Last year, we launched 41: GDS’ first completely digitally delivered edition. It was, in a nutshell, boundary breaking, AR-infused and very, very fun. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked it out, get familiar with our artists’ work by visiting the edition.
Now, for 41’s B-SIDE (41 EXTRA), Jon Tjhia and Lujayn Hourani are revisiting their pieces to chat about:
💿 writing embodiment during continuing lockdowns and bodies pulsating within spaces
💿 the function of metaphors, how the world is made of them and a disdain for subtleties
💿 negotiating who their readership is and if the act of building context hinders experimentation
💿 how to approach an open brief
Jon Tjhia is a Melbourne-born radio-maker, writer and musician. He co-founded the podcast Paper Radio, worked as the Wheeler Centre’s senior digital editor from 2010-2020, and co-founded the Australian Audio Guide. He has also been a member of Audiocraft’s programming committee and a Walkley Awards Radio/Audio feature judge.
Lujayn Hourani is a Palestinian writer, editor, and arts worker living on unceded Wurundjeri Country. They are a 2020 recipient of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter Scheme, and are currently working on a book of experimental poetry. You can find their work in Meanjin, Overland, Australian Poetry, and Going Down Swinging, among others.
Design for 41 EXTRA is by Ruby Healey.