The Clearing

This elegant, beautifully illustrated publication presents three ambitious new series of works by the Israeli-born, London-based artist Ori Gersht, including The Forest, a major new film work commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella.

Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, this book with an essay by Jeremy Millar, explores the representation of history and catastrophe in photography, film and literature, and the possibility — or impossibility — of bearing witness to such events. A major new publication on one of the most thought-provoking young artists in Britain today, this book will appeal to those concerned with the importance of remembrance, and in the representation of history and place in contemporary culture. 

Published by Film and Video Umbrella, in association with CRG Gallery, New York, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv and Andrew Mummery Gallery, London. With additional support from University College for the Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester.


•  Hardcover
•  9 1/2 x 12 inches
•  96pp full color illustrations
•  $40.00
•  ISBN – 1904270212


Film and Video Umbrella (December, 2005)

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Ori Gersht

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