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: SUPER – PRIVATE : SCENES  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
AUTHOR: paula roush
SOURCE: Arab Image Foundation
EPS + Al-Yom Collections
MEDIUM: Leporello bookwork in six volumes
PAGES: Printed one side
DIMENSIONS: 30x11cm, expanding to 40-130cm
depending on the volume
PAPER: Epson 189 gsm paper (accordeon)
and Corona offset 120gsm (folded insert)
BINDING: Accordeon glued to boards
COVER: black boards with stickers
PROCESS: Inkjet printing
COLOUR: colour
TEXT: Conversation with EPS, who donated
the ‘EPS collection’ to AIF
PUBLISHERS: Plan Bey 1st editon
YEAR: 2015
msdm publications 2nd edition
YEAR: 2019


ABOUT THE WORK
Super-private consists of photographs taken in the late 1940s,
1950s by a Lebanese banker known as RS, sourced from the Arab Image Foundation’s  EPS collection. Insert includes a newspaper photograph from the ‘Al-Yom collection’ (also held at the Foundation), showing the building where RS worked, damaged by
a nearby explosion during the 1975-1990 Civil War, and a conversation between PR (paula roush) and EPS, who donated the ‘EPS collection’ to the Arab Image Foundation and wishes to remain anonymous.

For the essay "Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan Photographs
Sourced From the Arab Image Foundation"  see here

EXHIBITIONS: 
Torn Curled Folded
GALLERY: Makan project space BeIrut
DATE: Oct - Nov 2015 See here

infinite multiple  Lounge Arrival
GALLERIES: Carrol Fletcher and Arebyte London
DATE: 2017-2018 See here

scene #1 : RS (self-portrait by the flower curtains), 12 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 130 cm
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scene #3: Rositta (Budapest, hotel room),  6 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 63 cm

scene #1
RS (self-portrait by the flower curtains) 
12 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 130 cm

scene #2
Andrée (Beirut Hippodrome)
8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm

scene #3
Rositta (Budapest, hotel room)
6 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 63 cm

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scene #4
Andrée (Show jumping)
8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm

scene #5
Rositta (Beirut Corniche)
8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm

 

scene #6
Rositta (Hamra, family home)
8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm

 

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Super-private, installation view
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SUPER – PRIVATE : SCENES  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Iinterview insert, photobook sourced from the EPS collection, Arab Image Foundation. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Torn Curled Folded.
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SUPER – PRIVATE : SCENES  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Iinterview insert, photobook sourced from the EPS collection, Arab Image Foundation. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Torn Curled Folded.

 

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 

 

by appointment only
please e-mail to schedule a visit
[within a covid safety framework]

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