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


  liquid memories ~to read with water, 2022

  Douro river and Pasteleira reservoir park, Porto PT
 

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Between archive and publication LIQUID WORKSHOP 


A two-part residency designed to explore the contact zone between water,  photography and publishing. Conceived as process-based, this publication started
with the “situated waters,” of the Douro River and Pasteleira reservoir park, in the city of Porto, Portugal.

The first bloc of works - ‘WATER STATIONS’ - was developed in a workshop with a group of Porto-based artists and photographers. Water samples collected from a local water treatment plant were
used to soak the photographic collections and
unleash water’s archival materialities.

The second bloc of works - ‘WATER STORIES’ was activated through a mass zoom live editing lab and
open call for further collaborations.

The project takes its title from the liquid memories workshop in which participants experimented with  methodologies of ‘wateryquery’ developed out of
artistic research with water;  Step by step guided exercises were developed to figure bodies of water,
with a focusing moment of connection with the
intricacy of watery memories. The words ‘water’
and  ‘enquiry’  form a new word that doesn’t feature
in standard dictionaries and suggests a felt sense
of enquiring with water. 


Project, workshops + editorial design:
paula roush

Photo-texts:
Maria João Ferreira
paula roush
Betina Dal Molin Juglair
Francisco Varela

Miguel Marecos
Joana Nascimento
David Goldenberg
Raul Simões Pinto,
NDMALO archive
Alice WR
Teresa Huertas
Carla Fragata
Manuela Matos Monteiro
Luís Carvalhal
Natércia Caneira
João de Goes
Inês R. Amado
Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro
Ana Botelho
Manuela Vaz
Renato Roque
Eliane Velozo
and Severino Iaba
Susana Paiva
Mide Plácido

Commissioning curator: 
Francisco Varela

 

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Related works:

 

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contact

paula roush   :::   paularoush@gmail.com
msdm studio :::      msdm@msdm.org.uk