What One Day's Worth Of Flickr Uploads Printed Out And Scattered All Over The Floor Looks Like

November 15, 2011

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This is what one day of Flickr uploads -- over a million photos -- looks like printed out and piled all over the floor of an art gallery. It's...a mess. If this were my bedroom growing up there is ZERO CHANCE I would have gotten dessert with dinner. Some pretentious bullshit:

Speaking to Creative Review, [artist Erik] Kessels says that "We're exposed to an overload of images nowadays" and that "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 unselfconsciously displayed. By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualize the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples' experiences."

Not gonna lie, I didn't really get the whole "visualization of drowning in representations of other peoples' experiences" thing. What I DID get was a giant f***ing waste of photo paper. Smooth move, Erik. Those could've been nudes!

Hit the jump for several more shots.

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Gallery: what one million printed photos look like (in a big pile) [dvice]

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