the signal house
woman with fabric
ink and brush on paper, 2003
In her 2019 Nobel Lecture, The Tender Narrator, the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk said
''The world is a fabric we weave daily on the great looms of information, discussions, films, books, gossip, little anecdotes. Today the purview of these looms is enormous – thanks to the Internet, almost everyone can take part in the process, taking responsibility and not, lovingly and hatefully, for better and for worse. When this story changes, so does the world.''
The part of a loom that holds aside the warp threads to allow for the passage of the weft is called a heddle. We hope this journal will be a heddle on the world’s loom, where stories small and large can change, and change, and keep changing.
Each issue will contain around six offerings. There’ll be work to hear, read and look at. We hope you enjoy it and keep coming here to meet us.
- The Editors
Kit Brookman, Melissa Chambers, and Henry Martin
June 3, 2020
JAMES KENYON, our featured artist in Issue 1, was born in South Australia and lives in Melbourne. He studied drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts. James is also a musician and tours extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand. His latest album ‘Imagine You are Driving’ was released in 2016. www.jameskenyon.com