Not quite a magazine, nor exactly a book, Mastermind is rather a hybrid object; a polyphonic work marching to the beat of ten chapters focused on questions, creators and places in whose voices we heard an eternal urgency, brimming with unexpected possibilities. It is a kind of magazine with its own unique look & feel crafted by Marie-Amélie Sauvé. “Mastermind is setting our times to words and images.”
The present of Mastermind is a time designed to last, made to be stopped, explored and revisited. Like a collection of short stories or a beloved record we leave to one side, only to come back to it, time and again. A global publication that is produced in English and distributed worldwide by Bruil & van de Staaij.
In Mastermind 09, Natalia Vodianova considers how her family values have shaped her path in life, and Tahar Rahim discusses the psychology of playing good and evil characters. We get up close and personal with the living legend Patti Smith and meet the trailblazing French politician Christiane Taubira, before taking a journey through the world of Charlotte Gainsbourg.
A portion of the proceeds from Mastermind 09 will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières, the international humanitarian organization providing medical support to countries affected by conflict and disease.