Ed Steck delivering his poem, A Hydrological Survey of an Ephemeral River, from a floating vantage point, followed by an artist lecture by David Horvitz under the 40th street bridge. Additional video projections by Erin Womack and Steve Gurysh.


Ed Steck is a writer from Southwestern Pennsylvania, currently living in Pittsburgh. Recent publications include: Sleep as information/the fountain is a water feature (Center for Ongoing Research and Projects, 2014), The Rose (with artist Adam Marnie, Hassla Books, 2013), A Time Stream in Spaces: The Cultic Parody of Time-Induced Capital (West, 2012), and Public Access with artist David Horvitz. His work has most recently appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, LIT, and Omer Fast: 5,000 Feet Is Best (Sternberg Press, 2012). He has collaborated with visual artists such as Wintergarten LTD and Marc Handelman. He is a co-editor of American Books. He graduated from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. 

David Horvitz was born in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.  His work spans photography, curatorial projects, web-work, publishing, writing, and print media. Recurring interests across these disciplines include attention to strategies of information circulation and the impermanence of digital artifacts. Much of his work points to a nomadic romanticism, often referencing travel and the sea. Horvitz grew up on the Pacific Ocean, which is a continuous theme in his work. For a recent exhibition at SF Camerawork in San Francisco, he drove the entire California Coast, driving as close to the water as he could. In another earlier work, Horvitz made a photograph of the ocean view at the southern most point of Japan, having travelled through various small islands to reach the destination point.

David Horvitz,   Public Access (Bodega Head)   (detail), 2011–2014.

David Horvitz, Public Access (Bodega Head) (detail), 2011–2014.