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












a close up of paula's face with a blurry background, in style of photogrammetry cloud, fog and dust, pale-skinned, 5 5 yo, frequency
indie album cover, hdr human detailed, caught in the flow of time, female investigator, environmental portrait, coloured polaroid photograph, grey skinned. Medium: a character portrait 20%, a portrait 18%, an ultrafine detailed painting 18%, an airbrush painting 18%, a photorealistic painting, 17%. Movement: tonalism 18%, hyperrealism: 18%; australian tonalism 18%, art photography 17%, new objectivity: 17%. Flavor:  portrait of rugged adult female 24%, photo of a woman 24%, portrait of a 40 years old women 23%
model alaradirik/owlvit-base-patch32
hardware Nvidia T4 GPU
unit cost $0.000225 / second

paula roush,* an artist and researcher based in London, UK, focuses their practice, msdm [mobile strategies of display & mediation], on exploring the mobility of the book and the automation of photobook publishing. Their work has been recently exhibited at venues including the Water Museum in Lisbon, Portugal (2023)[ + ], Borough Rd Gallery in London, UK (2023) [ + ] , and the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Canada (2022) [ + ]. Their latest msdm publications encompass a range of exploratory works: "Follow y/our river lea-minal edges: prompts for transitory states of being" (2023) [ + ] , "WIDE LOAD [BRED LAST], A House Moved" (2023), "STUDIO/ARCHAEOLOGY" (2022) [ + ], "liquid memories ~to read with water" (2022) [ + ] , and "Photobook Is  Did You Mean Photo Book Is"(2020) [ + ].

paula holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University [ +]  and is also a member of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image [ + ]. In 2015, they conducted research at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, focusing on exploring the collections' potential for photobook publishing [+ ].

Currently, paula is involved in two AI projects.  A learning lab entitled “AI Disruption: Artistic Inscriptions in AI-Invoked Photobook Publishing.” [ + ]  organized in collaboration with Photobook Week Aarhus,  explores the impact of AI on the realm of art publishing, with a particular focus on the artistic inscriptions that AI can invoke. Another is a project, where they are investigating the origins of the judicial portrait and its connection to the contemporary application of AI in extensive identification training datasets.

Their research in photobook publishing is part of the LIBRARY OF ARTISTIC PRINT ON DEMAND [ + ] platform and the forthcoming book, LIBRARY OF ARTISTIC PRINT ON DEMAND: Post-Digital Publishing in Times of Platform Capitalism. [ + ] This book explores automated (A.I.-led) print-on-demand as a critical media practice with historical and cultural significance. Set for release in early 2024, published by  Andreas Bülhoff and Annette Gilbert from the Free University of Berlin, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and the Bavarian State Library in collaboration with Spector Books.


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