#blessed

15 Bytes, March 2015

The hashtag #blessed has been used over 34 million times since Instagram’s inception. It was used well over 8,000 times the day that Christin Aucunas, the curator of #Blessed: User-generated Content and Indexing Spirituality chose to examine it as a filter on the image-based social media site. 8,000, though, is how many of the images she printed and pasted to the walls of the CCA Christensen Cabin Gallery at the Granary Art Center in Ephraim, Utah. 8,000 4” x 4” printed Instagram shots result in a solid tiling of all four of the gallery’s walls, and a visually overwhelming image. Walking into the gallery is a kind of gluttonous feast of the varied—sometimes beautiful, sometimes baffling—moments that Instagram users consider blessed. (Read the exhibition review at 15 Bytes)

Detail Shot of the over 8000 Instagram images pasted to the gallery wall for #Blessed: User-generated Content and Indexing Spirituality

Detail Shot of the over 8000 Instagram images pasted to the gallery wall for #Blessed: User-generated Content and Indexing Spirituality



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