Hong Hao: The Story of His Life

Bucky Fuller did it, keeping a detailed diary of every fifteen minutes of his life. Gordon Bell is doing it right now, recording every minute with a camera around his neck. Beijing based artist Hong Hao is doing it too, but with pictures. According to Josh Spear, he "he collects all the ephemera and trinkets (and sometimes just plain garbage) from his life and documents it. Then it's just pleasurably voyeuristic and odd to look at it all think "this is someone's life." If you were to disappear today this would be the material left in your wake; the stuff you would dispose of says as much as the keepsakes you horde away. It all says everything…and it all says nothing." ::Josh Spear See also Planet Green on ::Hang on to the Memories, not the Treasures

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