Sunday, 15 May 2016

Omer Fast on the Striptease of Revealing his Characters, Questioning Truth, and Failing Consistently

An Interview in Artsy Editorial by Emily Nathan

Emily Nathan interviews Omer Fast about his show at Jeu de Paume in 2015. She asks him about how his videos deconstruct and reconstruct stories “embody a postmodern skepticism about the existence of a singular narrative”. She asks him about his multicultural heritage, performance and truth. 

OF: "I was highly aware of the degree to which things that we think of as immutable at that age - identity, language, connection to an particular milieu, and so on - are extremely negotiable and extremely related to performance”

OF: “What I am  much more interested in is the mechanics of performance, and the codes that we employ to tell our stories"

Nathan, Emily. "Filmmaker Omer Fast on Playing Dr. Frankenstein to His Characters." Artsy. Artsy Editorial, 26 Oct. 2015. Web. 15 May 2016.                          

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