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,
11. Dezember 2015 - 10. April 2016, Guangzhou, China. Thema: Asia Time. Veranstalter: Guangdong Kunstmuseum. Leitung: Luo Yiping. Chefkuratoren: Henk Slager, Zhang Qing. Kuratoren: Kim Hong-Hee, Ute Meta Bauer, Sarah Wilson, Sun Ge.