2011, installation, facebook profile images printed on wallpaper
In collaboration with Jörn Röder
fbFaces is a project that deals with the issue of data accessibility on the Internet; a topic that is gaining more and more importance and actuality, especially in our times of privacy protection and social networks. On the one hand Internet giants like Google etc. are coming under criticism for unsolicitedly collecting any information accessible, on the other hand it is surprising how many intimacies we reveal voluntarily, especially in social networks like facebook.
An unimaginable flood of images with self-projection as its only purpose.
100.000 of these profile images were used (via Processing) to print a wallpaper for an entire room.
fbFaces is an attempt to visualize the incredible amount of data and images that we are daily overwhelmed by, so that we can neither realize our own selectivity nor consider the amount of data perceived.
The wallpaper transforms the room itself into a flood of information. It surrounds us, cannot be estimated from distance; details can only be caught through determined selection.
But then they vanish again - in a cloud of information.
fbFaces has been exhibited in 2011 at rundgang2011 of the School of Art and Design, Kassel and at Alpha-ville, London.
In 2012, a variation of fbFaces has been exhibited in an elevator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester within the context of FutureEverything 2012.