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

TITLE WORK: nothing to undo 
AUTHOR: paula roush
MEDIUM: photobookwork
PAGES: Gatefold structure
75  pages, 24 gatefolds
2 inserts and 4 loose texts
DIMENSIONS: 29.7 x 21 cm
29,7 x 84 cm open
PAPER: Fedrigoni 100 + 300 gsm paper,
Daler-Rowney tracing paper 60gsm,
newsprint 60gsm
and various found papers
BINDING: Handbound with slipcase
stab binding with linen thread
PROCESS: Toner printing with
HP LaserJet CP5225 +
Solid Ink Xerox Phaser 8560
COLOUR: 48 colour photographs
8 monotone images
TEXT: essay by Maria Lusitano
PUBLISHER: msdm publications
YEAR: 2015

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.

Winner Sheffield International Artist’s Book prize 
Nominated Kassell Photobook Festival  

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  

The Museum of Modern Art, 
MOMA Library
Call Number  R68 A12n

The Brooklyn Museum
The Swarthmore College Libraries
The Boston Athenaeum Library

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.

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 


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paula roush 

London SE

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university