Peter Horvath
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Peter Horvath works in video, sound, photo and new media. Camera in hand since age 6, he immersed himself in digital technologies at the birth of the Web, co-founded 6168.org, a site for net.art, and adopted techniques of photomontage which he uses in his net and print based works. Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum Of American Art‘s Artport, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), The 18th Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sâo Paulo, Brazil), Video Zone International Video Art Biennial (Tel Aviv, Israel), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec City, Canada), as well as venues in New York, Tokyo, London, and numerous net.art showings. He is the recipient of commissions from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, NYC (2005) and Turbulence.org New Radio and Performing Arts, Boston (2004). A founding member of the net.art collective Hell.com, he likes to consider a future when high bandwidth will be free.
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EVENT

Peter Horvath opening Saturday September 10 @ 64 Steps Contemporary Art, Toronto


Dates:
Sat Sep 10, 2005 00:00 - Fri Sep 02, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT

Bradley Baker, 64 Steps Contemporary Art, 1164 Queen St. W. Toronto, Canada. Gallery hours Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5. Opening reception Saturday September 10, 7pm - 10pm

Phone: 416.535.7837

Email: 64steps@rogers.com

TORONTO, CANADA

64 Steps Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening and subsequent exhibition of Peter Horvath's newest work of web cinema 'Tenderly Yours' as a projected installation. A 65 page, limited edition hardcover publication accompanies the exhibition.

With appearance and narration spoken by Josephine Truffaut, Tenderly Yours resituates the personal, casual and ambiguous approach of French new wave cinema in a net art narrative that explores love, loss and memory.

"The story is recited by a striking and illustrious persona, who moves through the city with her lover. Her willful independence is intoxicating, though her sense of self is ambiguous and a fear of intimacy consuming. Then, one day she suddenly disappears. Her lover is left bewildered and is posed to question whether she is a fiction, who fades with every passing recollection. At this moment, her face reappears only to be united with that of a movie actress, whose striking resemblance further questions the certainty of her existence. Here we encounter a series of filmic ‘doubles’, of French new wave cinema rendered as net art and in turn, of net art as cinema." - Celina Jeffery

"Life, for Jean-Luc Godard's 'children of Marx and coca-cola,' was an extended meditation on politics, pop culture and the vicissitudes of dating. Peter Horvath adapts the concerns of this generation and the filmic style in which they were rendered in his new work of net cinema 'Tenderly Yours.' Here, the story of Josephine--a contemporary French woman who 'detests money/ thinks herself a marxist/ and thinks she is too old for her age'--unfolds (...) Nodding both to the early writings found in the journal Cahiers du Cinema and Lev Manovich's more recent Soft Cinema, 'Tenderly Yours' exploits net conventions to emulate the spontaneous, fragmented and naturalistic mode of new wave filmmaking." - Lauren Cornell

Peter Horvath works in video, sound, photo and new media. Camera in hand since age 6, he inhaled darkroom fumes until his late 20‘s, then began exploring time based art forms. He immersed himself in digital technologies at the birth of the Web, co-founded 6168.org, a site for net art, and adopted techniques of photomontage which he uses in his net and print based works. Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum Of American Art‘s Artport, the 18th Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Video Zone International Video Art Biennial (Tel Aviv, Israel), the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec City, Canada), as well as venues in New York, Tokyo, London, and numerous net art showings. He is the recipient of commissions from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, NYC (2005) and Turbulence.org New Radio and Performing Arts, Boston (2004). A founding member of the net art collective Hell.com, he likes to consider a future when high bandwidth will be free.


EVENT

Peter Horvath @ Pace Digital


Dates:
Tue Oct 12, 2004 00:00 - Wed Oct 13, 2004

Pace Digital Gallery
is pleased to present:

PETER HORVATH
A solo exhibition featuring 4 artworks for the internet
curated by Jillian Mcdonald
163 William Street, New York
Oct 12 - Dec 12, 2004. Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm

contact: digitalgallery@pace.edu www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

"Formally, I see myself as a participant and investigator in the realm of new media art as it exists on the web. The Web in its binary aspect mirrors the process of choice-making by which we navigate our environments, making it an ideal medium to discuss issues relating to the realm of subjective experience. Conceptually my work derives from and revolves around my unchanging curiosity about the nature of identity and consciousness. Through my work I attempt to address the difference between conscious and subconscious identity and drives. I orchestrate layers of history, including journal entries, sketches, written records, video, photographs, music, voice and general sound loops, resulting in a atmospheric investigation into states of being."

Peter Horvath works in video, sound, photo-based and new media. He immersed himself in digital technologies at the birth of the Web, co-founded 6168.org, a site for net.art, and adopted techniques of photo-montage which he uses in his net based and 2D works. Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum Of American Art‘s Artport, the 17th Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany) FILE 2004 (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Video Zone International Video Art Biennial (Tel Aviv, Israel) the Thailand New Media Art Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec City, Canada). He is a founding member of the net.art collective Hell.com.