Omer Fast, born 1972 in Jerusalem, lives and works in Berlin. Studied art at Hunter College, New York. Recipient of the 2009 Prize of the National Gallery Berlin for young art.
Participation in the Venice Biennale (2011) and documenta (13) (2012).
Solo exhibitions: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; mumok, Vienna; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; La Caixa, Barcelona.
Films: Remainder (2015), Everything that Rises Must Converge (2014, KDK 2015), 5000 Feet Is the Best (2011, KDK 2013).
KINO DER KUNST 2020
De Oylem iz a Goylem
AUT 2019, 24’40’’, JIDDISCH, DEUTSCH/YIDDISH, GERMAN
KAMERA/CINEMATOGRAPHY: Stefan Ciupek
PRODUCTION: Salzburger Kunstverein
A lone skier encounters an unexpected passenger on a lift high up the Austrian Alps. Based on a medieval Jewish fairy tale.
KINO DER KUNST 2015
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.
(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.
KINO DER KUNST 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?