December 2016, arsenal cinema

Omer Fast: CONTINUITY

CONTINUITY, 2016

In connection with the solo exhibition of seven video works by Omer Fast at the Martin-Gropius-Bau entitled "Omer Fast: Talking is Not Always the Solution", which can be seen until March 12, 2017, we are showing Omer Fast'sCONTINUITY (Germany 2016). The film begins as a conventional, linear story about a son’s emotionally charged return home. Yet the mood quickly shifts into the uncanny: In a small town in Germany, a middle-aged married couple repeatedly invite young men to their house to take part in an impenetrable ritual. It remains unclear whether the husband and wide have suffered a loss – perhaps their visitors, the surrogate sons, are merely supposed to prevent the threatened break-up from occurring. Three different personifications of their lost son Daniel spend the night at the family home. All of them disappear in mysterious fashion. (2.12.)