AWL_012 CONTINUITY + DOA

Continuity is an outstanding work from 2016 by the highly prolific video artist Omer Fast. The feature length film is a remake, repetition and continuation of a short film that was commissioned by and premiered at dOCUMENTA13 in 2012.

 Continuity by Omer Fast Germany / 2016 / 85min / German w/ English subtitles

Continuity by Omer Fast
Germany / 2016 / 85min / German w/ English subtitles

The film starts as a straight-forward story of an emotional homecoming from a war and turns uncanny as the two protagonists – a middle aged couple living in a small town in Germany – repeatedly invite different young men into their home to perform an inscrutable ritual. It remains unclear whether the couple has suffered an actual loss – or if their substitute sons are just a way of staying together.

 DOA (Death On Arrival) by Manuel Saiz Spain / 2017 / 17min / English

DOA (Death On Arrival) by Manuel Saiz
Spain / 2017 / 17min / English

Continuity will be preceded by DOA (Dead On Arrival) by Spanish artist Manuel Saiz. It's a precise and supercharged short film essay about the thin lines between life and death. Both deep and shallow, dark and enlightening and one of the best works I saw at IFFR this year, and there were many.


CONTINUITY + DOA (DEAD ON ARRIVAL)
Wednesday 15 February 2017
doors open: 8.15 PM
tickets: WORM
address: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam