Omer Fast, The Casting-Langley

  • -creates video work that aims to reconnect narratives about recent resonant events to the lived experiences behind them.
  • -viewers asked to become aware of their belief systems
  • -internalized history
  • -communicated experience entails

The Casting

  • -2007
  • -4 channel video installation
  • -screens switch between date with self-harming girl, experiencing war in Iraq, and footage of a soldier in telling the artist the two violent stories
  • -based on an interview with a US Army sergeant
  • -soldiers recollections
  • -unifying soundtrack brings all the videos together
  • -encourages an open ended experience of the video
  • -video offers a perspective in Iraqi conflict that takes actual lives into account as well as political conflict

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