I decided to do this task, but in an order of magnitude greater than what was called for in the description. The task asks for three days, and I decided to do it for 31 days. I mapped where I was for every hour in the month of October 2008. I chose to record every hour on the :24. Mostly because on October 1st I woke up at 7:24, which is when I took my first picture. I also decided right off the bat that this task would be a completion for the SFØ Société Photographique. Mostly because few tasks are designed or done in the name of the Société. I guess in doing it this way I have done the opposite of this task
. I turned a BartPA task into a UofA task.
So every hour on the 24, I took a photo of where I was.
I adopted some self-administered rules, which were easy and basic and saved me taking 744 photos, those rules were that I didn't have to take a new photograph if I was in the same place (relatively) that I was the previous hour. Also, if I was in the same place for three straight hours, I could choose a photo from any of those three hours (or any point in between). The first rule was so that you didn't have to sift through an ass-load of photos here (and I didn't have to figure out how to take photos of myself sleeping), the second rule was adopted because setting my alarm every hour every day grew tedious, and I preferred only doing it while I was on the move.
So with that in mind, I have made two maps.
The first is simple and requires you to click through all of the proof photos one by one. That is the map of photos.
The second is an actual map with my actual locations. That map can be found at the end of this praxis.
Go to the actual map only once you've looked through the photos. This map of photos is supposed to take you out of a sense of place, the relevance of where to be replaced by the composition. The certainty of location replaced by mystery and supposition. Only after you see the photos standing alone on their own, painting their picture of change and the unknown should you check the map itself. Or maybe not. Maybe you never check the map. Or maybe you go to the map first. Do whatever you feel like.
I thought about graphing my progress, like Lank did, but I found with such a massive amount of information, any chart or map would break down under the strain or have to be too giant to be feasible. So you get the map map and the more ephemeral map of photos.
I invite you to view and enjoy this praxis any way you want.
Here's the link to the actual map map.