24 hours worth, actually. Which makes the photo above that much more impressive. (Click through for more views, that picture only scratches the surface.)
What you’re looking at is an installation by Erik Kessels currently at Foam in Amsterdam. It depicts 24 hours of pics uploaded to Flickr but in hard copy. “By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualise the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples’ experiences,” says Kessels.
While not explicitly his aim, his art is also a potent reminder of the impact of digitization, the Internet and the advent of cloud services, in particular how they combine to dematerialize a lot of media these days. Like the Yellow Pages, that packet of prints you used to pick up at the drug store is becoming an increasingly rare sight.
As to whether it’s a good thing, I imagine there are plenty of trees breathing a sigh of relief.
Source: Creative Review
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