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.

20 March 2014

Theatre of the Actors of Regard at MELBOURNE NOW (5)

Normal Performance of Regard
by Theatre of the Actors of Regard
Documentation of Normal Performance of Regard
by Peter Tyndall

at NGV-Australia (Federation Square)
6-9pm Friday 14 March 2014

The Witness was talking with Actor One about the Big Bang being the two carbon arcs of a cosmic cine-projector sparking together to begin the projection upon our mind-streams of the great meta-movie "Let There Be Light". (see: From Genesis to the Brothers Lumière)

It seemed a little ironic, therefore, that the NGV screen upon which this blog has appeared throughout the time of Melbourne Now was on this occasion sans image.

Caterina the curator called David the techie.

The Witness documents their archetypal TAR Act : STABAT REGARDER

It begins :
 ] We behold ( Through a glass, darkly

This is the iconic Stabat Mater scene : grieving figures (Mary and John The Evangelist) to either side of the Four Right Angles of the Apocalypse upon which The Logos is projected and Labelled.

This version is by the Master of Catherine of Cleves, 1438 

Loss of Light : Black Screen
] To Be ( Created in the Image of Darkness
Resurrection, reincarnation, resuscitation or reboot?

courtesy : mini-cine 
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something ...