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

Flora McCallica


Flora McCallica
32 pages  38 x 26 cm
with folded colophon 16x 18 cm
laser printed black & white 
corona offset 120 gsm paper
hand-bound, stab binding
with kangxi corners,
hand-stencilled lettering
on title page
collage and design: paula roush
source: found photo foundation
edition of 32, numbered and signed
released 2017
msdm publications

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Flora McCallica is a collage of orphan photos from a set dated 1958 found in Lisbon flea market and a 1920s herbarium (Herbarium Britannicum) deaccessioned by London Kew Gardens. 
The title is a tribute to Mary Delany, inventor of botanical collage  (Flora Delanica 1772-1782), and Annie McCall, founder of Maternity Hospital (1889-1970), aka Stockwell Studios (1975-2013), where msdm publications were based.

Central to this work is the intersection of memory and history, Like pieces of evidence altered by the passage of time, the photographs retain stains and patterns that are unique to each print.

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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 

 

by appointment only
please e-mail to schedule a visit

paula roush 
founder


paularoush@gmail.com

House—Studio—Gallery
London SE


msdm@msdm.org.uk

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university


roushp@lsbu.org.uk