Links am Donnerstag

Oh, irgendwie hab ich meine donnerstägliche Netz-Fundstücksammlung … äh … vergessen! Na dann mach ich ml den Versuch, die wieder zu beleben.
Foam zelebriert seinen zehnten Geburtstag mit der großen Frage: What’s Next? und sucht die Zukunft der Photographie zu ergründen.

Foam is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. For this occasion, Foam has created ‚What’s Next?‘, a project exploring the future of photography. Foam has posed the question of ‚what’s next?‘ throughout this anniversary year to a variety of people in a variety of locations. What will the future of photography bring? For photographers? For photography institutions? For Foam? The Future of the Photography Museum exhibition marks the conclusion of this investigation and of Foam’s anniversary year.

Im dafür eingerichteten The Future of the Photography Museum gibt’s dazu von Erik Kessel eine beeindruckende Installation:

This installation by Erik Kessels is on show as part of an exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam that looks at the future of photography. It features print-outs of all the images uploaded to Flickr in a 24-hour period…
As you might imagine, this results in a lot of images, that fill the gallery space in an avalanche of photos. “We’re exposed to an overload of images nowadays,” says Kessels. “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.”