DAVID HORVITZ. MOOD DISORDER BOOK LAUNCH
AT 11:59 PM.
IN RANDY’S DONUTS PARKING LOT, LOS ANGELES.
Xiu Xiu will have a gong to whisper into.*
Ed Steck will call in from Tampa Bay, FL and read poems over speaker phone.**
Michael Smoler will be telepathically reading poems from a donut store in London simultaneously with the launch.
Books will be sold for $15 us cash out of the trunk of my mom’s car. No receipts will be given.
* Xiu Xiu will buy dounuts for the first 21 people who whisper into the gong.
** Unless he falls asleep.
Mood Disorder documents the propagation of a photograph of David Horvitz across the internet. The image—a self portrait of the artist with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background—was initially uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. From there, the image began to circulate, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.
David Horvitz: Mood Disorder
With a text by Ed Steck. Co-published by Chert and Motto Books, Berlin. Designed by The Future.
35 × 25 cm
72 Pages, Staple bound
First Edition (2015)