Sunday, May 21, 2017

BEAUTY: Object--Joseph Ernst for Sideline Collective

Oh, with the constant stream of disappointing and wholly expected criminal activity from the putrid Monster-In-Chief here in the United States, it would be such a joy to see nothing in the news...if he weren't there, if we had someone who could be trusted with the keys to the car, if we had someone who actually knows what the job entails and has ethics...oh, someday...

Joseph Ernst, an artist with Sideline Collective has created Nothing In The News. Their website explains:

"NOTHING IN THE NEWS: Newspapers from around the world with nothing in them.

We live in a world of constant sensory overload. 24 hours a day we are bombarded with information in real time by every media outlet and platform competing for our attention, one pop-up notification at a time.

And we play ball. We invest hours on end staring at our mobile devices. We want to know what’s going on, the why and the how. We need to know. But in our perpetual quest to fill every spare minute of our time searching for something meaningful, we learn nothing. We are so busy filling every waking moment with things to watch and do, and learn and listen to, that we have forgotten what it is like to just be. To sit around and think. To switch off and be bored. To daydream.

This project offers a little respite to all this information overload.

Yes, we live in particularly sensitive times. Times where the truth really matters, and where newspapers have a more important role to play in modern democracies than ever before. But for a society addicted to breaking news, gossip, and celebrity status, to Facestagram and Twapchat, the latest trends, and the top tens, to sports punditry, conspiracy theories, cat videos, and ridiculous amounts of porn ... for this cultural precipice, we offer the one thing you need more than anything else: “Nothing”. Absolutely nothing. Today, and today only, there is Nothing in the News. Enjoy it whilst you can.

Artist: Joseph Ernst. For stockist enquiries contact"

If you'd like to own one of these serene newspapers, they are for sale via the Sideline Collective site. Just scroll down and click "BUY ONE."

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