The Lifted Brow is proud to support Chart, a new, not-for-profit publishing venture from Melbourne, Australia that explores the ways our stories are woven into environment and place. They have some pretty exciting news for y’all about their first project. It is called the Longer Light Series, and if the quality of the contributors and the goals are any indication, this is going to be excellent:
The Chart Collective is thrilled to announce our upcoming online publishing project, the Longer Light Series. This series of writing, photography, comic, film and music will explore the idea that our personal rituals – from the mundane to the grand – tether us to special places and particular times. We want to investigate how our rituals are contingent on the places where we perform them, on the rhythm of the seasons, on the weather of any given day, on what we see and smell around us.
The 12 distinct works of the series will detail, document or respond to some sort of ritual (as each contributor interprets that word) enacted during a week of summer days and nights. The works will be published in weekly instalments so that, in concert, they plot the arc of an Australian summer. The first piece we publish will be Jessie Cole’s response to the first week of summer, and will be published on 15 December.
We are rapt to announce the contributors to the Longer Light Series are: Jessie Cole, Laura Jean Englert, Sam Wallman, Benjamin Lichtenstein, Al Montfort, Ellen Van Neerven, Ben Walter, Connor Tomas O’Brien, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Rebecca Giggs, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Lian Low.
Pop over now to Chart’s website and sign up to the mailing list, so that you receive any and all updates and news about the Longer Light Series, as well as their future projects, of which there promises to be many.