Kevin O. Mooney
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Click, click, click, click. Minute by minute, day by day, month
by month, Kevin Mooney documents his life. His ever-present
camera catches the meanderings of two ginger cats, the mundane
rituals of daily existence—sleeping, brushing teeth, drinking
coffee, driving to work, eating lunch, checking the mailbox,
watching television—and welcome diversions such as art
openings, a Cincinnati Reds game, cycling in the countryside,
and beers at the bar. It records, too, the more personal and
profound passages of life: a graduation in May, a friend’s wedding
in July, his father’s illness, death, and funeral in the autumn.
More than 250,000 photographs from the year 2012 fly by— twelve months playing simultaneously on twelve screens from January at top left to December at bottom right until each fades into darkness. In the age of the selfie, when millions share on social media their happy-hour cocktails, memorable dinners, or vacation travel, Mooney pushes that idea to the extreme with unsparing honesty, revealing the truer nature of our lives rushing by minute by minute, day by day, month by month. Click, click, click, click.
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Kevin O. Mooney, American, born 1957
- Single-channel video, sound
- 1 hours, 15 seconds
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Museum purchase funded by Clinton T. Willour in honor of Catherine Edelman
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- Film & Video
The artist, Bloomington, Indiana; [Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago]; purchased by MFAH, 2018.