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.


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?


FIAPCE  
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14 September 2017

Weavers of the Word, Untie!


slag off

Verb

slag off (third-person singular simple present slags offpresent participle slagging offsimple past and past participle slagged off)
  1. To talk insultingly to or about someone or something.
  2. To purify by melting and removing slag. There is a lot of copper oxide, but I can remove that by melting everything and slagging it off. 


 After the launch of After Words at City Recital Hall, Paul Keating launched 
 (into) the Balmain basket weavers.

"The man who talked about the recession we had to have (and sent some fraction of the middle class to the wall) was hated and feared by one part of the Australian electorate and adored by another. Former Hawke government minister John Button once said you could track the stretch of Australian politics with Keating's one-liners. Remember the banana republic and the arse end of the universe?
Keating's tough charm carried him the longest distance with the constituency that adored him, the chatterati he described as "the basket weavers of Balmain". When he declared, "Mate, if you live in Australia and you don't live in Sydney, you're just camping out", we laughed at the sheer insolent wit of the man, however secure we thought we were in our Melbourne houses.
He was one of the greatest talkers in the history of Australian politics. Part of what gave him the right to put his signature on the reformist government that carried Australia into the harder but more profitable world of the open marketplace was that as treasurer and then prime minister he gave a new politics, a tough economically liberal one, all the vernacular charm of an old and familiar larrikinism. "He's got a front on him as big as Mark Foys," he'd say. Or, addressing the question of a politician's privacy, "Mate, we can't even shit in the ocean."
The correlative of that street fighter's charm (which could also be extraordinarily powerful in the negative mode) was that Keating knew how to ice the cake. He gave the basket weavers Mabo; he gave them, as no one else could, the dream of the republic.
He was, in any case, a man of the word more than a man of the book." ...
- extract from
Lyrical larrikinism from the mouth of Paul Keating
Peter Craven / The Australian
12 November 2011



Theatre of the Actors of Regard (Tamworth)  
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Barnaby Joyce - Leader of the Country Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia - likes to employ the Keating "basket weavers" terminoLOGOS/HA HA. 

He did so again yesterday during his doorstop at Parliament House in which he pitted the weaving reprehensibles against "those who want a job."


FIAPCE after Issa  
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13 September 2017

The Wall


TAR presents 
Daruma Muralist
after Bodhidharma
after Tommaso Laureti Siciliano
after Yves Klein 
after Erich and Margot Honecker
after Lucio Fontana  
after Germaine Greer
after The Doors :
Break on Through (to the Other Side)


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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11 September 2017

Special Concept (red + black)


Fifty years ago, 1967, Lucio Fontana named one of his classic slashed Sherrin Spatial Concept football oval ovoids "Pillola", in honour of The Pill. True!


Theatre of the Actors of Regard (for Jobe) 
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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 LOGOS/HA HA 
 See the Bombers fly up, up! 


   

09 September 2017

Break Through (Yellow + Black)


We loved the Tiger Cheer Squad's Theatre of the Actors of Regard meta-banner at the MCG last night. In the presence of 95,000 footy fans, their Tigers run-through banner acknowledged the Yellow + Black barrackers of the ages.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 

Rohan Garrard Great banner!!

Karen Duncan Wow, fantastic banner!!!

Yev Kassem Simply awesome banner!!
Game was pretty good too.


Kimi Burke Fantastic game boys! That tiger roar was phenomenal, lost voice, tears of absolute joy!

Linda Nelson Really cool banner Robyn Katie

Lynne Ramadge Well done Richmond fans ,you made the game more exciting to watch banner was brilliant roar in 2017


Jill Robertson Love the banner

Brendan Smith The best banner all season well done. If that wouldn't get your team going nothing would great team

Leanne Cadman Rhonda Cadman, cool banner!


Carol Grinsted How good is this banner !!

Paul Haviaridis Best banner. Best song. Best jumper. Two games away from being the best team. But win, lose or draw they always the best team for me

Margaret Polan That banner bought me to tears... fantastic job cheer squad...very emotional
FIAPCE 
after Saburo Murakami, Tsuka (Paper Tiger Break Through), October 1956-September 2017

Maree Talbot-Smith What a BRILLIANT run through....WELL DONE CHEER SQUAD!

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08 September 2017

David dents Goliath


Last night at Adelaide Oval, Crows genius Eddie Betts had a first-half blinder against the Greater Western Sydney Giants.


 Eddie acknowledges Theatre of the (52,805) Actors of Regard 

after Gerard Whateley, ABC Sport  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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04 September 2017

wept

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weep for painting 
MARS, Melbourne 
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above : in the arms of the virgin
by Nick Mourtzakis
2017
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after The Man of Sorrows in the arms of the Virgin
by Hans Membling
c.1475
collection of National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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below : after Spatial Concept - Green Crater
by Lucio Fontana
c.1962-64
as regarded by Theatre of the Actors of Regard
at NGV Melbourne 1971

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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
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FIAPCE  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
         
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Stigmatic Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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01 September 2017

Old Signs Seen For New


First Day of Spring...


FIAPCE  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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30 August 2017

weep for painting


In 2010, Domenico de Clario curated the exhibition painthing (as one) at the Australian Experimental
Art Foundation, Adelaide.


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Opening tomorrow evening at MARS Gallery, Melbourne, is the exhibition weep for painting, again curated by Domenico de Clario.

rosslynd piggott
anne scott wilson
steven rhall
eugene carchesio
yhonnie scarce
neil fettling
adam boyd
peter tyndall
david palliser
nick mourtzakis
helen smith
laura cionci
gregory pryor
annette lawrence
danielle freakley
adam fuss
sophia hewson
giles ryder
domenico de clario

click here to read
weep for painting : seven non-occasions
by Domenico de Clario

click here to listen to
weep for painting
by Domenico de Clario

 2017.08.30 Domenico de Clario painting today at MARS 

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A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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27 August 2017

Eclipse

  
We live on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

- Carl Sagan

HAND SPACE Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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Theatre of the Actors of Regard 

Total eclipse / partial eclipse / across the US 
an arc of darkness produces stupidity and awe ...

Plato's Cave Junior TAR  
... from teachers to The President.
 
Go Blind Is Fake News : President Trump Looks At The Sun  


Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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