dailybell2008: 4/20/08 - 4/27/08

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Imitation and Flattery? Contagion? Synchronicity?

I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM SOMEONE ON MY MAILING LIST:
Hello!

I have this show in LA at this new place on Sunset Blvd. siteLA 2522 Sunset Blvd.

It's April 19 - May 03. There was no opening, but there is a closing on May 3 at 9pm ish w/ performances by Barr, Infinite Body, and an absent performance by Lucky Dragons.

The main content of the show consists of me leaving the gallery everyday of the exhibition and taking buses to the end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula where I watch the sunset, photograph it, and return to the space. I put up a photograph each night - so each day there is one more image. I am attempting to call attention to these 15 sunsets that happen during the exhibition and trying to get people to actually go from the gallery to Palos Verdes, instead of just going to the gallery.

There is a free artist-book I made for it. There are only 100. They are free. If anyone wants one, if you mail me $3 worth of postage stamps I will mail you one for free! Send stamps here:

David Horvitz/ siteLA
2522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

These photos with a correlating text are (hopefully) getting published in the next issue of Someone's Garden (art publication out of Tokyo), which prints next week (ahhhh).

If anyone is in LA, come to the closing, or go watch a sunset!

http://davidhorvitz.com/shows/pv/sunsets.html

MY RESPONSE
Hello David-

I assume since you are on the Bard mfalist you are aware of the dailybell2008 project-- In the interest of spreading awareness and community surrounding the observation and documentation of the universal, I'd like to post your project on my blog and hope that you will call attention to my project as well---since it is very closely related.

Thanks,
Brenda Hutchinson
http://dailybell2008.blogspot.com

HIS REPLY
Thanks for your email!

Your blog is great! It'd be nice to get everyone around the world to do the bell ringing, so that there is always a constant sound somewhere in the world. But, there'd have to be people on boats in the ocean doing it too.

I'll blog about this on the blog for my show.

Thanks!

- David



Sunday, April 20, 2008

ACRAZYBITCH


Coming home I needed to pull over to ring the bell. Since I was on Market Street, it was not possible. So I pulled over as soon as I could and started to set up the camera when I heard someone yelling that he needed to get out of his driveway. I looked up and there was a man leaning out of his window on the second floor- I asked him if he needed to go right at that moment as I would only be a minute. He said that's what everybody says. I said the sun was going down and I had to ring the bell. He shut the window and I rang and then left. When I got home, this message was on thebellproject blog. (thebellproject.blogspot.com is still written on the side of my car):
ucrazybitch said...
I THINK YOUR A INCONSIDERATE BITCH. YOU PARKED ACROSS MY DRIVEWAY AND SET UP YOU STUPID CAMERA TAKING PHOTOS WITH NO CONSIDERATION FOR OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY AND RIGHTS. YOU HAD 55 FET OF RED ZONE TO VIOLATE, BUT YOUR JUST A IGNORANT CRAZY BITCH!!!_PUBLISH THIS BITCH
I did. I get it. Nobody likes to feel disregarded.

Schedules that Cross in the Dawn

4/18 AM San Francisco Ferry Terminal


It was really beautiful down there this morning. Dark grey to light grey but so quiet. The lines of people walking from the boat into the city were like quiet shadows moving past. Even though no one wanted to ring with me, it felt good- like a blessing somehow. I would like to do this everyday during the week and see what happens. It might be difficult to build momentum or engage people’s curiosity even if I show up regularly. Even though my schedule is very regular, I ring the bell earlier and earlier with each passing day. The people on the ferry as well as the ferry itself are on regular schedules that remain the same everyday. So eventually I will pass earlier into the morning than the people I now see getting off the ferry. We will miss each other very soon. In fact, One of the ferries arriving at this time of the morning is the commuter, Vallejo Baylink. It leavesVallejo at 5:30 AM. Whoa.
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