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.


14 October 2017

CINEMA : A MIRROR IN A CAVE / A TALK BY HYUN LEE /  KNULP - Sunday October 15, 2PM



 15 Fowler St
 Camperdown
 Sydney, Australia
 knulpknulpknulp@gmail.com
 Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm                             
 Monday to Friday by appointment 

 Theatre of the Actors of Regard will be attending ...


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12 October 2017

TAR ] VR ( Le Théâtre et son double


Yous can experience a reality 
of Fred Williams' 1963 translation 
of the You Yangs 
granite range with pond
into oil on composition board 
at the Geelong Gallery : 
Fred Williams in virtual reality 
until Sunday 5 November 
Immerse your senses in virtual reality and explore Fred Williams in the You Yangs: stand inside one of Fred Williams’ paintings, and experience the rugged Australian landscape using virtual reality technology. 
Free with admission to Fred Williams in the You Yangs

Fred Williams
You Yang Pond  
1963
oil on composition board
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Gift of Godfrey Phillips International Pty Ltd 1968


Fred Williams in virtual reality
You Yang Pond 
1963
Photographer : Reg Ryan
Enhancer : FIAPCE

Warning : experiences of virtual reality are unpredictable
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09 October 2017

Re. a bullet


Several days ago in Las Vegas (USA), a man fired bullets from his automated guns into an outdoor concert audience. Fifty-nine persons were killed and five hundred wounded.

Yesterday, SBS twice projected onto our television screens the image of a man regarding a bullet. Consequences unknown.

Genius : Season 1 Episode 1 — Colt Vs Wesson 

These are the men and women who solved the world’s problems, changing the way we live through innovation, and creating history-altering inventions. This is the story of the unseen forces behind the greatest races for innovation, the moments when the brightest minds were given the rare opportunity to change the world. In 1836, Samuel Colt changes the way that wars are fought with his patent for the revolver, and profits enormously from the invention. But when Colt fires his assistant Rollin White for suggesting an improvement on his design, White brings his innovative idea to Smith and Wesson, giving birth to the first true 'arms' race. As the Civil War breaks out, both the Union and the Confederacy are in dire need of arms, putting Colt and Smith and Wesson in a competition that only one manufacturer can survive.



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Micmacs 

Bazil (Dany Boon) has been a victim of weapons manufacturers his entire life. His father was killed by a land mine, and Bazil lost his job after he was shot by an errant bullet -- which is still lodged in his skull. Now Bazil lives on the streets of Paris, where he encounters Slammer (Jean-Pierre Marielle). Slammer takes him under his wing, introducing him to other outcasts. With the help of his new entourage, Bazil devises a plan to exact revenge on the companies that took so much from him.



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07 October 2017

Guggenheim Museum (Director's Cut)



Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945.
FIAPCE after Ben Schnall/LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875), a Japanese Buddhist nun, great in many disciplines. 

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), a great United States architect. 

How interesting it could have been if the Guggenheim Building Committee had accepted Wright's initial proposal for an 'enlightenment dome' based on a work by Rengetsu.

Wright explained to journalists at the 1945 Plaza Hotel unveiling of the initial model that his design was in the form of an inverted ziggurat. He emphasised that he saw it as a spiral ascending outward.

Otagaki Rengetsu, whose chosen name means Lotus Moon, designed many of her ceramics as a lotus rising out of the darkness and mud, ascending through the clarifying water toward the moon of enlightenment that ringed the open circle lip of her cups and bowls.


Otagaki Rengetsu, saké cup
Oscar Wilde, 'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.'

Wright proposed a union of Eastern and Western wisdom-seeking forms. Education moving towards enlightenment. A transparent dome with radiating lotus pad orbs, centred with great jade frog.
  
The old pond;
A frog jumps in —
The sound of the water.

(Basho, translation R H Blyth)

The old pond!
Bashô jumps in,
The sound of the water!
(Sengai, translation by Robert Aitken)

Gallery Open :
entry by gold coin -
TAR
(Theatre of the Actors of Regard, translation by FIAPCE)



At the 1945 press conference, Wright showed the Rengetsu teapot lid inspiration and (in his hands, above) the proposed, stylised, lotus pads transparent dome upon which would sit the great jade frog.

Unfortunately, the Director's Cut was rejected. Instead, the newly self-confident USA opted for an oculus rather than a dome. Preferring to be overseen by the Eye of God and of Providence rather than commit to the self liberation of the many.



US One Dollar note with the Eye of God

The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States, the current post-1954 version, with the capitalised Nation and the added-in words under God : 

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


photo : Sean Mathis  
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29 September 2017

= CAPITAL = KUNST = SPORT = POLITIX =



Toxic Tony Abbott says politics and sport shouldn't mix. Yet he is well known as a politician AND as a sportsman (boxing, cycling, swimming, rugby) who regularly mixes both.


 Australian Prime Minister Abbott is now a Wallaby : Fox Sports

The NRL asked their supporters who they would like to entertain them at this year's Grand Final, and they asked for Macklemore. One of his set-list of four songs is to be his 2013 hit, Same Love

The opening lyric line is :

When I was in the 3rd grade I thought that I was gay 'cause I could draw...

This, at the same time as the national Same Sex Marriage Survey, is too much for 'Just Say No' Tony who now, as a politician, intervenes in sport to say that politics and sport shouldn't mix.

In 1976, when FIAPCE produced this art = football = politix = society manifesto, it did seem a bit fanciful. Forty years later, this IS the state of play. Thank you Peter Norman, Nicky Winmar et al!


 collection : Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
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27 September 2017

Zombie Art History


QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY 
AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION

PANEL  
ZOMBIE ART HISTORY

1.30PM SAT 30 SEP 2017 
GOMA | CINEMA B | FREE

Join Dr Amelia Barikin, Lecturer in Art History, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, and special guests as they use the Australian collection rehang as a launching point for exploring alternative approaches to displaying and conceptualising Australian art, drawing upon the non-chronological hang as a focal point for thinking about broader questions of chronoLOGOS/HA HA in museoLOGOS/HA HA.
Panellists include:
Michael Aird, Adjunct Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow, School of Social Science, University of Queensland 
Dr Rex Butler, Professor (Art History & Theory), Monash University 
Dr Kyla McFarlane, Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, QAGOMA
.   .   .   . 

Perhaps the panel will attempt an explanation for the macabre pictorial instability* of the recently unearthed Tom Roberts self-portrait 'Rejection'
  

*state of image at time of going to press  
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25 September 2017

Like the Tigers of Old


Now we know : it's the Crows (Adelaide) to play the Tigers (Richmond) in next weekend's AFL Grand Final at the MCG.

Time to summon the ancients :


Dad barracked for the Tigers. So, this year, in his memory, we ride the Tiger.

The warriors of the past - none greater than Jack Dyer, Captain Blood.
   

Richmond City Hall  (photo : Philip T)   
The warriors of today, pillars of the Tiger tribe (l-r) Trent Cotchin (Capt.), Alex Rantz, 'Dusty' Martin, Jack Riewoldt. All hero descendents of the Athens Football League (AFL).

Tiger Caryatids of the Erechtheion, The Acropolis of Athens 

Then, when the strong and the bold are victorious, Trout will again raise his yellow and black banner. When THE LOGOS HAS SPOKEN 
    

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21 September 2017

Two Views of one something (after Hokusai)


Regarding promotional image for :
Jenny Watson - The Fabric of Fantasy
MCA, Sydney 
5 July - 2 October 2017
As performed by : 
Theatre of the Actors of Regard 


MCA  
Regarding promotional image for :
Kader Attia 
ACCA, Melbourne 
30 September - 19 November 2017
As performed by : 
Theatre of the Actors of Regard 


ACCA  
Regarding promotional image for :
Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Spect (Spect)
FIAPCE 
-1974- 
As performed by : 
Otis Redding (-1965-)
Aretha Franklin (-1967) 
Theatre of the Actors of Regard 


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20 September 2017

Let us look upon fine Phrases like a Laugher.


Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends, by John Keats

110. — To Benjamin Bailey.

[Fragment (Outside Sheet) Of A Letter Addressed To Bailey At St. Andrews. Winchester, August 15, 1819.

I am convinced more and more every day that (excepting the human friend Philosopher), a fine writer is the most genuine Being in the World. Shakspeare and the paradise Lost every day become greater wonders to me. I look upon fine Phrases like a Lover.
  


 Fukurokuju Laughing at dot/point/matrix/text/scroll/Regard
 Kiyonari Muneaki 1588-1662 and Kiyonari Muneaki 1588-1662

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18 September 2017

Mount Evidence




Mossgreen Auction Results - (#160MG) 
Auction Date : Sunday 17 September 06:30 PM 2017 AEST 
Last Updated : Monday 18 September 09:15 AM 2017 AEST 
Lot Count : 80 lots 
Lots Sold : 14 lots

The mood in the room must have been quite something as one by one the first twenty-six lots were passed-in. Tulips, anyone?


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