ChertLüdde is pleased to present
starlight in the star
its third solo exhibition with David Horvitz.
Press release and online communication
The title of the exhibition may change unpredictably at any moment. All the press information surrounding the title will be amended accordingly.
all the time that came before this moment, all the time that will come after this moment, 2019
each neon: 20 x 540 cm, Overall variable
Neon shaped in the artist’s handwriting.
Nostalgia (15,990), 2019
Digital projection, 15,990 minutes, unique
15,990 photographs from the artist’s personal digital archive of daily snapshots documenting his life will be projected for one minute each for the duration of the 41 day exhibition. The archive was made with various digital cameras since the early 2000s. After the photographs are projected the files will be permanently deleted. Each photograph is shown for one last moment, whether witnessed or not, as the archive is slowly erased. The title refers to Hollis Frampton’s film Nostalgia (1971).
David Horvitz (lives in Los Angeles) works with installation, photography, mail, performance, sound, artist books, watercolor, digital media, text and film. His practice revolves around notions regarding the individual’s relationship to time, distance and the reappropriation of human experience. Horvitz has participated in numerous exhibitions in venues such as: La Criée, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (2019); S.M.A.K., Gent (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); HangarBicocca, Milan (2017); Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus (2016); MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Kraków, (2016); NOMAS Foundation, Rome (2016); Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2016); Mambo Bologna, Bologna (2015); Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (2015) and New Museum, New York (2014). He will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition snap+share: transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks, at SFMOMA in March 2019.