Her Face Was Covered (Part 1 & 2)

Die zweiteilige Videoarbeit funktioniert wie ein Nachbild zu 5,000 FEET IS THE BEST. Das Video zeigt die Vorbereitungen für den Dreh einer Filmszene nach der Explosion einer Bombe. Die Bilder sind von einem Kran aus aufgenommen, sodass die Perspektive der Aufnahme der Art der Beobachtungen einer Drohne ähnelt. Im Voiceover erzählt ein Drohnenpilot, wie und warum er Befehl erhält, eine Frau zu eliminieren. _____________________________________________ Die Installationen von Omer Fast sind Di von 11:00 - 23:00 und Mi - So 11.00 - 22.00 im OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich zugänglich.

The starting point for the work is the story of an unmanned air vehicle operator who describes a live-fire mission at an undisclosed place. Observed from the drone flying high in the sky, a woman approaches a smoldering truck on a desert road. After hesitating for a moment, she picks up a weapon from the truck and is therefore targeted by the drone operator and killed by his missile. The drone operator declined to be interviewed about this event directly, but agreed for his close friend to channel his answers, remotely, like a ventriloquist, via Skype. The facts – already separated by one generation – are further complicated by nagging uncertainties regarding the story's female antagonist. What first appears to be a female combatant might actually be a male combatant dressed as a female civilian – or just a woman out scavenging who is mistaken for a male combatant dressed as a female civilian. The short video contains the drone operator's testimony – directly recorded via Skype through his friend – and pairs his words with footage that first appears to be authentic but turns out to be props and crew on a film set. _____________________________________________ The installations by Omer Fast are open to the public at OK Center from Tuesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Wednesday till Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

OK Artist in Residence 2013
Omer Fast
USA 2011
6 Minuten
Drehbuch Omer Fast