Photobooks as sequential archives: Researching photobook publishing through integration of photographic and book art practices
paula roush (2020). Photobooks as sequential archives: Researching photobook publishing through integration of photographic and book art practices. msdm publications. https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.899y9
Chaos of Memories: Surviving Archives and the Ruins of History According to the Found Photo Foundationroush, paula (2016). Chaos of Memories: Surviving Archives and the Ruins of History According to the Found Photo Foundation. in: Gunilla Knape, Louise Wolthers and Niclas Ostlind (ed.) Art And Theory Publishing.
Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan photographs sourced from the Arab Image Foundationpaula roush (2019). Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan photographs sourced from the Arab Image Foundation. The Archive: Visual Culture in the Middle East. Blat, Lebanon 05 - 05 Apr 2019
The investigation into the creation of photobook works is a continuum of my practice as artist-curator working with photographic archives. A research question underlies my projects: What is distinctive about the photobook as a medium to elicit visual narratives from photographic archives? The practice shows that an integration of photographic and book art practices creates interactive space-time sequences that are unique and otherwise not available in the administrative archive.
Two research projects explore the potential of archives of orphan photographs as source for photobook publishing and display:
[output 3] My own imprint —msdm publications—aims to create a small-scale model of photobook publishing, guided by artistic research and the investigation of both formal and conceptual aspects of the photobook medium. High-quality limited editions—in these days of automated print on demand— makes for a distinctive approach to photobook publishing.
The research has impact on the ways it sits in the public domain: msdm publications are
In the aim of disseminating knowledge, the research was presented at
|Keywords||photobook, art publishing, orphan photography, photographic archives, archival art|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.899y9|
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|Deposited||17 Dec 2020|
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