This “Carnet d’artiste” is an online notebook, with notes and documents chosen by the artist Omer Fast, whose exhibition at the Jeu de Paume will present a selection of works produced since 2011. The artist is currently working on a new video, which should actually be integrated into his Work Continuity (2012), therefore changing its device.
In his video installations made up of single or multiple projections, Omer Fast (born in Jerusalem in 1972) explores new forms of narration and forges links between words and images. His works aim to provide an in-depth analysis of cinema’s narrative form by proposing multiple viewpoints that present different versions of reality, and thus break free from the medium’s usual linear narrative. Taking advantage of the wide range of available editing techniques, Omer Fast manipulates images, sound, subtitles and voices to create multiple interpretations and temporal strata which, presented simultaneously on different screens, dislocate the story and transport the spectator making him/her part of an experiment testing the very limits of reality.
This exhibition is co-produced by the Jeu de Paume (Paris) and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead).
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