nothing to undo

nothing to undo

A road-trip between Malmö and Stockholm, two friends on the road, self-consciously documenting their disembodied geographies. The book documents a farewell journey whilst essaying photographs and writing into the double vision of the migrants’ eyes. The journey in the diaspora is recreated in the photobook form through gatefolds and splits that fragment the photos in halves, a process that can be reverse-engineered through cross-referencing the photos to the indexical writing.

75  pages, 24 gatefolds, 2 inserts and 4 loose texts
29.7 x 21 cm (29,7 x 84 cm open)
48 colour photographs and 8 monotone images
Fedrigoni 100 + 300 gsm paper printed with HP LaserJet CP5225; Daler-Rowney tracing paper 60gsm, newsprint 60gsm and various found papers with Solid Ink Xerox Phaser 8560
Hand-bound with japanese stab binding, enclosed in vinyl silkscreened case

Photography, text and design: paula roush
Essay: Maria Lusitano
First edition of 250
Released 2015
Numbered and signed
msdm publications


Winner of the Sheffield International Artist’s Book prize 2015
Kassell Photobook Festival 2015

Library collections
The Brooklyn Museum
The Museum of Modern Art Library
The Metropolitan Museum Library
The Swarthmore College Libraries
The Boston Athenaeum Library
The School of Art Institute of Chicago Library

nothing to undo has been  part of
Kaleid Editions London Art Academy exhibition, July 2015
The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel gallery September 2015
The seminar Printmaking in the Expanded Field (Oslo National Academy of the Arts Sept 2015
Pageturner at 6th Lisbon Photobook Fair Nov 2015
The Kassel Fotobookfestival 2015:
Fotobookfestival, Kassel: June 4-7
Fotoleggendo, Rome: June 5-27
IED, Madrid: June 10-19
PhotoIreland, Dublin: July 1-31
Kaunas Photo, Kaunas: Sept 1-6
Fotobok Festival, Fotogalleriet, Oslo: Sept 11-20
Encontros da Imagem, Braga: Sept 15-31
Fotobok Gbg 15, Göteborg: Sept 24-27
Fotoistanbul, Istanbul: Oct 9-Nov 8