Omer Fast

Arratia, Beer, Berlin 11 January - 9 February 2013

By Raimar Stange

5000 Feet Is the Best (film still), 2011, Film still: Yonn Thomas. Courtesy GB Agency, Paris, and Arratia, Beer, Berlin

Suddenly there is a camel on a German country road. Followed by a woman in her mid-forties, it runs into a forest and leads the woman to a desertlike hollow, in which dead German soldiers lie. They were likely killed in a massacre during their Afghanistan deployment; in any case the image alludes to the photographic work Dead Troops Talk (1992) by Jeff Wall. Then the woman drives on with her husband to a Northern German train station to pick…

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