David Horvitz
Nostalgia, 2019

1440 digital photographs to be deleted after being exhibited
Variable dimensions

For Horvitz’ exhibition “starlight in the star” at ChertLüdde in Berlin (2019), 15,990 photographs from the artist’s personal digital archive of daily snapshots documenting his life were 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 were 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).

Excerpt taken from ChertLüdde website.