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.

16 February 2011

This Blind Mind (See How They Run)

Encouraged by the present street protests in North Africa and the Middle East, in which the subjugated peoples of those places are now demanding liberty and the right to self-determination, activists of the Theatre of the Actors of Regard have taken to their neighbourhood streets also.

Here, a TAR performer - a student of the Appearance Method of the Supreme Goddess as Void - with an open projection-space hung around his neck, a blindfold across his eyes, supported by a walking stick and with beggar's hat outstretched, offers us this tableau for regard.

2011_TAR blind _sRGB_400
Including the above
herewith the meta tableau
the meta regard :

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