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.

17 December 2010

Puppet Culture Framing System

Continuing from the previous post, more on World Puppet Culture. This as Julian Assange is "out on bail" in London.

First, from 1979, a classic Melbourne Black setting:
black square regarded by members of the White Art Cult
collection : Ballarat Art Gallery

1979_Family and Black Painting + PUPPET CULTURE FRAMING SYSTEM_sRGB_300

Next, from 198o, set in red for Joh Bjelke-Petersen's QLD :
black-on-white ideogram of dependent arising

1980_Puppet Culture framing System for IMA exhibition_FLAT_300
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...