David horvitz

Nautical dusk

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


For the opening presentation of the Collapsing Time lecture series, David Horvitz discussed a group of works that explore time zones, longitude lines, jet lag, synchronicity, standardized time, subjective time, and other thoughts on time. Works investigated in the talk included The Distance of a Day, a simultaneous video recording by the artist and his mother of a sunset in Maldives and a sunrise in Los Angeles occurring at the exact same time. In another work, Evidence of a Time Traveler, Horvitz discussed a project in which he lived on California's time zone while in Ireland. The lecture was presented using an “alternative minute.”

About the Artist

David Horvitz is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. His expansive and borderless body of work is presented through the forms of photographs, books, performances, memes, or the use of ‘mail art’ with postal dispatches. His actions often explore varying conceptions of time and space, as well as interpersonal relationships and the dissemination of images via the internet. Horvitz collects images, texts, and objects through media such as the internet, the postal system, libraries, and airport lost and found services. He then allows these findings to develop, spread, and, in the long term, get out of hand. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles, the New Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. He has created projects with Recess, Triple Canopy, and Rhizome (exhibited at the Tate Modern, London), among others. The artist founded Porcino Gallery in Berlin and Galerie Morille in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Horvitz at davidhorvitz.com 

Horvitz the first presenter in the VASD Program's yearlong Collapsing Time lecture series.

David Horvitz, The Distance of a Day, 2013, digital video, 12 min, Courtesy the Artist and ChertLüdde, Berlin 

David Horvitz, The Distance of a Day, 2013, digital video, 12 min, Courtesy the Artist and ChertLüdde, Berlin 

Additional RMCAd community EVENTS 

The artist will also be participating in the following events with RMCAD students, faculty, and staff:

Next Day Q+A Luncheon with David Horvitz

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and David Horvitz for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss ideas presented in the previous night's lecture and a place for students to further engage with our special guest.

The Wandering with David Horvitz

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Meet at the Texas North Patio
VASD Program guest David Horvitz will lead RMCAD students on an exploratory adventure crafted to awaken your observational skills and abilities. Horvitz will share his playful and open-minded practice which celebrates being present and attentive in an environment, while simultaneously embracing nonsense and simplicity. This adventure is open to all RMCAD students who are interested in introducing chance, serendipity, and a bit of mischievousness into their creative experience and ideation. 
Go here for more event details.


We ask each of our visitors to provide a list of media and materials that are connected to the visitor's work, interests, and inspirations. Items suggested by David Horvitz can be found here.