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

paula roush and Maria Lusitano
curated by Maria Kheirkhah
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning London


Dreaming through –on & into the exotic
Installation with video, mixed media collage salon, publications and archive

Front room

1-Sunday (The Female Couple in Art) and Monday (Mise-en-scéne of the unconscious), wall installation of mixed media collage, 210 x 390 cm, 2013

2-Tuesday (Flora McCallica), wall installation found photography & herbarium britannicum, 132 x 292 cm, 2013

3-Wednesday (the archival order), table installation with found objects and publications, 90 x 150 x74 cm:
       A field (of interconnected realities) or The week of mash-up goodness,      Roman, volumes 1-5, newsprint, 29 x 38cm, digital print, 2012

       Queer Paper Gardens Or The Wildlife Of Symbols, Collage-Roman,              volumes 1-5, perfect bound, 21 x 29.7cm, digital print, 2013

4- Thursday (Hortus Siccus) collage found material 46 x 37 cm

5- Friday (Sister Arts) Studio table assemblage found material with botanical collage 61 x 76 x 56 cm

6- Saturday (interspecies taxonomies) shelf installation found material and flower-press mosaics, 178 x 31 cm, 2013


Back room

7- The research scrapbook, table installation with 4 scrap books 60 x 240 cm (30 x 30 cm each) 2013

8- Ghostly iconographies, charcoal and watercolor drawing installation 150 x 770 cm, 2012

9- video installation

Exchanging gifts in the orient, HD, 35m, colour, sound 2012

Queer Paper Gardens HD, 21m, colour, sound 2013


Exhibition/workshop reading room

Colvile, Georgiana M. M. (1996) Through an Hour-glass Lightly: Valentine Penrose and Alice Rahon Paalen, in King, Russell and McGuirk, Bernard, Eds. Reconceptions Reading Modern French Poetry, pages 81-112. University of Nottingham.

Foster, Hall (1993 ) Compulsive Beauty Massachussets: MIT Press

Laird, Mark and Weisberg-Roberts, Alicia ((Eds.) (2009) Mrs. Delany and Her Circle. New Haven: Yale University Press- Yale Center for British Art.

Humphreys, Karen (2006): Collages Communicants: Visual Representation in the Collage-Albums of Max Ernst and Valentine Penrose, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 10:4, 377-387

Marwood, Kimberley (2009) Shadows of Femininity: Women, Surrealism and the Gothic. Re.bus a journal of art history and theory issue 4 autum winter university of essex.

Moore, Lisa L. (2011) Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Peacock, Molly (2012) The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing

roush, paula and lusitano, maria (2011) A field (of interconnected realities): cyber drawing and mash-up electronic goodness. presented at ISEA 2011, the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University, Istanbul. London: msdm publica(c) tions.

Siegel, Elizabeth (Ed.) (2009) Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Siegel, Elizabeth and Packer, Martha (2012) The Marvelous Album of Madame B: Being the Handiwork of a Victorian Lady of Considerable Talent. London: Scala Publishers.

Warlick, M. E. (1987) Max Ernst's Alchemical Novel: "Une Semaine de bonté." Art Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1, Mysticism and Occultism in Modern Art (Spring, 1987),pp. 61-73




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