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  • Omer Fast, Godville, 2005, still from a two-channel color video, 51 minutes.

    Omer Fast

    Kunstverein Hannover
    Sophienstraße 2
    November 22–January 25

    Curated by René Zechlin

    Israeli artist Omer Fast’s intricately edited videos often turn on a deceptively simple formal device: the collision of two discrete elements. Binaries such as public and private, truth and fiction, and past and present are driven together to stunning effect in his multichannel installations, the separate narratives splintering and regrouping into an unstable and disconcerting new entity. Fast’s subjects are typically political and historical nightmares––the Gulf Wars, the Intifada, the Holocaust––but his final objective is, he insists, aesthetic: to highlight “the poetry within the anxiety.” Featuring seven major videos from the past decade, this show will form the most comprehensive survey of Fast’s oeuvre to date.