The eye collection

During the preparation of this project more than 1500 eye pictures have been collected from Instagram public streams. All of them are close up single eye images shared by instagram users. Instagram is a successful social network where users share huge amounts of pictures daily, most of them about their life and people around them. It’s a good example of the new observers, which are a very important concept for this project.

Surprisingly lots of images of eyes are shared.  When I see one of those shared eyes I always think that’s a way of saying everyone that they’re observing us. It’s not only about sharing but about what is shared. I see that eye as a kind of warning, they are the observers and they observe us.

These collected eyes will be used in the project in different ways and situations as the project progresses. The idea is to use them as a symbol of the new observers.