by Al Miner, Yoav Rinon, interview with the artist by Ronni Baer
The first comprehensive survey of the up-and-coming, Israeli-born photographer and video artist, Ori Gersht (b. 1967), this richly illustrated book presents the best of Gersht’s achingly beautiful photographs and videos and explores how he intertwines his art with his personal and collective memory, metaphysical journeys, contextualized spaces, along with the history of art and photography. Gersht’s practice bridges places and histories full of traumas, whether it is a hill overlooking an Arab settlement at a contested border in Israel, war-torn buildings in Sarajevo, the white noise of his train journey to Auschwitz or the clearing of trees in a forest that once stood witness to mass murder in the Ukraine. Gersht’s aesthetic reflects a highly researched and an instinctive approach to his choice of media.