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Project based on the private library acquired by l. dos santos during the 1960s and ‘70s. The library reflects his professional interests, including architecture, urban planning and education, as well as the influence of historical events that marked those two decades: the anti-fascist movement, may 68, students’ riots, the portuguese carnations revolution and the PREC – the revolutionary period after april the 25th. Researching this library forty years later, a selection of images and texts in the books, magazines, leaflets was reworked through editing, drawing, sampling and experimental writing. We created a fragmented intertextual narrative, which takes a subjective look at the public documents in a private archive.
The handmade edition, produced in lisbon in august 2010, is size A4, 29,7x21 cm, and was printed in an epson stylus sx105, using varied papers (including vegetable parchment, greaseproof paper, tracing paper , maps and file separators) found in the same library.
This print on demand edition is size standard portrait, 25x20 cm, and is printed on premium (matte finish) paper by blurb.com
Editing, text and drawing by maria lusitano & paularoush
foreword by louise michel
creative commons: atribution-non-commercial-sharealike 3.0
My work explores the intersection of open culture and publishing technologies. My recent publication projects have been exhibited at the P74 gallery in Ljubljana [Split-index: a time/space dislocation and Split-screen: a time/space dislocation), Sput-&-nik gallery, Porto (classop: papéis varios/varied papers) and Museu da Cidade, Lisboa (jornal fingido/ fake newspaper). I teach courses on art and media theory, artists publications, self-publishing and the impact of technology in photographic publishing practices. I also run the weblog for the photobook module I teach at the London South Bank University, part of the Digital Photography Programme. http://www.msdm.org.uk/photobook