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: nothing to undo, installation view, PHOTO BOOK THING exhibition, Digital Gallery, London

 

NOTHING TO UNDO

Handbound artist’s book with slipcase
japanese stab binding with gatefold structure
75  pages, 24 gatefolds, 2 inserts and 4 loose texts
29.7 x 21 cm, closed dimensions; 29,7 x 84 cm open
48 colour photographs and 8 monotone images
Toner printing with HP LaserJet CP5225
on uncoated matt papers: Fedrigoni 100 + 300 gsm paper,
Daler-Rowney tracing paper 60gsm,
newsprint 60gsm
and various found papers
printed with Solid Ink Xerox Phaser 8560
Editon of 250.
msdm publications 2015

 SYNOPSIS
A road-trip between Malmö and Stockholm, two friends on the road, self-consciously documenting their disembodied geographies. The book documents a farewell journey whilst essaying photographs and writing into the double vision of the migrants’ eyes. The journey in the diaspora is recreated in the photobook form through gatefolds and splits that fragment the photos in halves, a process that can be reverse-engineered through cross-referencing the photos to the indexical writing.

 

AWARDS
Winner of the Sheffield International Artist’s Book prize 2015
Kassell Photobook Festival 2015

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
School of The Art Institute of Chicago  Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection 
Accession Number 108.43

Metropolitan Museum of Art NY, Thomas J. Watson Library Special Collections
Call Number N7433.4.R68 N68 2015  

REVIEWS
Meg Beaumont, nothing to undo 
Kaleid Editions
Sunday Reading #004 April 2016

Maria Jose Prada Rodriguez
El libro en abismo. Relaciones y transferencias entre imagen
y dispositivo en el libro de artista. 
Doctoral thesis.
Programa de Doctorado en Arte Contemporaneo,
Creacion e Investigacion
Facultad de Bellas Artes,  Universidad de Vigo. 2017.
Repositorio Internacional da Universidade de Vigo
January 2018

 Maria Caudia Bada
To leave is a bit like dying
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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