The Monocle Weekly

Jessica Helfand, Beatrice Gibson, Keith Harrison and Beatrice Dillon

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27 January 2019

Episode 499

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We discuss book-cover design with Jessica Helfand, co-founder of the Design Observer website. Plus: artist Beatrice Gibson talks us through her new show ‘Crone Music’, and we hear from Keith Harrison and Beatrice Dillon about their new music-and-art showcase ‘Ecstatic Material’.

27 January 2019

Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco discusses some of the events to look out for over the next seven days, in the company of Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi.

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Chapter 2

16 minutes


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Chapter 2

Jessica Helfland

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‘50 Books, 50 Covers’ is an annual celebration of great book design run by the Design Observer website in collaboration with the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Design Observer co-founder Helfand joins us to discuss why judging a book by its cover can sometimes add a little more to its story.

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Chapter 3

14 minutes


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Beatrice Gibson

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Gibson’s new exhibit ‘Crone Music’ in London revolves around two new films that explore the power of poetry and art in politically febrile times. Alongside both, the artist has programmed a series of events designed to highlight the strength that can be found in community.

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Chapter 4

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Keith Harrison and Beatrice Dillon

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Installation artist Harrison has teamed up with producer and experimental musician Dillon, as well as the Outlands creative network, for collaborative project ‘Ecstatic Material’. It combines Dillon’s audio textures with a physical soundsystem created by Harrison, which incorporates unconventional materials to manipulate sounds into ever more unusual shapes.

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