sideline collective

Ahhh, what a relief… I can feel my shoulders dropping and my brain relaxing. This series, titled “Nothing In The News”, is the work of Sideline Collective – art by Joseph Ernst. Here’s the description:

“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.”

Aaaand exhale, if only for a moment. Happy Friday.

{These empty newspapers are available, while quantities last, in Sideline’s shop.}

comments (4)

  1. Dalit Pessach /// 04.28.2017 /// 7:44am

    This is jenius!!
    I just discovered your podcasts last week. I enjoy them so much… lucky for me I have so many of them to catch up to (:
    Just wanted to say hi and thank you and keep doing more, and keep sending out to the universe all those beautiful ideas…

  2. Michael Joyal /// 04.28.2017 /// 12:40pm

    Brilliant! I can see billboards like this too. For a video addition, you could have two news anchors sitting at a desk and just staring at the viewers.

  3. Nikkie /// 04.29.2017 /// 9:27am

    no news is good news!

  4. the jealous curator /// 04.29.2017 /// 10:38am

    exactly! ; )

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