Eröffnung: Fri, 26.07.2019 | 19 Uhr
Salzburger Kunstverein
27.07.2019 - 06.10.2019

Der Oylem iz a Goylem

Omer Fast, Der oylem iz a goylem, 2019, production still.
Commissioned by the Salzburger Kunstverein.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist. Produktionsstill / Production still by Stefan Ciupek.

Omer Fast presents three films that portray human interaction with the supernatural. The newest film, Der oylem iz a goylem, begins with a lone skier’s uncanny encounter in the Austrian Alps. Shot in 2019 in Salzburg, this film will premiere at the Salzburger Kunstverein. The second film, The Invisible Hand, depicts a family’s confrontation with a ghost in the Pearl River Delta, China. The third film, August, is loosely based on German photographer August Sander’s last years. The exhibition is presented in a specially-built medical environment.


Omer Fast (*1972, Jerusalem) lives and works in Berlin. Fast is world-renowned for his films that blend fictional and documentary processes. The artist’s politically charged subject matter has covered topics ranging from race and pornography to historical and contemporary conflicts, with films such as 5000 Feet is the Best and Continuity. In 2015, Fast made his first feature film Remainder, based on Tom McCarthy’s celebrated novel. The artist has recently expanded his work to include architectural interventions and theatrical mise-en-scènes that explore social issues.