Miranda July and Jay Benedicto in conversation with Jennifer Higgie on MACK LIVE

Join us for a discussion of risk, creation, and unexpected encounters in celebration of Miranda July’s groundbreaking new book project, Services. July joins her collaborator Jay Benedicto for a conversation with writer and critic Jennifer Higgie about the project’s genesis from a telemarketing phone call in the first months of Covid lockdown through to its stunning final form. Dialing in from Los Angeles, Manila, and Canberra, they discuss July and Benedicto's surprising collaboration for the first time.
Thursday 14 April

Screening 1 
18:00 BST London 
13:00 EDT New York

Screening 2
18:00 PDT Los Angeles
09:00 PHST Manila 


About Services

A Limited Edition book sculpture by the renowned artist, writer and film director, Miranda July. At the very moment she realised that the Covid emergency was taking grip of the globe, Miranda July received an unsolicited phone call offering ‘services’. Over the course of the first six months of the pandemic, July communicated extensively with the caller, Jay Benedicto, a trans woman in the Philippines. The resulting intimate exchange of ideas and images has been designed by July in to a book sculpture. The hand-made leporello (concertina) unfolds to more than 7 metres (23 feet) wide and includes 4 museum grade inkjet prints. Consisting in the following elements: a hand-made leporello bound (concertina) hardback book comprising 14 pages (each 516mm wide x 328 high); four museum grade inkjet prints (each signed by MJ, numbered 1/25 to 25/25); housed in a handmade slipcase.

Find out more and order copies here.


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