Volunteer Gardening Day

in David Horvitz’s 7th Avenue Garden

Courtesy of Terremoto and David Horvitz

In a vacant lot next to his studio where a house had burned down, artist David Horvitz and landscape architects Terremoto began designing a garden. Hosting exhibitions, performance, readings, gatherings, and more, David calls it “… a garden of additions, of stories. Memories. Futures. The flotsam and jetsam of all things. A design always in progress and un-designing itself.” In May 2024, we joined David, Terremoto, Yasmine, and volunteers for a day of gardening and conversation. We dug a hole, tended the garden, tested the ground oven, and looked for clay in the soil. 

About the Artists

David Horvitz
An ocean romantic, David Horvitz is an artist based in Los Angeles. His expansive, nomadic body of work is presented through the forms of photographs, artist books, performances, memes, mail art, sound, rubber stamps, walks, and watercolor. His actions––often gestures of poetic resistance––explore varying conceptions of time, space, and letting...
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Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez
Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez is a curator, writer, and researcher working at the intersection of art and ecology. She is the founder and director of the Green Art Lab Alliance (established in 2012); a network comprising sixty art organizations across Europe, Latin America, and Asia and of the Future Materials Bank; a crowd-sourced...
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About The Garden

The Garden was created by David Horvitz and Terremoto. It is located on a vacant lot across from Horvitz’s studio where a house had burned down in an old Japanese neighborhood where Horvitz spent his childhood. It consists of remnants of the demolished LACMA buildings, oyster and clam shells, a crow perch, sea urchins, stones, broken ceramics, Turkish fishing nets, bells, found mirrors, hundreds of native plant species, and structures built from fallen trees in Los Angeles for hosting performances.


Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez: A Micro-Residency is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Our programs this year are also made possible through the generous support of the Board of Directors; the Gatherers Annual Fund; the Los Angeles Visual Arts (LAVA) Coalition; the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan; and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.

Event Details

DATE: May 2, 2024 TIME: 12 – 4 PM

LOCATION: 1911 7th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018


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