denote the process of creating a sense of linear time based on disparate shots: different temporal and spatial techniques are used to smooth over the inherent discontinuity of the material from which a story is constructed. Omer Fast's movie about a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan shows the link between linearity and a sense of loss and mourning, but by telling the story over and over again from different perspectives, he denies us the associated closure or catharsis. (Henk Slager)

 

© Still: Omer Fast
Courtesy 1. Asien Biennale &
5. Guangzhou Triennale,
Guangdong Kunstmuseum

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