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

SUPER – PRIVATE

SCENES  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

SUPER – PRIVATE : SCENES  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Leporello bookwork in six volumes
Photographic source: EPS + Al-Yom Collections /Arab Image Foundation
Inkjet and laser printing on Epson 189 gsm paper (leporello) and Corona offset 120gsm (folded insert)
30x11cm, expanding to 40-130cm depending on the volume
Editing and design: paula roush
Hand-bound and published  by msdm publications

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.

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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