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Mon, Nov 14 2011 18:18:03 UTC

24 hours of Flickr photo sharing

While everyone is moving to the digital world, Erik Kessels, a visual artist in Amsterdam, decided to show in the real world what 24 hours of Flickr sharing looked like. He decided to print out every photo shared on the Yahoo! owned sharing site during one day, and ended up with a huge pile. It's now on display at Foam as an exhibit.

Erik says ''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-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.''

The exhibit will be on show until December 7.

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