The casting

Omer Fast’s video installation The Castingis based on interviews held with a U.S. Army sergeant before his renewed deployment in Iraq. Fast describes the project thus: “During several days he told me two stories which I have interwoven. The first took place in Bavaria and describes the sergeant’s relationship with a German girl who loves speed and self-mutilation. The second story takes place outside Baghdad and deals with a bomb on the roadside and a tragic mistake.” Fast took these two stories and processed them into a screenplay, which he then had interpreted by actors as a series of silent tableaux. This succinct volume documents these tableaux with numerous color photographs and includes a conversation between the artist and Sven Lutticken, as well as a text by Matthias Michalka.

Text: Michalka Matthias. pp. 174; 90 COL; paperback. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2010.

ISBN: 9783865604033| 386560403X
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Omer Fast’s video installation The Castingis based on interviews held with a U.S. Army sergeant before his renewed deployment in Iraq. Fast describes the project thus: “During several days he told me two stories which I have interwoven. The first took place in Bavaria and describes the sergeant’s relationship with a German girl who loves speed and self-mutilation. The second story takes place outside Baghdad and deals with a bomb on the roadside and a tragic mistake.” Fast took these two stories and processed them into a screenplay, which he then had interpreted by actors as a series of silent tableaux. This succinct volume documents these tableaux with numerous color photographs and includes a conversation between the artist and Sven Lutticken, as well as a text by Matthias Michalka.