Kevin O. Mooney: 366247•2012 October 20–December 9, 2018

Click, click, click, click. Minute by minute, day by day, month by month, American artist Kevin O. 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 diversions such as art openings, a Cincinnati Reds game, cycling in the countryside, and beers at the bar.

Mooney (born 1957) also uses his camera to record the more personal and profound passages of life: a graduation in May; a wedding in July; his father’s illness, death, and funeral in the fall.

In 366247•2012, more than 250,000 photographs from the year 2012 fly by. The video features 12 months playing simultaneously on 12 screens, from January (at top left) to December (at bottom right), until each fades into darkness.

In the age of the selfie, when millions of people share on social media their happy-hour cocktails, memorable dinners, and vacation travel, Mooney pushes that idea to the extreme with unsparing honesty, revealing the truer nature of life rushing by minute by minute, day by day, month by month. Click, click, click, click.

Kevin O. Mooney: 366247•2012 | October 20–December 9, 2018

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


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