SPATIAL STORYTELLING Following the toppling of th
e statue of Edward Colston in Bristol and the contentious removal of four statues outside the Shelbourne Hotel, we are all re-appraising how we remember, honour and reconsider our past with its chequered history. In light of all this, In Memory Of is the most timely of publications, exploring what may be considered a ‘collective consciousness’ and how best to navigate the tricky terrain of static versus fluid recognition architecture. From Peter Eisenman’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Berlin to the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York, the physical acts of memory and what informed them are tellingly assessed. Closer to home, whilst not included in this ZZZs… It’s Dreamtime with Drop Everything’s Mary Nally as she encourages a pandemic peace of mind with her collection, in association with Manchester-based design studio DR-ME. Produced to order, it conjures up rave mysticism and grannies with surplus China tea-cups and saucers. dreamtime.ie ROADMAP Michael McDermott MADOUVEH “Many species of madouvehs can be encountered on the wild steppes of the session. Rich, poor, male, female, gay, lesbian, non-binary – one thing that unites all these groups is a deep love of a banging sesh. In this groundbreaking, jawshattering guide, the reader will be endowed with valuable knowledge that will help them successfully navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of drug-fuelled decadence.” #11 Lighting Fundamentals This is sesh-sential. The last thing anyone wants is to session in a room that’s more lit than themselves. Warm lighting can be the key difference between mellow ambience and faces that look like you should call an ambulance. No one wants to have their faces illuminated whilst trying their best not to chew through it.” Editor’s note: We are currently prohibited from having banging sessions under government guidelines. Please consider this publication as advance research for that almighty post-Covid sesh. Madouveh: 50 Tips for a Banging Session, L. Kenny & S. Cuddy, €14.95 IG: @madouveh DAFT TWITTER PROJECT Well not so daft really when it comes from illustraordinaire Chris Judge. Eggcorns is his take on how children mispronounce words adding joy and wonder to a language we imprison with familiarity. Carcodile, Dinosaw, Mermalade, Shark Knife, Strawbaby… use your imagination or lean on Judge’s. Also, keep an eye out for the happy creatures he’s been conjuring out of the clouds on his instagram account. Bumbum Bees, Toilet Sharks and Things That Go Bump in the Night with Chris Judge is online at 11am on Tuesday October 27 as part of the International Literature Festival. Reserve a place for free at ilfdublin.com @adailycloud O’Brien Press, €9.99 text, the Kindred Spirits sculpture in Midleton by Alex Pentex, which commemorates the 1847 donation by the Native American Choctaw People to Irish famine relief, marks a notably considered new addition to our canon. In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials (Phaidon), €65 GUILLOTINE QUEEN Sorcha O’Higgins reigns supreme in the land of collage. She adorned our cover a year ago with her mash-up on the new wave of music directors in our midst. Since then she has recently sharpened her scalpel for a Roe & Co window display and dished out some Watermelon thirst quenching giddiness for a Boots & Kats EP. Now she’s nestling in with her Alphabet series on Giclée prints. In this year of entrapment, this is a well needed chance to go for a gallop with our imagination. From €35 (A4), sorchaohiggins.com free ticket this is your Show this ad for one free admission to the Little Museum. Valid until December 31st, 2020.