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

Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives
With: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Leslie Squyres (Laura Volkerding Study Center, The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona), Jessica BusheyTyrone Martinsson, paula roush (Found Photo Foundation) and Peter Piller
Editors: Gunilla Knape, Niclas Östlind, Louise Wolthers, Tyrone Martinsson
Publishers: Hasselblad FoundationValand Academy at the University of Gothenburg, and Art and Theory Publishing. (part of Negative,  a series of publications that critically review and ana­lyse the practices, histories, and aesthetics of photographic culture)
Peer-reviewed, bi-lingual English and Swedish.
192  pp.
240  mm x 220  mm
Softcover 
Graphic design: Sandra Praun 
ISBN: 9789188031020

This book presents the FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION in the context of contemporary artistic and research-based approaches to existing archives, the act of collecting images, and creating new archives.

The normative order and authoritarian use of conventional archives has long been criticised. This volume investigates the digitally informed transformation and multiplication of archives today, in conjunction with the increase in both accessibility and the amount of data produced, stored, and circulated. Despite improved search capabilities, documents, photographs, and other images are in danger of vanishing. Yet new knowledge, connotations, and materialities are also emerging. Through various texts and artworks, a selection of contemporary artistic and research-based approaches to existing archives, the act of collecting images, and creating new archives is represented.
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