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.


25 May 2017

On Laughter :


regarding an uncertain disposition

 Hermes Trismegistus - Theatre of the Actors of Regard

l     a     u     g     h     a     l     f     u     l     l
l    a    u    g    h    a    l    f    u    l    l
l   a   u   g   h   a   l   f   u   l   l
l  a  u  g  h  a  l  f  u  l  l
l a u g h a l f u l l
laughalfull
O
laughTAR cLub  
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


    

23 May 2017

Terrance and Phillip do TAR


Everyone loves T & P in their box orifice sma shit
'Asses of Fire'.



After that, who could f f f fu get this grate scene 
  

FIAPCE  
...from T & P in 'Not Without My Anus'.


Up Date : Terrance & Phillip to sTAR in
'E is for Effart, F for Art'


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


    

21 May 2017

O.K. It's a date.




 On Kawara — Silence

 Members’ Party and Private View

 February 6, 2015

 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
 
 5th Ave at 89th Street

 New York City


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
     
FIAPCE after O.K.  
 detail 

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

 someone looks at something...



 LOGOS/HA HA



   

19 May 2017

8 Mile enso (detail )


 watch : final three rap battles

 read : final three rap battles

 HAND SPACE                           Theatre of the Actors of Regard  

 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


   

17 May 2017

bL/ud Barthes

   
Roland Barthes was rarely photographed without a cigarette in his mouth : w|hence breath, fire, light, colour, smoke, fumes, animation, signal, parole
words, speech, story, conversation, lecture ...

Breathing-in breathing-out, the image body of 
le maitre Barthes conducts with his two batons
bLineage re. Smoke Signals Read In Mirrors

Cigarette in parole hole, pigment pen in hand, 
all in unison. 

Red and read / read verses red ...

 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


   

15 May 2017

here we go loop de loop


enso
circle, way of mind

enso (regard) 
sTARing 
CJ of JAHM


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
enso (regard) 
sTARing 
yOu of YOU
  
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


   

12 May 2017

Logos Clubbing


In the beginning was The Literature Club 


         FIAPCE  
Going forward, as they say...

Today follows on from yesterday 

The Logos Club from The Picture Club

The Seventh Function of Language 
from HHhH with Sight Gag
 click image to enlarge  
 La trahison des imagesThe Treason of Images           FIAPCE
 Ceci n'est pas une hache / This is not an axe.


 La trahison des images / The Treason of Images               h/ere
 Ceci n'est pas une hache / This is not an axe.


 La trahison des images / The Treason of Images           FIAPCE
 Ceci n'est pas une haiche / This is not an aitch.

 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


   

10 May 2017

Picture Clubbing


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  

This month marks 15 years since 
the inception of the Foundation Picture Club,
a very special event that occurs every month
just for AGWA Foundation Members.

You're invited to join our expert Gallery Guides
on an adventure through art to further develop your understanding of the treasures in your State Art Collection.
   
This month's Picture Club is titled 
and will be looking at works by 
David Noonan and Mike Parr.
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ARTWORK CREDITS
Nathan Beard
Untitled (Portrait with Yaai) 2016
photographic decal on glazed porcelain, PVD coating
25 x 36 cm, 28.5 x 39 cm (framed)
© Nathan Beard
Photo: Uri Auerbach
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             detail
             A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
             someone looks at something... 

             LOGOS/HA HA 


   

09 May 2017

Two museum e-nouncements ping in today, extending our Sight Gag medley


from MCA (Sydney) for their 
Annual Appeal 


photo : Daniel Boud  
and from MUMA (Melbourne) for their
Boiler Room Lecture: Ritual intimacy


 Christian Thompson, We bury our own (Energy matter) 2012.
 Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and 
 Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin.

 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA 


    

08 May 2017

Vale Lou Richards (1923-2017)


Melbourne Football Zen Mind 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louie the Lip loses again -
sweeps Swanston Street
with a feather duster


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 detail 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
 LOGOS/HA HA