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
Copeland Gallery, London
Kate Gentry, Samrawit Mihreteab, Millie Attle, Samantha Sutton, Peter di-Mola Jordan, Raluca Babos, Emma Bircham, Razvan Bronda, Iga Cegielko, Jemima Charrett-Dykes, Anesha Darling, Jacob Frazer, Bethany Gwynne, Isabella Hewlett, Toby Hinds, Charlotte Joseph, Tomasz Klimara, Mollie Lyons, Samrawit Mihreteab, Jai Mills, Daisy Morey, Micah Morgan, Josh Pilkington, Regan Ross, Daniel Sargent, J-C Sibanda, Megan Smallshaw, Ryan Sparkes, Aleksandra Stepka, Sarah Teacy, Isaac Watson, Esin Yakar
Project: BODY READY [+more]
The series aims to explore body positivity looking at the different ways the skin folds and rolls creating patterns and shapes. The beauty industry and social media is constantly advertising the same ‘ideal’ body that everyone should aspire to, promoting unrealistic standards that can often be damaging to people’s self confidence. People should not have to hide or feel ashamed of how they look and this work shows the artist's body as it naturally is, with all its rolls and imperfections. Prints on tumbled travertine tile. 3 x (406 x 610 x 12mm)
Project: Those that we kneel to [+more]
A photography based performative installation, this body of work challenges how religion is intrinsically woven into the fabric of rural Austrian life. Beneath a pious exterior, there is an undercurrent of ancient traditions, rooted in region and it's natives for far longer than the Catholic Church has ruled this area. Nevertheless, women such as my grandmother Rosa Scherrer, maintain their (inconspicuous) role as matriarch.The content featured in the chatter boxes, which are a crucial part of this installation, has also been featured in "XX\/XY Magazine"
Project: Four Walls [+more]
An Introspective gaze on female adolescent mental health. inspired by a personal experience, this photo journal seeks to identify with the observer.
The images Highlight topics such as anorexia Nervosa,and infertility. the contents of this series took place in my childhood room, the physical
photo book includes writings taken from a primary source journal written by myself during my illness.
UNTITLED#1at Copeland Gallery, London December 11- 13, 2017
Photoworks and multiples developed as part of the Photography and the Gallery project by paula roush and dave lewis
with 2nd year Photography, School of Arts and Creative Industries / London South Bank University.
Photoworks and editions structured around three swift moves from research, via design thinking and production to installation. Historical overview of photographic editions, multiples and full range of its applications in art, fashion and advertising; Design process, to plan and test-print new photoworks; Conceptual thinking, photographic editing and prototyping, including visits to UV-printing studio, overview of 3D substrates and preparation of files to outsource printing; Final production and presentation of the works in the post-industrial warehouse-gallery.