Everything that Rises Must Converge and Continuity
With director Omer Fast in person
Everything that Rises Must Converge (Dir. Omer Fast. Germany, 2014, 56 mins. U.S. premiere.) is the theatrical version of artist Omer Fast’s 2013 installation (which debuted in London’s Frieze Art Fair in adults-only video booths), an audacious and sexually explicit blend of documentary and staged scenes, with a grid of four simultaneous images showing a day in the lives of real porn actors and fictional characters. This precarious balancing act raises fascinating issues about performance, labor, and art. In the narrative experiment Continuity (Dir. Omer Fast. Germany, 2012, 41 mins. New York premiere.), a German soldier’s homecoming to his elderly parents is re-enacted three times by different male prostitutes.
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