Nothing In The News: Joseph Ernst Reimagines World Newspapers, Void Of Any Actual News

Artist and filmmaker Joseph Ernst is concerned with our inability to switch off. Habitual scrolling through mobile devices leaves us inundated with information. In a world that recognizes ‘fake news’ as a legitimate phenomenon, how much of what we read is even valuable?
Joseph Ernst: ‘We invest hours on end staring at our mobile devices. But in our perpetual quest to fill every spare minute of our time searching for something meaningful, we learn nothing’.
Nothing is the new everything. Cat memes and online petitions have transformed us into living, breathing ‘drooling face’ emojis. Fake news has entered the collective consciousness, a deliberate effort to befog an already thoroughly-fogged reality. But what if there were no news?
Ernst has created real-life renderings of world newspapers devoid of the content that makes them. The Times; Die Zeit; Le Monde; El País … stripped of agenda, laid bare with just ghostly place-setters, color tints, and their looming mastheads; still capable of conjuring the corrupt content Ernst has blotted. Nothing is needed now more than ever.

Nothing In the News: Joseph Ernst reimagines world newspapers, void of any actual news

Nothing In the News: Joseph Ernst reimagines world newspapers, void of any actual news

Nothing In the News: Joseph Ernst reimagines world newspapers, void of any actual news

Nothing In the News: Joseph Ernst reimagines world newspapers, void of any actual news

Nothing In the News: Joseph Ernst reimagines world newspapers, void of any actual news

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