Photobook by MIreille Ribière
Music: Henry Purcell arranged by Timothy Warner
As a flimsy, low-quality paper, newsprint has a number of drawbacks, one such being its semi-transparency: there is always the chance that pictures and text printed on one side of the paper will show through and interfere with the matter overleaf.
Yet this apparent flaw has considerable potential that has rarely been explored or highlighted. There is definitely something to be made of those serendipitous moments when the paper is held to the light, and text or images, printed on different sides of the sheet, collide, complement, undermine, cancel out or offer some chance counterpoint to one another, creating unexpected meanings.