1-2-3-4 is a series of mobile screen captures taken at 12:34 am or pm. The project stops short of the contextual value of the numbers, seeing only the decontextualized components. It exposes the poetic arrangement that forms the longest string of sequential numbers in our colloquial reference to time-of-day. The documentation of this moment is embedded with mundane, but revealing, details of my personal life; such as text messages, event reminders and album covers. This act of self-archivism forms an abstraction of my existence, which will become truth for further layers of abstraction. The collection phase of the project is complete once 1,234 screen captures have been gathered. The next phase of this project, the screenshots as truth, is yet to be determined.
This work is part of my MFA Post-Graduate Fellowship at Art Center Colloege of Design, Media Design Practices / Lab.