From: Horvitz, David info@davidhorvitz.com
Subject: from 2:15 AM (losing the star without a sky)
Date: 22 March 2017 at 10:41
To: joseph@gallery.as

 

I want to write you about rivers. And about night. And I imagine this coming to you in the night. And maybe, winding its way to you, like how a river winds its way between two places.

tonight in paris
at allen galerie
59 rue de dunkerque 75009
at 7:07pm
my exhibition
titled eridanus
opens

it is named after
eridanus
the river constellation
that winds its way across the night sky

for the exhibition i walked across this city
(at night)

using the shape of eridanus as my route as if the river of stars was
overlaid on top of the city

(a river on a city built on a river)

and where thirty of the constellation’s stars would have fallen on the map i found 30 public street lights
and with a handful of city keys that i had managed to gather
i opened up the electrical access door to these lights

and turned the light off

a constellation, not of light, but of darkness
a street returned to the night
and maybe just maybe a few stars returned to the sky

(the exhibition opens tonight at the moment night begins.
for the duration of the exhibition the gallery will keep its lights off.)

 

David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, about 10 keys of different shapes and sizes, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, about 10 keys of different shapes and sizes (+ Map), Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, exhibition view at Galerie Allen, Paris, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, exhibition view at Galerie Allen, Paris, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, exhibition view at Galerie Allen, Paris, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, exhibition view at Galerie Allen, Paris, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus”, 2017, about 10 keys of different shapes and sizes, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “For Kiyoko”, 2017, photograph, text; Image: 18 x 27 cm Frame: 20 x 29 cm; Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus (Paris”), 2017, digital slide show of 60 images, set of 60 photographs and map, 10 x 15 cm
David Horvitz, “Photo book (#1 beach)”, 2017, Printed digital photographs, 39 images; each photo: 15 x 10.3 cm; book: 16.5 x 13 x 2 cm
David Horvitz, “Untitled (Watercolour)”, 2017, watercolour, sent per post to Galerie Allen, 23 x 15 cm, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Eridanus (Paris)”, 2017, digital slide show of 60 images, set of 60 photographs and map, dimensions variable / photographies : 10 x 15 cm each, map: 49 x 63,5 cm, Photo: Aurélien Mole
David Horvitz, “Berger”, 2017, ink on paper, Photo: Aurélien Mole