In 2013, Los Angeles-based artist David Horvitz travelled to the Maldives so he could invite his mother back home to watch “the sun in [their] eyes at the same time”. Their experiences were recorded, then relayed through a pair of 12-minute video clips playing together, if not completely in unison, on two iPhones placed side by side.
For BOOKED: 2021, Horvitz revisits this work through a new installation, this time using iPhones mimicking a coin-operated tourist tower against the backdrop of Hong Kong. Local curator and researcher Ashley Lee Wong discusses this latest showing—complete with a new limited edition set of postcards—along with Horvitz’s conceptual practice integrating art in print with digital media in exploring the possibilities for interconnected experiences in our times of social distance.
David Horvitz is a Los Angeles-based artist whose diverse practice integrates a wide-range of media including art in print, performance, photography, and online interventions that signal both the familiarity and unease in bringing together human-made systems with natural phenomena. Horvitz’s installation and postcard edition, The Distance of a Day, are among several commissioned projects at this year’s BOOKED: 2021 Art Book Pop-Ups presented by Tai Kwun Contemporary.
Ashley Lee Wong 黄詠欣is a Hong Kong-based curator and researcher who completed a PhD at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and an MA at Goldsmiths University of London. Focusing on the international developments and creative opportunities for artists working in art and technology, Wong has over 10 years of experience in the UK and Hong Kong including as Artistic Director of MetaObjects and as Head of Programmes and Operations at Sedition, an online platform for distributing digital limited editions by contemporary artists in London.
Ingrid Pui Yee Chu朱珮瑿 is Associate Curator of the Artists’ Book Library and Public Programmes at Tai Kwun Contemporary.
Image: David Horvitz, The Distance of a Day, 2013/2021. Courtesy of the artist and ChertLüdde.
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