24 Hours in photos by Erik Kessels
Tue, 15 Nov 2011
This image is from one of the exhibitions on right now at Foam Amsterdam where artist Erik Kessels printed off every photo uploaded to flickr in a 24 hour period, resulting in over a million photos piled into multiple rooms.
“We’re exposed to an overload of images nowadays,” says Kessels. “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-selfconsciously displayed. By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualise the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples’ experiences.”
(via Creative Review)