Omer Fast b. 1972
Godville (Front) (2005)
Godville (Back)

Duration: 51:33 minutes

Godville is a two-channel video installation based on interviews with ten 18th century character interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg, a living-history museum in Virginia. Artist Omer Fast interviewed period actors from Colonial Williamsburg both in historic character and in their modern-day actual personas. Through a vigorous editing process, interviews with historic interpreters conducted in and out of character are spliced together. By cutting and remixing the interviews, Fast combines the current personal stories and acted historical interpretations delivered by each speaker. The new narratives tell the story of people who are floating in America somewhere between past and present, fiction and real life.