Artists in the Collection

Omer Fast

Born 1972, Jerusalem, Israel

Omer Fast is considered as one of the most innovative video-artists working today. Through various strategies of digital manipulation, his work draws attention to the fine line between documentary and fiction, memory, perception, and history as reflected in the present moment in time.
Fast explores the disjuncture in documentary media by splicing and creating stories that confound reality with fiction. Often shown on multiple screens, with strong audio narrative components, his video works collage footage culled from recorded interviews or from mass media, ultimately manipulating the truth index inherent to video.
Fast lives and works in Berlin, Germany.