One photo per day for more than a year, exploring how rituals affect memory

One photo per day for more than a year, exploring how rituals affect memory

Jonathan creates a ritual to keep himself more mindful. Any ritual can take us out of the moment to consider things in a different way. Lovely video. – SA

On 27 April 2009, the US artist Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a project that he called Today. The idea was simple: each day he took one photo and posted it to his website before going to sleep. He kept this up for 440 days, then stopped. A few weeks later, his friend Scott Thrift made the short documentary, also called Today, about the project. The film’s concept is simple too: each of Harris’s photos appears for one second, in the order that he posted them, while we hear him reflect on the intentions and effects of this ritual.

By Jonathan Harris, Psyche Magazine

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