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2004-2006
2007-2009
2010-2012
2013-2015
2016-2018
2019-2021
2022-2024
2025-2027
2028-2030
2031-2033
2034-2036
2037-2039

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MYSELF.......................................... 01 ACTIVITIES, 02 DREAMS, 03 SONGS, 04 EMOTIONS, 05 WALKS, 06 HEART-BEATS;
SURROUNDING..........................................07 FRIENDS, 08 TRASH, 09 CASUALTIES, 10 PLACES, 11 IDEAS, 12 THOUGHTS;
WEATHER............................................13 WEATHER, 14 PAINTINGS, 15 AIR-QUALITY, 16 CLOUDS, 17 FABLES, 18 WIND;
DOCUMENTATION................................19 ACCOUNTS, 20 REFLECTIONS, 21 ESSAYS, 22 DOCUMENTARIES, 23 TOOLS, 24 THESIS;
CONTEXTUALIZATION...........................25 JOURNAL, 26 HISTORY, 27 PALACE, 28 SNAPSHOTS, 29 ACQUAINTANCES, 30 LECTURES;
SHARING..............................................31 ARCHIVE, 32 EDITIONS, 33 WEBSITE, 34 TAGS, 35 PATTERNS, 36 EXHIBIT.

Starting January 1st 2004 and ending January 1st 2040, I will use 36 different media to continuously document this period of time. I will use 6 media to document myself, 6 media to document the surrounding and 6 media to document the weather. Moreover I will use 6 media to document the documentation, 6 media to contextualize it and 6 media to share it. Each month I will generate 36 digital files with the material gathered for each of the 36 media. As there are 432 months in the 36 years duration of the project, I will ultimately generate 15.552 month-files. By 2040 each month-file will be encrypted in a 100 by 100 millimeters pixel of a 7,2 by 7,2 by 7,2 meters life-preserving cube.

September 24th 2003, Alberto Frigo

To document myself I will: 01 record my activities photographing every object my right hand uses; 02 write my dreams; 03 recompose the songs I hear; 04 track my emotions; 05 retrace my walks; 06 record my heart-beats. To document the surrounding I will: 07 photograph my new friends; 08 scan side-walk trash; 09 annotate headline casualties; 10 film public spaces where I seat; 11 draw my ideas; 12 record my thoughts. To document the weather I will: 13 tag it using RGB values; 14 paint how it affects me; 15 annotate the air quality; 16 recreate the shapes of clouds; 17 improvise supernatural fables; 18 record the wind intensities. To document the documentation I will: 19 write an account for each month-file; 20 annotate the thoughts I get documenting; 21 write monthly essays on it; 22 make short-documentaries showing the making; 23 photograph the tools I have used; 24 write an in-depth description for each media. To contextualize it I will: 25 keep a journal; 26 make photo-albums of my acquaintances; 27 illustrate my family history; 28 make a monthly lecture; 29 take snapshots of my surrounding; 30 create a memory palace where to host the documentation. To share it I will: 31 create a physical archive; 32 prepare a set of editions; 33 develop a website; 34 tag each month file; 35 encode a binary pattern in the final cube; 36 exhibits.

For more information contact me@2004-2040.com