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 2012

Leonardo Live : The Dead Audience

In recent times certain operas by The New York Metropolitan Opera have been broadcast to movie theatres around the world as 'live high-definition transmission performances'.

Today, a Visual Art exhibition gets the same treatment with Leonardo Live from the National Gallery, London.

It's certainly a development of interest to Theatre of the Actors of Regard.
Frame by frame screening plays to the gallery
Nick Miller / SMH
15 February 2012
Here's the online promo.

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From the same website, preview with Golden Guillotine :

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