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
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EXHIBITION: BOX. UNBOX
WITH: Sille Juline Høgly Pedersen, Ane Bonde Rolsted,
Ali Roshanzamir, paula roush, Sarah Schorr, Bodil Soh

DATE: APRIL 8-25, MAY
OPENING: APRIL 8, 4-6 pm
TIME: MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 8-16 OR BY APPOINTMENT
GALLERY: GODSBADEN [+] [CALENDAR [+]
ENTRANCE: FREE

WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
School of Arts and Creative Industries
at the London South Bank University
Godsbanen
The Instituto Camões
and the Embassy of Portugal in Denmark


So proud to be part of this collective project that emerged out of Aarhus Photobook Week [+] and publishing practices explored during page-turner workshop [+], including a shared love for photography in boxes and mobile publishing practices.
The exhibition 'Box. Unbox ' is based on differently collected, photographic material: found and orphan photographs and negatives with anonymous people, landscapes, stories, and references. Using different methods, we have unboxed the photographs to learn about their secrets and to unfold hidden stories. We have acted as archaeologists of photography, conducted historical and technical research, carried out different experiments, changed formats and introduced things and processes - analogue and digital. 
The found, anonymous photographs now arise in a new context, form
and materiality. 


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WATERY PLACE

Box found at Mercat d’Els Encants (flea market), Barcelona. Contents: 12 gelatin silver prints and 8 film acetates, size 12.7 x 17.78 cm. Labels: Gevaert Gevapan 33, a highly sensitive emulsion for dark places, manufactured by now defunct Spain state-owned company Industria Fotoquímica National S.A. between 1950 and 1963. Photographer: unknown.  Place: A network of lakes, dams, and reservoirs in the Catalan region. Unboxing methodologies, including water contact printing and paper made with water from nearby rivers, foreground mobile relationships between the fluid materialities of water, photography, and publishing practices.
Published by msdm publications
part of its orphan editions

 

 


wall bookwork

pages: 12
size: 43 x 60.5 x 3 cm [300 cm unfolded]
paper: epson singleweight 90 gsm,
acetate
90gsm, St Cuthberts Mill cotton
mould paper, craft cardstock

black & white
hand-sewn 
box cover: 300 gsm mirror card
with photograph and label

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RESEARCH: 

Photobook edition of a box
with orphan photographs and film

found at Mercat d’Els Encants
(flea market) Barcelona

Source: found photo foundation [+]
for its orphan editions  [+]

MATERIALITY:
12 positives 
8 film plates
Brand: Gevaert
Fim: Gevapan 33 
Size paper prints and film plates:
5 x 7 in  (12.7 x 17.78 cm)

MAPPING

online public map to support identification and location
of the scenes in the photographs [here

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contact

paula roush   :::   paularoush@gmail.com
msdm studio :::      msdm@msdm.org.uk