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.


30 June 2012

Voided Into Being < La merde à la mer !

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Recently, we blogged (here) about Piero Manzoni's renowned Merda d' artista aka Artist's Shit aka Künstlerscheisse aka Merde d'Artiste of May 1961.



In relation to the above, we further offer this 1898 sequence of four photos by the Parisian art gallery owner Maurice Joyant showing Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec voiding into being his very own merde à la mer.

These come from the website The Esoteric Curiosa (here) where there are also other photos of Toulouse-Lautec that may interest, as well as detailed information about the performance shown below.


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29 June 2012

: ( TYPOGRAPHICALOGOS/HA HA : )

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Nothing new under the Herald-Sun : { 



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These letter-press emoticons are from Puck, 1881.

via Retronaut  : )


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27 June 2012

DRAWING THE LAST BREATH

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Fortunately, the proponents of ACCA pencilism had placed their order with Faber well in advance of this evening's soirée. The pencils have now arrived!

DRAWING THE LAST BREATH: drawing class
ACCA : Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Wednesday 27 June 20-12, 6pm - 8pm

Under the influence of Berlinde De Bruyckere's vast and visceral sculptures, this untutored drawing class sets you free in the gallery to refine or experiment with your observational and still life drawing techniques. Paper, pencils, charcoal and wine will be provided.

$20. Bookings essential - (03) 9697 9999


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Heroic Pencil Worker prepares to pack pencils for shipment to Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

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archive document : free pencil movement

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25 June 2012

Architecture Aims To Fill Void

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From last week's Business pages of The Age :

MAB's general manager, commercial and industrial, Richard Johnston, said the first building aimed to fill a void in the Docklands office market. MAB's Aquivista, opposite The Quarter and the new Lend Lease strata office building were designed to cater for small businesses requiring up to 500 square metres.

At the other end of the market were the big buildings with tenants such as ANZ, NAB and Mercer. ''The gap is in the middle area of the market,'' he said. A company that needed up to 4000 square metres would probably have 200-250 employees, so ''that's a big business''. Mr Johnston said MAB was looking at rents in the high $300 per square metre.
$250m Docklands office precinct out to attract middle market (read article here)
Philip Hopkins / THE AGE
June 20, 2012

Supreme Goddess as Void
with projection-space for ...

  

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23 June 2012

BLACK SQUARE


Next dance : 
Self and other(s)


    
Take your partners please :
The Progressive Black Square Dance :
     
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22 June 2012

CALCULOGOS/9679111

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If, as in the previous post, the sequence of numbers 9679111 can be read as ...

Then what might this young boy's numbers tumble add up (or down) to?



This illustration (Hervé Baille) is on the cover of a mathematics student's exercise book, sponsored by the producers of the cheese La vache qui rit.

La vache qui rit (Benjamin Rabier, 1924) also doubles as a mascot for this blog :
le bLOG qui rit


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20 June 2012

bLOGOS/9679111

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Mal E at Ephemeral - male has blogged today about that most renowned bog in a can - Piero Manzoni's Merda d' artista aka Artist's Shit

There's one coming up for sale. The production verb that Christies use in their Lot Description is 'executed'. Executed in 1961, this work is number twelve from an edition of ninety. Perhaps Manzoni merded them into being! ("Macbeth doth murrrrder sleep.") 

Yes, it's a classic. Like that other classic, Surfin Bird by The Trashmen, two years later in 1963.

But today, let's all sing instead this favorite version of the naughty schoolboy :

A-well-a everybody's heard about the merde
M-m-m-merde, merde, merde, m-merde's the word
A-well-a
merde, merde, merde, the merde is the word 

A-well-a merde, merde, merde, well the merde is the word 
A-well-a merde, merde, merde, m-merde's the word 
A-well-a merde, merde, merde, well the merde is the word
A-well-a merde, merde, m-merde's the word
A-well-a merde, merde, merde, m-merde's the word
A-well-a merde, merde, merde, well the merde is the word
A-well-a merde, merde, m-merde's the word
A-well-a don't you know about the merde?
Well, everybody knows that the merde is the word!
A-well-a merde, merde, m-merde's the word
A-well-a...

bLOGOS/HA HA junior staff are fartoo easily amused by such things. Words about murdes and terds and stuff

No wonder they guffaw at this old French postcard.

Man Regards Edition of 1000 9679111 !

try using a mirror...

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19 June 2012

Project Project's project

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To date, this is our sub-editor's favorite caption for 2012 : Project Project's project 
(The Age, 11 May 2012)


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Yesterday, Fairfax Media, the owners of The Age, announced huge staff cuts (around 20%) and projected the possibility of their newspapers (including The Age, Melbourne and the Sydney Morning Herald) going completely online if this restructure fails to improve its financial situation.

This as the Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, currently the world's richest woman, has confirmed that her recent acquisition of Fairfax shares now give her 19% of that company. A strong opponent of the mining and carbon taxes, she is now seeking three seats on the Fairfax board of directors.

The editorial independence of Fairfax media is in question. (read articles via here).

below: Young projectees regard projection-space 



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17 June 2012

Double Portrait

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Blind Man with Fish


viewer with projection-space

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16 June 2012

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detail : detail

between 0 (implied) 
and 1 and 2


not quite noughts and crosses
and yet noughts and crosses
(for M.E.)

you and me
and we

and that one and this one
and that none and this none

ones and zeros
1111011101111

digital
and not digital

someones look at somethings
some111s look at some00000s

anaLOGOS/HA HA : digitaLOGOS/HA HA
 


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14 June 2012

Wrapped For Return

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A recent image bundle from Eric B included what appeared to be someone looking at the Mona Lisa inside a paper wrapped parcel. The JPEG had no info, only a number file. Online research ( here ) indicates this is not from the theft episode of 1911, rather it's the 1945 return of La Giaconda to the Louvre from its safe keeping in the countryside during World War 2. 

An unwrapping, overseen.


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Paintings in parcels: wrapped, returned and regarded. 

The image above reminds of another such reportage photo, from 1986, that of Patrick McCaughey looking into an open public locker at Flinders Street Station, Melbourne; regarding therein a wrapped parcel that a tip-off had claimed would contain the NGV's stolen Picasso painting, Weeping Woman. It did.


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12 June 2012

[ from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image" ]

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Kelly Gang : Style Icon
  

    
Kelly Gang : Style Icon
  

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10 June 2012

fpm at large

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free pencil movement journeymen
 


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09 June 2012

TYPOLOGOS/HA HA

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He knows 
that you know 
that he knows 
you are looking over his shoulder.
  
VAW
Viewer At Work
  

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08 June 2012

Bon Appétit


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Self-Serving [Entity]



Self-Serving [Regard]


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07 June 2012

Riddle

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Q : What's the difference between a Golden Guillotine and a rabbit trap.

A : None [Snap!]




Sometimes someone is a little smarter.


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04 June 2012

Qu'est-ce que ce que

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I C





Is this true?

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02 June 2012

TAGHLAY @ ACCA



Berlinde de Bruyckere : We Are All Flesh 
opens today at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

BERLINDE de Bruyckere's father was a butcher. During her childhood, there in his shop in Ghent, Belgium, she would watch as strong men hauled great slabs of dead animals into the fridges, where they were hung on hooks. The carcasses were butchered into smaller cuts and displayed for the day's trade. The little girl Berlinde, who loved to draw, was arrested by these images.
read full article here
Works born of bloodied memory
Andrew Stephens
THE AGE / June 2, 2012

 TAGHLAY :  
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TAGHLAY :
Cheap Cuts Cow as
Supreme Goddess as Void, 
with projection-space 
for self-image consumption production

 
image courtesy FIAPCE     

TAGHLAY :    
I C ME/AT R US
We are what we eat.

TAGHLAY :
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.

Buddha, The Dharmapada

TAGHLAY :
d:APLAAWOA/slas 
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01 June 2012

Hey guys, look at my pencil.

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That's not a pencil...
 

THIS is a pencil!


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Hey guys, that's not a title...

THIS is a title!

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