paula roush (born in lisboa, portugal; lives and works in london).
paula is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses public culture and urban space. With a visual art and urban/social studies background, she works across these disciplines as both a practitioner and a theorist. She works with the city as a site of investigation and develops ways of intervening in urban space, working in the mode of public art and tactical intervention into public debate but more generally, working with a problematic of the public and the politics of the public sphere.
Paula is the founder of msdm [http://www.msdm.org.uk] a research platform dedicated to mobile strategies of display and mediation. In her projects she explores media in the broadest sense, including electronic tagging, locative media (gps), electronic games, online bots, digital video and photography, radio fm, para-architecture and urban screens (posters, billboards, mupis, crystal eye).
msdm projects [selection]
'what are we doing? what's happening to us? what needs to be done? I prefer not to' a four section collective score for the launch of protest academy london (elastic residence, 2005); sos:ok- save our souls zero killings- an emergency biscuit developed for situations of food scarcity real or imagined (coleman project space london 2004); exercise sos:ok, simulation of the gallery's decontamination following a chemical attack (p74 ljubljana); bowville, a networked performance during which marion manesta forrester was electronically tagged and had 3 days to earn her citizenship to bowville, (bow festival london 2004). ...