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
Photography and editorial design: paula roush
Performance and styling: Hḗrā [ + ]
Marathon Missile is an ongoing project, started in April 2019.
The piece documents one point on the London Marathon route
in Woolwich, where the runners are photographed passing by
the former Rapier missile-training Royal Artillery Barracks.
The photographs are then compiled into photozines and sewn into found discarded running wear, creating wearables that thread a biopolitical narrative between the athletic body and the militarised space.
This process is expanded into physical theatre, communicating the reclaimed clothing and printed material to an audience as a form of performative publishing. With the wearables on,
a performer enacts their body as reading potential.
The audience is invited to actively engage with the publications and wearables, reading becoming a corporeal haptic experience
More about Marathon Missile Vol. III here [ + ]
B&W photographs of london marathon runners stitched onto abandoned running wear
29.7 X 21 cm each book; interpreted by Hḗrā