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David Horvitz - Change the name of the days

David Horvitz - Change the name of the days

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6 octobre 2021
18h - 20h

Book signing
October 6, 2021
6 - 8 PM


Change the name of the days est un livre d’artiste conçu par l’artiste américain David Horvitz. Trente-deux leçons et courtes unités d’enseignement ont été élaborées par David Horvitz, artiste et père, avec l’aide de sa fille de 5 ans.

Dans la tradition des livres d’action conceptuels, David Horvitz a créé un long poème nous invitant à plonger dans les profondeurs de l’imaginaire. Jouer et apprendre avec la notion de « guide someone through the sounds of the world around you » et découvrir l’immatérialité des éléments qui constituent le monde.

De « welcome the night into your house » en passant par « exchange breaths with
a plant », cette publication de JBE Books, en association avec Yvon Lambert, est aussi l’occasion de développer une action performative pour chaque leçon et de constituer sa propre collection personnelle d’instruments poétiques.

Le livre est enrichi d’un texte de Natilee Harren, chercheuse et spécialiste Fluxus


Change the name of the days is an artist’s book designed by the American artist David Horvitz. Thirty-two lessons and short teaching units were developed by David Horvitz, artist and father, with the help of his 5 year old daughter.

In the tradition of conceptual action books, David Horvitz has created a long poem inviting us to delve in the depths of the imagination. To play and learn with the notion of «guide someone through the sounds of the world around you» and discover the immateriality of the elements that constitute the world.

From «welcome the night into your house» to «exchange breaths with a plant», this publication by JBE Books, in association with Yvon Lambert, is also an opportunity to develop a performative action for each lesson and to constitute your own personal collection of poetic instruments.

The book is enriched with a text by Natilee Harren, researcher and Fluxus specialist.


Co-production: JBE Books & Yvon Lambert
32 poetic actions and short teachings units by David Horvitz
An essay by Natilee Harren
Release date: May 2021
English edition
195 x 265mm
80 pages
Graphic design: Emma Zampieri - Studio JBE
ISBN 978-2-36568-053-0

© JBE Books & Yvon Lambert Editions

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