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.

12 March 2014

Theatre of the Actors of Regard at MELBOURNE NOW (1)

In principio erat Verbum
In the beginning was the Word 
- first words of Genesis

And the Word was made flesh

- John 1:14 

Speaking Into Being 

mis-Speaking Into Being
Human Being
Human Bean
Person Being
someone Being

sentient being
from the Latin verbum, meaning word
is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys
an action (look, listen, observe, behold, witness, regard, think, speak), an occurrence (happen, become) or a state of being (be, exist, stand).
- via Wikipedia 
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
with our thoughts we make the world.
- first words of The Dharmapada

someone verbs

someone acts

someone clicks or decides not to click the image below 
to see it appear larger

Honoré Daumier, 1865
Devant le tableau de M. Manet
In front of the picture by Manet.
"Why the devil is this fat, red-faced woman in her nightdress called Olympia?"
"But my dear, perhaps that's the name of the black cat." 
someone looks at

Albert Guillaume, Le Frago (A Fragonard) circa.1900
the act of looking
Norman Rockwell, The Connoisseur, 1962  collection: FIAPCE

the act of regard
Looking at Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles, NGV 1974
photos by Fosterville Institute of Applied and Progressive Cultural Experience

the actor of regard

free pencil movement
Theatre of the Actors of Regard at
'Fred Williams : Infinite Horizons' retrospective, NGV_A 2012
Theatre of the Actors of Regard at
Friday 14 March 2014, 6-9pm
*professional, occasional and secret actors
to be observed by :
to be recorded by :
Peter Tyndall

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