David Horvitz: Mood Disorder - Book Release with Ed Steck, Ches Smith and Mishka Henner

November 4, 2015

David Horvitz releases Mood Disorder, published by New Documents. The event will feature a reading by contributor Ed Steck, a performance by percussionist Ches Smith, and sad music from DJ Mishka Henner. Sad cocktails will be served.

Mood Disorder documents the propagation of a photograph of David Horvitz across the internet. The image—a self portrait of the artist with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background—was initially uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. From there, the image began to circulate, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.

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With a text by Ed Steck. Co-published by Chert and Motto Books, Berlin. Designed by The Future

72 Pages, Staple bound, 35 × 25 cm.