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
In May 2022, mobile strategies (of display & mediation, aka msdm) – incubated and hosted a one-day event at the Borough Road Gallery, intersecting three experimental publishing projects- liquid memories,
road less travelled press vol.0/1 and photobook popup, representing distinctive modes of collective publishing.
Liquid memories ~ to read with water, developed with 23 co-authors, through a commission and residency (Jan - Mar 2021), displayed the loose sections in a live editorial lab installation. Visitors were invited
to create their own ‘liquid memories,’ by selecting from the 55 unbound sections – including pamphlets, posters, cards and photographs – and compiling their personalised photobook, an individual constellation of printed matter from the exhibition installation. Each reader took from 40 minutes to 2 hours to complete the process, which included creating the clear enclosure, printing it with a unique monotype of acrylic gold, folding and cutting specific sections, registering the edition number
and signing their own “original copy.”
photographic documentation: dana mendonca (event views) + paula roush (installation views)