Marc Horowicz, Installation shot: Centre for Improved Living, (2008)
MARC HOROWICZ: THE ME AND YOU TALK SHOW AT THE CENTRE FOR IMPROVED LIVING
18 MARCH - 13 ARPIL 2008
Horowitz will transform the project space into both a television studio set and screening space in which he will broadcast previous episodes of Me & You and host the workshops. The talk show will be taped three days a week, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, with a variety of guests, musical interludes and events. Each show has a topic, from “messing up” to “small spaces,” which are taken from Horowitz’s Centre for Improved Living blog. This is a talk show like no other, an art world Wayne’s World, drawing its inspiration from American public access TV and YouTube.
Horowitz engages with and comments upon the observational, fishbowl nature of our times in which reality TV and talk shows have become a fact of life. His work thrives on a makeshift DIY aesthetic where props, objects and ideas encourage exchanges of laughter, provocation, problem-solving and, ultimately, improved living. From a swap shop ‘trading post’ to one-on-one life coaching sessions, Horowitz is committed to life enhancement as an artform and describes The Centre For Improved Living as 'a collaboration, a think tank, a place to daydream, a place to ‘shake it off,’ and a place to embrace individuality and the idea that the world around us is a place of infinite possibilities.'
Horowitz’s recent projects include The National Dinner Tour. After getting his phone number with the invitation of dinner printed in American home furnishing store, Crate and Barrel’s catalogue, he travelled the country wining and dining the respondents. This lead to People Magazine naming him one of their ’50 Most Eligible Bachelors.’
Centre for Improved Living blog
Marc Horowicz Feature in The Independent on Sunday