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Missing in Action

BY WILLIAM PYM

A recent video installation leads its viewers to negotiate an intricate world of measured fakery. Why take the bait?

OMER FASTThe Casting, 2007, production still. Collection of the artist. 

Courtesy Postmasters Gallery, New York, gb agency, Paris, and Arratia, Beer, Berlin.

The Casting, a 2007 video installation by 37-year-old Israeli artist Omer Fast, is an artwork that unravels as it is viewed. It falls to pieces, punishing the viewer for being curious and having a careful eye, and it finishes with only unanswered questions…

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