Le présent continue
Omer Fast, 2015
Editors: Laurence Sillars
Foreword: Laurence Sillars
Texts by: Jennifer Allen, Omer Fast, Tom McCarthy, Marina Vinyes Albes
Publisher: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Jeu de Paume, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
Graphic design: Project Projects
Dimensions: 22 x 16.5 cm
Language: English, French
Film-maker Omer Fast explores narrative complexity through a practice that blurs the boundaries between reality and representation. While his stories are often rooted in documentary, their construction is non-naturalistic and resists any conclusion or revelation of an ultimate “truth”. Fast investigates the relationship between the individual and the social group, together with the way events are transformed into memories and stories, along with their modes of circulation and media coverage.
This publication accompanies the major exhibition Omer Fast: Present Continuous organised by Jeu de Paume in Paris, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead and KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. It includes new essays by Jennifer Allen, Tom McCarthy, Layrence Sillars, an interview with Omer Fast by Marina Vinyes Albes and Fast’s original scripts for the works shown in the exhibitions.