Ori Gersht et Zadok Ben-David
Saison France Israël 2018
FROM JUNE 5th TO SEPTEMBER 2nd
Ori Gersht’s Falling Bird is inspired by the still life of the 18th century painter Jean-Siméon Chardin, entitled A Green-Colored Duck Attached to the Wall and a Bigarade. The film reveals a suspended duck, suddenly splitting a shimmering black surface, which collapses in its own reflection. The impact of the bird that penetrates the liquid surface and the triggering of a tremendous chain reaction, evokes the idea of an ecological disaster. Ori Gersht explores the relationship between photography and technology.
Blackfield, hand-painted, sand-blasted stainless steel work of varying dimensions by artist Zadok Ben-David. This installation is composed of hundreds of cut metal flowers and planted in a thin layer of sand. From Victorian encyclopedias of the 19th century, these plants make up a kind of huge toile de Jouy or Liberty in three dimensions. The artist’s work plays with perception and perspective, questioning life and death.