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.

15 October 2013

DUALISMUS : Kunst und die LOGOS

A fabulous moment ] for a rare Kunst Kult few ( on last night's episode of Breaking Bad. The final series is now on free-to-air TV at ABC2.

On one side of a door, we see about-to-be-broken bad student Mr. Schüler.
Unseen, on the other side of the door, Chief Inspector Kunst aka C I Kunst aka See Eye Art announces himself into being.

What's more
Kunst wants a Word/HA HA

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