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image for Exhibition item typeOmer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best at Towner Art Gallery

Exhibition, Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018, free entry

Omer Fast

Omer Fast

Contact

Towner Art Gallery

01323 434670

Address

Devonshire Park,
College Road,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ

Details

5000 Feet is the Best (2011) is a film about drone warfare and the pilots who operate these machines. Based on a series of interviews the artist conducted with a former drone operator now working as a Las Vegas casino security guard, the work takes its name from the optimum operational flight altitude of a US Air Force Predator drone – at a distance of 5000 feet drones can identify virtually anything.

The film weaves together the operator’s account of his life and work to explore the shifting divisions between reality and representation, truth and memory. It’s eerie effect is in the way it uncannily brings drone vision close to home, enabling us to visualise events taking place in landscapes we have no direct access to, while the consequences of killing at a distance remain hidden.

5000 Feet is the Best was acquired for Towner’s Collection, in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, through Art Fund’s Moving Image Fund for Museums. Towner, along with the Whitworth in Manchester, was one of the first two venues to be awarded this fund.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018 10:00 to 17:00
Closed Mondays

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 25 May - Sun 16 Sep Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere
Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep At Altitude
Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best
Sat 21 Jul - Sun 30 Sep Sussex Open 2018
Sat 21 Jul Film: Loving Vincent
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul Foreign Language: In Between

Location

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Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality