Spring, 2016

Hong Kong 2016
gb agency
Video/Film
multi screens video installation, color HD, sound
150.0 x 300.0 Size (cm)
59.1 x 118.1 Size (in)
“Spring” is a multi-screen projection exploring the themes of longing, loss and recovery. The work is a companion piece to Omer Fast’s earlier work, "Continuity," originally commissioned for Documenta in 2012. In “Spring”, we continue to follow the same middle-aged German couple who hire young men to act as their son. The story revolves around a teenaged boy and an older male escort who are both engaged by the couple and whose paths cross violently on the streets of a wealthy suburb. A portrait of family life in which roles are played with perversion and pleasure, “Spring” also deals with loss and recovery, drug usage, small-town mafiosi, the orient, the internet and - of course - incest.