Erik Kessels Barrages a Space with Pools of Images

 - Nov 16, 2011
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If you've ever wanted to feel like Scrooge McDuck swimming in a pool full of coins and money, this Erik Kessels art installation may just be the next best thing. Printing the images uploaded to Flickr within a 24-hour period, Kessels literally floods an entire room full of random photos. I repeat, this unfathomable mass of pictures is the sum of all images uploaded within 24 hours, so you can imagine just how ludicrously filled this room would be if the printing period spanned weeks or even months.

Erik Kessels' unique and inventive art piece is currently being presented at Foam in Amsterdam. The installation really makes visitors reflect on the importance and abundance of images that surround and engulf visual society. It would also probably be extremely fun to dive into that pile of photos.