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Everything That Rises Must Converge

EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE (Everything That Rises Must Converge) Omer Fast, D/USA 2014, 56 min

Four real-life adult film performers at a working day in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California - a hybrid documentary/ fiction film.

The film follows four real-life adult film performers as they start their day at home, get in their cars and drive to work in a nondescript residential house in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.
In between documentary scenes, we also encounter several fictional characters whose stories revolve around the same residential house where the performers work.
Shown as a grid of four simultaneous images, the film weaves scenes of everyday life with moments of beauty, as well as the strange and absurd moments of apparent convergence.

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Biography of Omer Fast

Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972. He holds a BA in English from Tufts University, a BFA in Visual Arts from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Since finishing his studies in 2000, Fast has participated in over 150 international exhibitions, including solo shows at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Dallas Museum of Art and Museum of
Modern Art in Vienna. Group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA13, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Fast received the Bucksbaum award for his work “The Casting” at the Whitney Biennial in 2008 and has also won the National Galerie’s Prize for Young Art in Berlin in 2009 with his work “Nostalgia”. His work is in several international collections including Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou.

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Press Coverage

Yet again, Omer Fast blurs storylines by orchestrating a special kind of narrative normalcy, for these are in fact real porn actors acting out their lives in front of us. Stories overlap, images harmonize, sentences match up, and every element converges at any given moment. Fast arranges his composition of multiple realities down to the smallest detail. With Everything That Rises Must Converge, Fast continues to investigate and decode the moment when real experience turns into subjective memory, and then becomes material for an ambiguous story, and finally art. (gb agency)

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