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 August 2011

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In Sydney (
late 2oth century (
under the aegis of Theatre of the Actors of Regard (
members of Melbourne's BLACK BATS
{ see: umbrellatecture / umbratecture }
perform a tableau of proscenium arcs and mindful regard

The BLACK BATS original sketch for the Sydney tableau...

...was, in part, inspired
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by Jørn Utzon's 1957 spark of clustered arcs

submitted to the competition for a Sydney Opera House design.

The BLACK BATS sketch, in toto ((((
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