Omer Fast, Talk Show, 2009, at Abrons Art Center


    From PerformaTV

    “For Performa 09 Omer Fast will combine the familiar childhood game of Broken Telephone with the confessional talk show format. In a theatrical setting, invited guests will recount personal memories with direct links to current global events and the projection of power and freedom. As each guest begins speaking, an actor appears alongside, as an observer, listening to the guest's account for the first time. When the guest is finished, the actor retells what he or she has just heard, while another actor listens to the account and subsequently narrates his or her own rendition of the story. This sequence repeats several times over the course of the evening, allowing the story to spontaneously transform from individual memory to communal recitation, from version to version into its own fluid text.”