David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.


02 April 2020

a pedant's lament


So, 
look, 
blah blah 
very unique.

Absolutely!


Theatre of the Absence of Regard  
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01 April 2020

Love in the Time of


"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead...

Some days after jotting down the drawing below, Dr King's final speech returns to the fore



"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live – a long life; longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. So I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
  - Wikipedia


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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29 March 2020

flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap


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27 March 2020

adverTARvirus

coronavirus inbox spam tsunami

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26 March 2020

HAND SPACE TransmiTAR



Bendigo TransmiTAR 
 Transmission Simulcast 
 [ Bendigo-Moscow-Melbourne ] 

 Right hand of Leon Trotsky
 'air-brushed' by Soviets
 reappears in Melbourne auction room 
 photograph

Leonard Joel Archive  
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25 March 2020

TARzen's Adventures of Regard


Tarzan swings, Tarzan falls
Tarzan hangs by the hair of his...
Don't be mistaken
Don't be misled,
Tarzan hangs by the hair of his head.

- as remembered, after drawing this :

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24 March 2020

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22 March 2020

Isolation TAR Dance



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21 March 2020

All in the same boat


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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) 

 Tallulah Bankhead on the set of Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat' (1944) 

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20 March 2020

Recession Art & Other Strategies | revisited


   1. panic buy pens pencils & pocket notepads
   2. keep on blogging
   3. sell copy of Recession Art & Other Strategies

RECESSION ART & OTHER STRATEGIES :
GUNTER CHRISTMANN, PETER CRIPPS, ROBERT MACPHERSON, JOHN NIXON, PETER TYNDALL


1986, English
Softcover, 32 pages, 20.5 x 25 cm
1st edition, Out of print title /
Published by IMA / Brisbane
$120.00 - OUT OF STOCK
"Recession Art & Other Strategies presents a selection of work by Robert MacPherson, Peter Tyndall, Gunter Christmann, Peter Cripps and John Nixon involving recessional techniques and strategies. The works span the period 1974 to 1985." - Peter Cripps
The wonderful and very scarce publication to accompany the exhibition "Recession Art & Other Strategies" at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 1986, curated by artist Peter Cripps. In our opinion, this is one of the finest Australian art exhibition catalogues ever made. Thoughtfully curated, beautifully designed and typeset, with photo documentation of works by the exhibiting artists and a great accompanying essay by curator and artist Peter Cripps. This text addresses and traces "a recurrence of a 'Recessional based' art practice in Australia". "The pressure of little money and a small art market has meant that many artists still own the greater part of their life's production. The initial difficulty of producing and the subsequent difficulty of disposing of art works is ever present...". Touching on Percy Grainger's 'Free Music' machines, to the recent histories of Australian exhibition spaces such Q Space, V Space, IMA, Q Space Annex, n-Space, and printed exhibition spaces such as Blunt Report, Hand Space, Pneumatic Drill, as well as projects such as The Fosterville Institute of Applied and Progressive Cultural Experience and The Anti-Music Collective, this text provides a clear insight into the many productions of these artists and their peers in Australia in the 1980's, as well as the climate that surrounded their activities.
https://worldfoodbooks.com/item/recession-art-other-strategies


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