7 issues of self-made news paper & public installation
(dimensions: newspaper A3, news stand 1000 x 2000 mm)
Materials: painted, collaged, and photocopied newspaper, banners
In front of Kenya National Archive, Nairobi, Kenya 3.29, 2011
STRA is an anagram of STAR, one of the most widely read newspapers in Kenya. In this version of STRA project, the artist made a series of her own silent newspapers and sold them in the business centre in Nairobi. The original content of Kenyan newspapers were erased by black and white paint, then replaced by the artist’s own photographs taken through her personal experience in the city.
*Banner sign design by Otieno Kota & Mbuthia Maina.