Fast, Omer

Omer Fast, born in 1972 in Jerusalem, studied art at Hunter College in New York and lives in Berlin. In 2009 he received the Young Artist’s Award of the Nationalgalerie Berlin. He participated in the Venice Biennale, 2011, and documenta, 2012. Solo exhibitions included Whitney Museum of Art, New York; MUMOK, Vienna; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; La Caixa, Barcelona.

Selected films: Remainder (2015), Everything That Rises Must Converge (2014, KdK 2015), 5000 Feet Is The Best (2011, KdK 2013)

5000 Feet Is the Best
(USA 2011, HD, 31 Min., enOmdU)
Audience Award KINO DER KUNST 2013
5000 Feet is the Best says a pilot while sitting in a cockpit on the ground half a world away from the plane he is actually flying – a drone on a military mission. Do we lose our connection to reality when living in a parallel world simulated by technical images and instruments? Where are the borders between reality and fiction?

Omer Fast, „5000 Feet is the Best“, 2011, HD, 31 Min.
Omer Fast, „5000 Feet is the Best“, 2011, HD, 31 Min.

Everything That Rises Must Converge
(GER/ USA 2014, 56’, English /Spanish)
This film follows the daily routine of four porn actors as they wake up in the morning, drive to work in the San Fernando Valley and take a shower afterwards. Various fictitious characters, whose stories take place in the same house as the actors work, turn up between the scenes on the porn set. In a matrix of four simultaneous images, the film weaves scenes of a busy and tiring everyday professional life with unexpected moments of beauty.

Omer Fast, „Everything That Rises Must Converge“, DEU/USA 56’, 2014, Filmgalerie 451, Berlin
Omer Fast, „Everything That Rises Must Converge“, DEU/USA 56’, 2014, Filmgalerie 451, Berlin

Continuity
(GER 2016, digital, 85’, German)
Cast: André M Hennicke, Iris Böhm, Lukas Steltner, Constantin von Jascheroff, Niklas Kohrt
What first begins as a simple linear narrative about the return of a young German soldier from Afghanistan soon becomes sinister. Continuity is the story of a middle-aged married couple who repeatedly invites young men to their house in a small German town for an arcane ritual. Three different young men representing the couple‘s lost son Daniel spend the night in the house. Afterwards, they mysteriously disappear.

Omer Fast, Continuity, DEU 2016, 85’ © Filmgalerie 451
Omer Fast, Continuity, DEU 2016, 85’ © Filmgalerie 451