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 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.


 

Leporello bookwork in six volumes
Editing and design: paula roush
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
Hand-bound and published  by msdm publications
Second edition for infinite multiple

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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.

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

SUPER – PRIVATE :scene #1: RS (self-portrait by the flower curtains)
12 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 130 cm Photographic source: Arab Image Foundation

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

SUPER – PRIVATE: scene #3: Rositta (Budapest, hotel room), 6 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 63 cm Photographic source: Arab Image Foundation

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SUPER – PRIVATE: scene #4: Andrée (Show jumping)
8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm Photographic source: Arab Image Foundation

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SUPER – PRIVATE: scene #5: Rositta (Beirut Corniche),
8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm Photographic source: Arab Image Foundation

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SUPER – PRIVATE: scene #6: Rositta (Hamra, family home) 8 accordion folded pages 29.7 x 84 cm Photographic source: Arab Image Foundation