Published by JBE BOOKS/YVON LAMBERT. Introduction by Natilee Harren.
In the tradition of conceptual action books, American artist David Horvitz (born 1982) has created a long-form poem developed initially as a collaboration between the artist and his five-year-old daughter. Change the Name of the Days offers a collection of 32 lessons and short teaching units in the form of a colorful and graphic text-based artist’s book. From instructions such as "welcome the night into your house" to “exchange breaths with a plant,” this publication invites reflection upon the immateriality of the world surrounding us. The prompts also provide the reader with an opportunity to develop a performative action for each lesson, constituting their own personal collection of poetic instruments. The book is enriched with a text by author and Fluxus specialist Natilee Harren.
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.
PUBLISHER New Documents
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 64 pgs / 32 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 166
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781927354018TRADE List Price: $25.00 CDN $30.00