GERNOT FABER „me survive„
managed by Lutz Krüger & Sebastian Reuss / embodied by Oliver Cole.
Gernot Faber’s (sur-)face is just an ordinary latex promotion article that is embodied by a layman-actor (Oliver Cole). As being an invented artist – a „figure without ground“ Faber is always under construction. Through him his creators allow themselves to deal with ideas that emerge from somewhere between them in terms of character, artistic practice or desperate ideas about working together as one.
After several exhibitions in which Faber performed multiple roles – as a band-manager, a shop owner, a gallery-director, a psychoanalyst’s patient, he has lately been hired by the curatorial collective WHW to perform the role of an agitator for the ideals of Yugoslav self-management – in China.
Even though Gernot is directed through his authors and obeying their genius interpretation of him being the perfect updated contemporary avant-gard artist he is self-conscious about being a star. Following the invitation of the 2011 International Film Festival SEQUENCES in Reykjavik/Iceland he is deadly sure that this will be his very personal breakthrough as a movie star.