the edge between things


Ian Monroe in the essay “Where Does One Thing End And The Next Begin? for “Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art” (Blackdog Publishing, 2008) explores the various edges that exist in the material world and the way collage is used to address the nature of difference and being. He describes collage as “a methodology that deploys this ‘edge, this elemental difference between materials, objects, images and subjects as its core concern. It is this active boundary, where previously disassociated material is amalgamated, that gives collage its frisson, its efficacy as a technique. Any artist using collage, be it found film footage or magazine clippings for example, is confronted with the discreet point at which two or more previously distinct bodies collide, and here a a decision is made and a difference is expressed. Thus what unifies all these practices is not just the literal  and metaphotical gluing togethr of things; it the functions, the transformations performed at the edge that gain significance” (p.32)

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About paula roush

I am a Lisbon-born artist based in London, UK. I am the founder of msdm, a platform for art practices that are mobile-strategies-[of]-display-[and]- mediation. It is a platform for both individual and collaborative work, shown in the context of exhibitions, publications, conferences and teaching/seminars. I work with photography, archives, found material and performance through editing strategies that investigate notions of authorship, authenticity, history and memory. I am interested in publishing as artists’ practice and as platform to explore the intersections between the roles of artist, editor and curator. My current projects look at ideas of (re) production in the work of art, resulting in publications in several formats that encompass the hand-made, the print on demand and the ebook.
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