Artist prints photos uploaded to Flickr in 24 hours

275x250.jpg Artist Erik Kessels had put on an unusual exhibition in Amsterdam -- by filling a gallery with print-outs of all the photos uploaded to Flickr in a 24 hour period.

And that's a lot of photos. Around a million in fact. Meaning Foam is filled with a positive avalanche of images, the majority of which can't be seen.

Kessels says the work is a response to the overload of images we are exposed to nowadays thought social networks and image-sharing sites.

"By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualise the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples' experiences," he said.
A spokesperson for Foam said: "Through the digitalisation of photography and the rise of sites such as Flickr and Facebook, everyone now takes photos, and distributes and shares them with the world - the result is countless photos at our disposal.

"Kessels visualises 'drowning in pictures of the experiences of others', by printing all the images that were posted on Flickr during a 24-hour period and dumping them in the exhibition space.

"The end result is an overwhelming presentation of a million prints."

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