Take a Breather with Empty Newspapers by Joseph Ernest

  Art & Design   2 months ago

Joseph Ernst is a Creative Director, artist, filmmaker, and self-confessed optimist. His most recent project takes newspapers from around the world and strips them back to minimalism in ‘Nothing in the News’ – empty newspapers. The artist often focuses on the media in his work. He looks at how we perceive people, how everyone is becoming connected and our access to the news and facts of other people’s lives are only growing. In the 21st century, we are undeniably bombarded with media. From public screens to computer screens, the devices glued to our hands and the papers thrust into you on the street. It is hard to switch off and escape; with so much information everyday choices are becoming harder for nearly everyone.

Trained as an architect and founder of the Sideline collective, Ernst aims to create simple work which people want to talk about. This project from Joseph Ernst gives us a little rest bite from the real-time 24/7 information overload. With outlets constantly competing for our attention, this is a mass made problem affecting the masses. Not anticipated to slow down, we abide one notification at a time, as checking feeds becomes a compulsive and common behaviour from which little is gained. The current focus on mindfulness comes from a need to reconnect to out surroundings, switch off, day dream.

Yes, we need news too; under current difficult circumstances news is as vital for democracies as it has ever been. Nevertheless, what we really need more than anything is a moment of nothingness! But don’t worry, take a breather and check out ‘Nothing in the News’ below…

Empty Newspapers from Around the World

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

empty newspapers

Credit: Joseph Ernst

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