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  • Omer Fast, 5000 Feet Is the Best, 2011, still from a color video, 27 minutes.

    Omer Fast

    Kölnischer Kunstverein

    Omer Fast’s film and video installations constitute one long reflection on media-based translations and abstractions of reality. Often he reuses motifs, producing variations on themes from previous works. His new two-part slide and video installation Her face was covered (Part One & Part Two), 2011, for instance, seems like an afterimage of another work from last year, 5000 Feet Is the Best, which stirred up a lot of excitement at the last Venice Biennale and was also shown here—along with Nostalgia, 2009, for which Fast won the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (National Gallery

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