‘Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait’ @ Porcino, Berlin. 05.01.2014

Posted in art, Chert, events, exhibitions on January 4th, 2014
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Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait

opening tomorrow, Sunday January 5th from 7pm.

Porcino is pleased to announce the opening of its third exhibition, Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait.

Porcino is a parasitic gallery located in a hole underneath the floorboards of Chert Gallery in Berlin. Actually, that is not true at all, not at all. Porcino is actually a mycorrhizal gallery located in a hole underneath the floorboards of Chert Gallery. Like the Boletus Edulis and the conifer tree, Porcino and Chert form a symbiotic relationship, their roots and mycelium intertwined with each other as gifts are exchanged for each organism’s continuous survival. It was founded in 2012 by David Horvitz during his first exhibition at the gallery.

Daniel Santiago (born 1939, Recife Brazil) is known for his association with Mail Art, and particularly for his collaborations with friend Paulo Brusky. His work is a playful and often humorous exploration of the poetics of the everyday, whether through capturing the cultural landscape of his surroundings in drawing, or by intervening in the public space of the city with performances and installations. Santiago’s work touches on philosophical questions about solitude, life and freedom, inventiveness as a strategy of survival and the potential of collaborating with others.

A photograph of me crying early in the morning on the beach in the far rockaways that is placed onto the english wikipedia page for mood disorder and then used by various websites as a free stock to illustrate what it looks like to feel bad. David Horvitz. Shelter Press.

Posted in zines on December 27th, 2013
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A photograph of me crying early in the morning on the beach in the far rockaways that is placed onto the english wikipedia page for mood disorder and then used by various websites as a free stock. David Horvitz. Shelter Press.

About the book
As the title said : « A photograph of me crying early in the morning on the beach in the far rockaways that is placed onto the english wikipedia page for mood disorder and then used by various websites as a free stock ».

32 pages / 17 x 25 cm / black and white xerox / 2013 / first edition of 150 copies / handnumbered / staple stitched / soft cover

About the artist
Horvitz uses art books, photography, performance art, watercolor, and mail art to create his work. His work includes « A Wikipedia Reader, » a mind map of artists browsing of Wikipedia, and « Public Access, » photographs of beaches uploaded to Wikipedia. His published work includes: Xiu Xiu: The Polaroid Project (2007), Everything that can happen in a day (2010), and Sad, Depressed, People (2012). He has exhibited at SF Camerawork, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Tate Modern

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David Horvitz. The Distance of a Day. Motto Books / Chert, Berlin

Posted in art, books, distribution on June 17th, 2013
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Published on occasion of Art Basel 2013 by Motto Books and Chert, Berlin
Design: Maximage
Edition: 1200
Isbn: 9782940524051
D 8€

The Distance of a Day
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The Distance of a Day: Maldives (Special edition)
D 30€
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The Distance of a Day: Los Angeles (Special Edition)
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The Distance of a Day: Los Angeles and Maldives (Special Edition)
D 50€
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Public Access. David Horvitz

Posted in books, distribution on January 14th, 2013
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In 2009 + 2010 Californian artist David Horvitz drove up the entire California coast with various friends. The trip started at the beach just north of the Mexican American border and ended in Oregon at Pelican State Beach. Along the way Horvitz made photographs of over 50 different state beaches. In each photograph he stood anonymously on the sand looking out at the ocean, reminiscent of Bas Jan Ader or Caspar David Friedrich. The photographs were then uploaded to each of the specific beach’s Wikipedia page to illustrate the articles. An example is Borderfield State Park. His intention was for these images to become the visual meta data for the specific beaches, and for the images to openly circulate as they are sourced and resourced online. At one point a discussion emerged on Wikipedia discussing the legitimacy of his photographs. This resulted with many of the photographs being deleted. This is the second book of the Public Access project. It contains photographs, scans of Wikipedia articles, and the complete conversation from Wikipedia discussing Horvitz’s image. It also contains various texts written by Horvitz about the project, as well as personal stories about the California coast. This project was originally commissioned by SF Camerawork for an exhibition with the writer Ed Steck (a close friend of Horvitz). A new version Steck’s text concludes the publication. This was designed by Miya Osaki. Read more about Public Access on Rhizome.

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Watercolors. Natalie Haeusler + David Horvitz

Posted in art, books, distribution, painting on January 14th, 2013
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The book “Watercolors” is documenting a one and a half year long correspondence in form of watercolors sent via email between Natalie Häusler and David Horvitz.

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David Horvitz. Sad, Depressed, People. New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, photography on July 16th, 2012
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Sad, Depressed, People, David Horvitz, New Documents

David Horvitz’s Sad, Depressed, People looks at a set of images circulating within stock photography collections. These photographs, in which actors are photographed holding their heads in their hands, ostensibly depressed, are here shown to contain a bizarre tension between their status as stock images and their supposedly emotional content.

Language: English
Pages: 64

(Out of print)

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Fillip #14

Posted in art, distribution, writing on July 20th, 2011
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Fillip #14

Fillip is a publication of art, culture, and ideas released three times a year by the Projectile Publishing Society from Vancouver, British Columbia.

In This Issue:

Series: Intangible Economies, edited by Antonia Hirsch-
Broadening the notion of economy beyond its financial dimensions, this series focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fueled by affect and desire. Intangible Economies speculatively investigates the fundamental role these affective transactions play in modes of representation and, accordingly, in cultural production.

Monika Szewczyk – Investing in the Blank
Hadley + Maxwell – Someone That Happens
Markus Miessen et al. – Architectural Space As Agent

Vector Association and Kristina Lee Podesva – Via Satellite
Diedrich Diederichsen – Living in the Loop
Michael Turner and Reid Shier – Upon Further Reflection
Amy Zion – Ascetic Desire
Kathy Mezei – Shadows and Blind Spots
Ahmet Ogut and Berin Golonu – Between the Scaffold and the Ruin
Commission: David Horvitz – Scotch Broom
Jeff Khonsary – The Encyclopedia That Anyone Can Edit

112 pages / English

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My Grandma’s Recipes – David Horvitz, Morava

Posted in art, food on June 17th, 2011
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My Grandma’s Recipes – David Horvitz

“My Grandma’s Recipes” is a collection of 35 recipes that artist David Horvitz’s grandmother has collected throughout her life. Born in Northern California to Japanese Immigrants, and having spent time in the Amache Internment Camp during the Second World War, Kay Maruyama’s (Horvitz’s grandmother) collection of recipes reflect the second and third generation culture of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast.

Most of the recipes come out of sharing, similar to how digital information today is shared. Some are clipped out of newspapers, others given by friends or family, and some typed or hand written by Horvitz’s grandmother. The recipes are stored in a small box inside of his grandmother’s kitchen, in Los Angeles, California, where she has lived most her life. Many of these recipes Horvitz remembers eating at family events and holidays.

format: 135 x 90 x 22 mm, 35 loose sheets, offset printing, cardboard box
color: fullkolor + Pantone 185 (box)
edition: 200

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Carry-on. David Horvitz.

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store on October 4th, 2010
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Carry-on. David Horvitz.
text by Helga Christoffersen
Published by Galerie West
168 x 240 mm
16 pages

This publication appears on the occasion of the exhibition CARRY-ON (Galerie West, Den Haag / September 4, 2010 – October 2, 2010) with work by Michael Bell-Smith, Paul Branca, Colleen Brown, Dylan Chatain, Joanne Cheung and Beau Sievers, Dexter Sinister, Marley Freeman, Marc Handelman, Tim Ridlen, Maxwell Simmer, Ed Steck, Penelope Umbrico.

D 5€
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