This site is useless.
Send us the images you would otherwise delete. Our aim is to visualize the image overload societies we live in and the subsequent
uselessness of the images being produced.
We want to envision the constant flow of images in the hyperreality the world has become. And we need your help to make this project work.
Destroy your images before they destroy you.
Choose a photo from your computer or mobile.
Watch the image(s) appear and disappear. What is the value of an image?
“Images are mediations between man and world. ‘Man “ek-sists,” which means that he has no immediate
access to the world. Images are meant to render the world accessible and imaginable to man. But, even as
they do so, they interpose themselves between man and the world. They are meant to be maps, and they
become screens. Instead of presenting the world to man, they re-present it, put themselves in place of the
world, to the extent that man lives as a function of the images he has produced. He no longer deciphers
them, but projects them back into the world “out there” without having deciphered them. The world
becomes image-like, a context of scenes and situations. This reversal of the function of images may be
called “idolatry,” and we can currently see how this comes about: omnipresent technical images have
begun magically to restructure “reality” into an image-like scenario. What is involved here is a kind of
oblivion. Man forgets that he produces images in order to find his way in the world; he now tries to find
his way in images. He no longer deciphers his own images, but lives in their function. Imagination has
- Excerpt from Towards a philosophy of photography by Vilém Flusser
We have arrived at a paradox regarding the image, our images, those which unfurl upon and invade our
daily life — images whose proliferation, it should be noted, is potentially infinite, whereas the extension of
meaning is always limited precisely by its end, by its finality: from the fact that images ultimately have no
finality and proceed by total contiguity, infinitely multiplying themselves according to an irresistible
epidemic process which no one today can control, our world has become truly infinite, or rather
exponential by means of images. It is caught up in a mad pursuit of images, in an ever greater fascination
which is only accentuated by video and digital images. We have thus come to the paradox that these images
describe the equal impossibility of the real and of the imaginary.
- Excerpt from The evil demon of images by Jean Baudrillard
– from this came their urge to destroy the images –
- Excerpt from Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulations
We are bombarded with images. The image is everywhere.
In our sleep our mind tries to make sense of the visual and emotional impressions we have experienced.
Through our screens we perceive the world and all that is in it. We are hypnotized by the screen's glow like
Feed-me-Fotos is a Pacman chasing image overload.
Ours is an age of visualization and perception. Looking and being looked at. The speed at which this is
happening makes us numb. We are fed images at a constant rate and we devour them, always hungry — in
doing so, we continuously distance ourselves from our own reality. Advertising, war, movies, photographs,
CCTV, satellites, x-rays, porn, art, photoshop, jpegs, gifs, psds, pdfs, Google, social networks, archives,
xeroxes, video games, consoles, simulators, 3D, photographing photographs....
Feed-me-Fotos is fascinated with image waste product. The image you would otherwise throw away,
delete, is valuable to us.
We want to visualize the unseen in this constant cycle of image bombardment. We want to devaluate the
image and free up peoples' retinas. Our curiosity is with the image as discarded, insignificant, refuse matter.
Instead of deleting the "bad" or "failed" images on your computer, mobile device or cell phone, we want
you to upload them to Feed-me-Fotos.
We want you to fill our grid with images. We want to create a cycle of surplus images that are coming and
going, appearing and disappearing, materializing and disintegrating, floating in and out of virtual space; a
Flux of digitized images. We don't need your beautiful images, we only need images; the kind no one else
would want or care for.
We hope to create awareness and spark new discussions, new ways of thinking about images, how we
interact with them, and why we seem to need more and more of them in this ever more digitized, virtual
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