Newspaper Space #1-7
Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson
East Bay Express
Newspaper Space #1-7
Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson
East Bay Express
2012

Newspaper Spaces #1-7 was a text/image series that resided in the East Bay Express from April 4-May 16, 2012. Each individual piece acknowledges its material nature as newspaper while pushing the boundaries of what other functions may be layered on top of that space. The artists created unexpected moments to shift perception of how newspapers function by asking it to be held tenderly, letting readers wish on its pages, adding qualities through questions, and creating a vacant lot in the midst of a complex city where the distracted viewer is able to take a deep breath and look around for a moment.