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

paula roush: nothing to undo
paula roush: nothing to undo

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 of the Sheffield International Artist’s Book prize 2015

Kassell Photobook Festival 2015