Penelope’s Loom is a print based project reclaiming the medium of the postcard as means of communication and analogue content sharing.
The title of the series is a reference to the Greek figure Penelope and an acknowledgement of her ingenuity and persistence in the face of unwanted circumstances, exerting control over her situation through careful and calculated planning. Despite this, Penelope is later dismissed by Odysseus and drops out of the story, while he sails off onto another great epic adventure. This project emerged from imagining new Penelopes who push back against the traditional story and whose resistance is celebrated rather than overlooked.
Penelope’s Loom documents a process of reengaging with the banal and the mass-produced as generators of content, focusing on new possibilities of artistic production and dispersion.
Compositions I-VI have been designed and produced for Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM 2019.