Ori Gersht

Neither Black Nor White

2001

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Not on display
Artist
Ori Gersht born 1967
Medium
Video, back projection, colour
Dimensions
Duration: 10 min.
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased from Andrew Mummery Gallery (General Funds) 2002
Reference
T07954

Display caption

Neither Black Nor White examines the contested borderline between Israeli and Palestinian territory. Filming from the top of a hill in the Jewish quarter of Nazareth, the camera looks down into the Arab village of Iksal. The camera recorded half a second of footage every thirty seconds, reducing a shooting period of eight hours to eight minutes of film. Shot overnight, the urban scene is unrecognisable. As dawn breaks, the city gradually emerges before disappearing again as the image is bleached out by the intensity of the rising sun.

Gallery label, November 2006

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