Wednesday, November 13, 2013

EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE


Anyone familiar with the front end of a camera (and a porn set) should recognize these photos.

Before each and every porn production, every model for every scene must provide video and photographic documentation of their legal age.  In his recent project "Everything That Rises Must Converge", artist Omer Fast "documents" a single 24 hour day in the lives of four different porn performers living in Los Angeles.  Typical of much of his work, Fast also deploys narrative manipulation to explore the nature of performance through a series of self-referential filmic loops.  The title for the piece itself references a short story by noted Catholic author Flannery O'Connor.  O'Connor was working on "Everything That Rises Must Converge" when she died. 

According to Mousse Magazine, the piece acts as a metaphor describing the role of the artist:

"The structural building blocks of the artist are present in this video: the interview and importance of testimony, the implied ambiguity between subjectivity and truth, role-playing, the simultaneous synchronization of images and in editing, and the constant friction between a collective reality and the world of the private and intimate. What you can’t say or represent is turned into a material to produce something else, somewhere else."

"Everything That Rises Must Converge" is on view until December 21st at gb agency in Paris. 

The structural building blocks of the artist are present in this video : the interview and importance of testimony, the implied ambiguity between subjectivity and truth, role-playing, the simultaneous synchronization of images and in editing, and the constant friction between a collective reality and the world of the private and intimate. What you can’t say or represent is turned into a material to produce something else, somewhere else. - See more at: http://moussemagazine.it/omer-fast-gbagency/#sthash.9NQeR1i0.dpu

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  2. I never knew about this requirement.

    What an interesting concept.

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  3. Zooming in on Miss Thing's Social Security Card... I could use a new identity.

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