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
BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY
BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY is a 4-part photobook.
Parts 1 and 2 (Bus Ride) comprise a sequence of 32 photographs
in the form of twin books, split in images of double and `
Far from being static, the collaged sequence suggests a bus ride
through past time and spaces. The momentum stems from the varying
points of view the constantly changing street scenes, as well as from
the way complete and partial images alternate and run on from page
to page, leading the reader’s eye back and forth.
Part 3 (A Story) engages with the narrative and fictional potential of
found photographs – a different approach to the material – using
text and image with reference to the genre of photo-romance.
Part 4 (Transport Enthusiasts) elucidates the raison d’être of the
overall work, as well as the context in which the photographs were taken,
through correspondence with one of the original photographers;
additional material such as the reproduction of the copyright stamps at
the back of the prints, as well as a letter dated 1971 between a photographer
and a collector further highlight the tangible nature of the collection.
BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY
4 separate books (B&W, duotone and colour)
21 x 30 cm (Parts 1, 2 ,4) and 14.8 x 21 cm (Part 3)
Laser printed on Fabriano 120gsm and 200gsm (slipcase)
Edited and designed by paula roush
Text by Mireille Ribière, with Colin Stannard
Photographs from the Found Photo Foundation by
Colin Stannard, Douglas F. Parker, G. Mead, J. G. S. Smith,
Phil Picken, Robert F. Mack, T.E.S., T. L. Jones,
and unknown photographers.
edition of 250, numbered and signed,
A Book, An Endless Love Affair
Cultural Studies Leuven, 10 August 2016
Comments on BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY presentation
at the launch of Order and Collapse: The lives of Archives
Personal email, April 2016
BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY marks the launch of the
Found Photo Foundation’s Orphan Series.
Each work in the series explores a particular approach to
publishing the printed material in the
Found Photo Foundation collection.
Orphan #1 BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY
is the result of the collaboration between
paula roush, artist, publisher and creator of
the Found Photo Foundation and
Mireille Ribière, author, photographer and
Rigorosamente Libri Biennale del Libro d'Artisti
Strictly Books … by Artists
Fourth edition of "Rigorosamente Libri"
International Biennial of the Artist's Book
Selected by Maddalena Carnaghi
Curated by Vito Capone & Gaetano Cristino
Fondazione de Monte Uniti di Foggia
June 8- July 10 2019
Les Rencontres de la photographie Arles 2016
Khio Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library
msdm is Mobile Strategies of Display & Mediation
a nomadic House — Studio — Gallery for photographic art
curatorial research, expanded practice of the artist's book
photobook publishing and peer - to - peer collaborations
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