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: Photobook Is  
SUBTITLE: Did You Mean Photo Book Is  
AUTHOR: paula roush

MEDIUM: photobook
PAGES: 680
DIMENSIONS: 22.86 x 15.24 cm
PAPER: cream 90 gsm paper 
BINDING: Perfect bound glued spine
COVER: Paperback with glossy  finish
PROCESS: Digital
COLOUR: Black&white
KDP ISBN: 9798669289034
PUBLISHER: msdm publications
YEAR: 2020
PRINT ON DEMAND via KDP: £27> 

ABOUT THE WORK
Photobook Is  Did You Mean Photo Book Is  
explores the little-known but fascinating
world of photobook print on-demand
publishing.
The book, created using artificial intelligence,
has two sections to read in order or randomly.
First section scrutinises the ‘photobook’ term,
including colloquial, vernacular, technical,
academic,theoretical and artistic uses of
the term.
Second section contains diagrams and
technical drawings of  patent publications
related to software applications for automatic
photobook production and print-on-demand.

Research initiated in 2015.
First published as a limited edition
of 25 hand-made books in 2017
Published as a print-on-demand
edition in 2020

Online launch of Photobook Is Did You Mean Photo Book Is collab with  ATELIER POPUP.

The performance took place in zoom, mediated by susana paiva who introduced the audience to the rules of interaction, namely, the ability to resize the two view windows, switch cam + mike off and place questions via chat. The screenshare window featured an animation of the book pages, synchronous with its reading out loud by  Victoria (The Received Pronunciation automated voice in Acrobat Pro). msdm studio window featured video stream of four actions {rehearsed with the support of Hugo Santos) related to visualising, editing, publishing and distributing the book.

"Photobook Is  Did You Mean Photo Book Is"  
is part of the LIBRARY OF ARTISTIC PRINT ON DEMAND
This research project investigates how print-on-demand
facilitates a variety of forms and aesthetic
approaches and how it functions as a critical media
practice that continues avant-garde, underground, and counterculture traditions and also responds to our
post-digital age compelling us to re-conceptualize our understanding of the book and publishing.
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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 
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