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.


20 August 2018

Mark of the Year!


On a similar theme to the previous post, here's
third man up from nowhere.



We imagine Yves Klein being somehow involved : 
all of a sudden reappearing, coming off the bench 
all these years later to take a screamer from nowhere.

Mark of the Year!


 Yves Klein/ Easton Wood/ Shunk-Kender/ FIAPCE/ TAR/ AFL

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18 August 2018

Special Comments


All of a sudden, every weekend, metaphysical football poetry. 

“All of a sudden, the Pies have kicked nothing.”

- Mark McClure 

  Special Comments, ABC Grandstand 
  today, third quarter Collingwood v Port Adelaide


 Mark McClure, Carlton (1974-1986)

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17 August 2018

Tethers of TAR


The smart little monk’s reputation reached the ears of Shogun Yoshimitsu (1358-1408), and Ikkyū was summoned to the castle for a meeting.

"I’ve heard that you are quite bright,” the shogun said to Ikky
ū. "Do you think you can catch a tiger?"

"Yes, my lord, I believe I can,” Ikky
ū replied with great confidence. "Here is a rope. Catch that one," the shogun challenged, pointing to a tiger painted on a large screen in the room.

Without hesitation, Ikky
ū placed himself in front of the screen, readied the rope, and shouted, "Now, my lord, please drive the tiger out!”

John Stevens 

Three Zen Masters: Ikkyū, Hakuin, and Ryōkan 


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12 August 2018

TAR : Branislav Jakovljevic with pinot noir. Photo by David Schendel


 photo by David Schendel


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03 August 2018

Meet The Locals : Mr K


For the benefit of Mr K
there will be a show today -
the stream in flow



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01 August 2018

Proverbs of TAR : to act is to sin


Jack Donaghy (Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming For General Electric) : Jonathan, who is this?
Jonathan (Jack's secretary) : Oh,it's Bucky Bright, sir. He was a major tv star in the '40s,'50s and the fall of 1972, and he's your Republican celebrity for the McCain dinner.
Jack : Uh-huh,good to see you.
What happened to Bruce Willis?
Jonathan : He insists on singing.
Jack : Jim Belushi?
Jonathan : He insists on singing.
Jack : Good god. When did the party become so boring? The Democrats have all the good celebrities.
Kenneth Parcell (NBC page) : Mr.Donaghy, this was delivered to -- son of a married couple, Bucky Bright!
Jack : You know who this is?
Kenneth : Who doesn't?
Jack : Most people. 
But let me ask you a question, Kenneth.
If Mr. Bright here told you to vote Republican, would you do it?
Kenneth : Oh,no,sir, I don't vote Republican or Democrat. Choosing is a sin, so I always just write-in the Lord's Name.
Jack D : That's Republican - we count those.

30 Rock : Season 2, Episode 12 : 'Subway Hero'


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31 July 2018

Towards a Theoria of the Pure Site


Meanwhile, warning : site of contamination


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30 July 2018

TAR at TarraWarra : MEDIA PREVIEW & PICTURE OPPORTUNITY


TarraWarra Biennial 2018
FROM WILL TO FORM

Exhibition curated by Emily Cormack

3 August – 6 November 2018

WHAT: An opportunity to interview the curator, Emily Cormack and selected artists in the Museum before the official opening. To capture pictures of curator, artists, performances and artwork installed in this exhibition. 

WHEN: Friday 3 August 2018, 10 to 10.50am before the opening, 11am to 1pm

WHERE: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville   http://www.twma.com.au/getting-here/

WHO: Curator: Emily Cormack

ARTISTS: Belle Bassin, Dale Harding, Bridie Lunney, Mike Parr, artists from Erub Arts
Please advise if you would like to interview other TarraWarra Biennial 2018 artists not listed above.

Below : Claire Lambe, Witnessing Bacon 2018, wool, silk and cotton tapestry; digital prints; bronze basin, dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist; Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne; and Francis Bacon Studio at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

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29 July 2018

I am curious ] TAR (


from :
The persistence of curiosity 
in documentary profiles
by Joanna Di Mattia
July 27, 2018
The Monthly


final para : 
One biographical documentary can never capture the complexity of an entire life. Even the best examples of the genre are incomplete in some way. We might do better to take McQueen’s advice – 
“If you want to know me, just look at my work.” 
McQueen doesn’t just tell but shows us who the designer was. In the end, his counsel holds the key to best understanding all the lives we encounter in these films – inside their creations, their work, lies something closest to the truth of who they are.

TAR might add :
If you want to know you, just look at your looking.

  Alexander McQueen and Kate Moss backstage at his spring/summer 
  2001 show. Photograph: © Ann Ray


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26 July 2018

Vale Fairfax : Nine Entertainment takes 51%


This from Paddy Manning at The Monthly Today, just in :
Vale Fairfax 
Nine’s takeover ends a 177-year history

Good afternoon, 
As I file, the remaining Fairfax Media journalists are dragging themselves to their nth sombre briefing from CEO Greg Hywood, as they have been doing for the best part of a decade. They will be hoping against hope that they will be able to keep doing the job they love, and contemplating what that might mean under new management at Nine. The death of Fairfax has been pronounced so many times that we are nearly numb to it. But today’s announced Nine takeover, if it completes, really will mark the end of a 177-year history, and is a heavy blow for quality, independent journalism and for media diversity in this country. The fact that the takeover is the entirely predictable consequence of a shabby, last-minute deal on cross-media ownership laws late last year, and that the prime minister has welcomed it, is just more salt in the wound. READ ON

Also from The Monthly, this essay by Eric Beecher, July 2013 :
The death of Fairfax and the end of newspapers

Rot from within (Young Warwick; The Rivers of Gold...) and attack from without. (Including relentless attack on the ABC network.) Sad, bad, serious!


FIAPCE  
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