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.

11 September 2014

i feel sorry for the facts. but that dont mean i feel indulgent. my moneys on those words offshored, or at least pAid offshore, the pretty polly Cracker of a code. (.. somewhere in there theres an idea eating away .. but its like that. that moment when crap was only crap, that was not a good moment. this then is to indemnify the misery as mere Unhappiness, or ode to the aesthetics of attention. theres those bits that fIt, andWords, what other words think of as a form of inoculation. therapy for minors. Ambient Habit. a justintime Relapse. or Brick. (i mean according to homeland security its illegal to travel without your habit.) and as your status remains Classified, ( .. though could facts be even a little more self conscious if they tried? i mean that words might Know, is really quite an idea.

bLOGOS/HA HA are longtime fans of Chris Mann]

 (i mean just coz they ignore you doesnt mean youre rIght,
Here's Chris with Philippa Cullen in 1974 at the Ewing Gallery, Melbourne for Events/Structures. The final image of this post shows another of Chris's contributions to that exhibition, curated by Peter Cripps.
click image to enlarge       photo : AAA_ArtArchive Australia

His website theuse.info is our favorite website, the default heavy mental brain grind accompaniment to the rumble of the presses : 
click on a dot and or two
Fuck Off. get your Own fucking silence.

For yonks we've reckoned there should be a Melbourne International Festival dedicated to Melbourne's Chris Mann; built around his work and that of certain like-minded composers (sic) such as Ives, Schwitters, Grainger, Cage, Beckett, Ionesco, Murnane, Warren Burt, Ron Nagorka, Jim Denley....
 its only when they bestowed agency on the Pause that .. 
So it was great to read the recent post at Gertrude Contemporary seeking workshop participants for this tribute project by Taiwanese artist Hong-Kai Wang :

Saturday 27 September 2014
Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne


 from the above :

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