A Single Day Of Uploaded Flickr Photos Printed Out

A Single Day Of Uploaded Flickr Photos Printed Out

Artist Erik Kessels prints out images uploaded on the photo-sharing site in a 24-hour period.

Yi Chen
  • 15 november 2011

An avalanche of photos fills a large room in the Foam gallery in Amsterdam. The only thing the thousands of various photos have in common is that they were all uploaded onto Flickr in a 24-hour period.

The installation is by artist Erik Kessels and looks at the future of photography as part of Foam’s 10th anniversary. Visitors can walk through the installation and explore each and every photo.  Kessels explains:

We’re exposed to an overload of images nowadays. This glut is in large part the result of image-sharing sites like Flickr, networking sites like Facebook, and picture-based search engines. Their content mingles public and private, with the very personal being openly and un-selfconciously displayed. By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualize the feeling of drowning in a representations of other peoples’ experiences.


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