This work is based on my own daily routine as a creative director. This entails managing multiple projects from conception through completion, working with clients, setting and maintaining the creative vision throughout the project, while working at the same time with various softwares such as PS, AE, C4D, FCP and Nuke. At some point, I started to visualize the work flow and had the urge to find a tool that could graphically represent my work at my desk and away from it. I found IOGraphica's application (iographica.com), which records every mouse movement and draws a circle whenever the mouse stops. The longer the mouse is still, the bigger the circle. The circles show the times when I was attending a meeting, developing a pitch with the team, or overseeing someone's work.
Starting on January 9th, 2012, I recorded the movements of my mouse for a whole year. The rules were to record every day from Monday to Friday for at least 5 hours, except for off days or unless I was on leave .
The result ended up being not only a graphic representation of a working routine, but a series of unique drawings tracking the productive and creative hours of a year in my life. Thus, these abstract expressionist designs became an exact summary of an unrepeatable and otherwise overwhelming amount of information.
The video is an edit of all the resulting images, with music from the album Drumgasm by Janet Weiss, Matt Cameron and Zach Hill, where each day is two frames long. I've also put together the poster, which is organized by weeks and week days. You can find it here iamjonay.com/2012-oneyear/
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