msdm a nomadic house-studio-gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's book, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaboration created by contemporary artist paula roush
ARQUIVO PESSOAL, corpo de trabalho / Personal Archive, Body of Work
Manuela Vaz, Fatima Lopes, Elsa Figueiredo, Alice WR, Arlindo Pinto,
Carla de Sousa, Goreti Ferraz, Leonor Rolo Duarte, Magda Rodrigues Pinto
msdm (UK)+ Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Avintes - iNstantes (PT)
Muitas vezes, quando catalogamos e armazenamos as imagens, valorizamos os conteúdos factuais e, com isso, camuflamo-las e condenamo-las, muitas vezes, à invisibilidade eterna. O ponto de partida deste projecto é revisitar e redescobrir o arquivo. para que possamos chegar ao campo da edicao artistica e da auto-edição como practica independente. Que outros recursos de expressão encontro nos factos ou aspectos visuais do passado? Que outros elementos de significação lhes quero ou posso dar?
The project delves into the notion of personal archives and how we tend to value factual content while inadvertently concealing and condemning the images to perpetual invisibility. It aims to challenge this practice by revisiting and rediscovering the archived images, opening up possibilities for artistic editing and self-publishing as independent practices. The main question driving the project is: What other expressive resources can be found in past events or visual aspects, and what additional layers of significance can be assigned to them?
The artists involved in the project follow a unique methodology. They individually revisit records they have produced and accumulated over their lifetimes. During this process, they embark on guided journeys with the intention of unearthing and rescuing alternative meanings and narratives from the forgotten, neglected, rejected, or ignored images. By breathing new life into these visuals through artistic editing, they grant them a fresh opportunity to resonate with audiences in new and meaningful ways.
Many times, when we catalog and store images, we prioritize factual content, and in doing so, we camouflage and condemn them to eternal invisibility.
The starting point of this project is to revisit and rediscover the archive, so that we can reach the field of artistic publishing as an independent practice.
What other means of expression do I find in the facts or visual aspects of the past? What other elements of significance do I want or can I attribute to them?
Methodology: Each artist revisited records produced and accumulated throughout their life journey.
Por onde começar? Pelo óbvio: a observação permite concluir que o corpo do sujeito se encontra num estado transitório entre o seu nascimento e a sua própria morte, numa representação do seu próprio corpo.
Where to begin? With the obvious: observation leads to the conclusion that the subject's body is in a transitory state between birth and their own death, a representation of their own body.
And in them, embarked on a guided journey with the purpose of discovering and rescuing other possibilities of meaning.
To the lost/forgotten/neglected/rejected/ignored images,
let's give them a new chance (from creation to artistic editing).