Gersht, Ori, 1967-, The forest , 2005
- The forest / Ori Gersht.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (NTSC, 13 min. 23 sec.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio A 2013 25Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Alexander F. Cohen, Yale BA 1982, MA 1985, JD 1988, on the occasion of his Yale College 25th reunionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Title from printed label on case.
"The centrepiece of his major photographic and video exhibition, 'The Clearing', Ori Gersht's powerful and haunting film was shot deep in the forests around Kosov in Ukraine, which were witness to atrocities against the local Jewish population -- the artist's family amongst them -- during the Second World War. As the camera glides through the dense, sun-dappled forest, a tree falls heavily, and inexplicably, to the ground; and others soon follow, continuing out of shot, or heard but not seen. Afterwards, the silence of the place returns and, amongst so much that is still standing, we cannot be sure what we have just been witness to. Entranced by the hypnotic beauty of the projected image, then shocked by the ear-splitting sound of trees crashing to the ground, our immediate perception of the place is challenged, forcing us to imagine what might have happened here before."--Website of Film and Video Umbrella, accessed 8 October 2014.
The Forest was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in association with The Photographers' Gallery, with support from Arts Council England.
"Exhibition only"--DVD face.
BAC: British Art Center copy issued with (and cased with) the Digital Betacam version of the film and the monograph for Gersht's The clearing (London : Film and Video Umbrella, 2005). The tape is accompanied by a printed sheet of instructions for showing the film. DVD case and DVD disc signed by the artist.
- Subject Terms:
- Disasters.Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Kosov.Video art.
- Video installations (Art)
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