New Orders - Evertime (2018)
In the project gallery, the first chapter in a new series titled New Orders, references the fragility and fragmentation of the European Union By recreating, in three dimensions, an individual painting by historical and prominent still-life painters from various countries, beginning with Chardin, Zurbarán and Morandi. For Evertime, Gersht commissioned masterfully crafted replicas of the vessels and bottles found in Morandi’s paintings. After carefully arranging and lighting them in a resolved composition, he fired on the ceramics with an air rifle, while simultaneously recording the destruction and fragmentation of the objects with a high-resolution camera. Sequences of images and panoramas relay a cinematic unfolding of destruction and collapse not otherwise visible in our normal experience of events.