Tuesday, September 12, 2017
ABOUT THE LECTURe
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.”
Horvitz was the first presenter in the VASD Program's yearlong Collapsing Time lecture series.
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
Additional RMCAd community EVENTS
The artist also participated in the following events with RMCAD students, faculty, and staff:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
VASD Program guest David Horvitz led RMCAD students on an exploratory adventure crafted to awaken their observational skills and abilities. Horvitz shared his playful and open-minded practice which celebrates being present and attentive in an environment, while simultaneously embracing nonsense and simplicity. This adventure was open to all RMCAD students who are interested in introducing chance, serendipity, and a bit of mischievousness into their creative experience and ideation.
Horvitz's SUGGESTED READING LIST
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.