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.

04 June 2011

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Laresa Kosloff is another of the ACCA team at large among the Venice Biennale vernissagers. Before leaving Australia she had her right leg set in plaster.

We reckon it's a hoot of a thing to do. So loaded with (possible) allusions and such simple clever fun.
Yesterday, this image was posted on the ACCA blog.

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Laresa is verbing what everyone at the Biennale is doing during these preview days, when they are not running, exchanging cards and partying. Laresa, looking at, regarding.

On the plaster can be seen a number of the inscriptions she has collected from famous artists and other Art World signatories.

Here's Hany Armanious adding his contribution. Hany is Australia's official representative in the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Another ACCA photo tells the broader story well.
Everyone on the go...

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Larissa vertical
everyone else at an angle...
falling forward...


Looking again at the first photo, it appears that already another inscription has been added to the plaster.

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Our technicians have now enhanced the heal section of this photo :
the latest inscription reads
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something ...