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.

08 October 2014


Being ourselves often perverse, bLOGOS/HA HA feels somewhat emotional about the presentation of emoticon at Wikipedia :

An emoticon (/ɨˈmoʊtɨkɒn/) (short for emotion icon) is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression which in the absence of body language and prosody serves to draw a receiver's attention to the tenor or temper of a sender's nominal verbal communication, changing and improving its interpretation. It expresses — usually by means of punctuation marks (though it can include numbers and letters) — a person's feelings or mood. 

The Second Bus Projects Edition Exhibition
25 September — 11 October 2014


¯\_(ツ)_/¯ is a major fundraising exhibition of limited edition prints by a selection of Melbourne’s most exciting contemporary artists.
The exhibition is organised by Kim Brockett and will feature new works for sale by 20 emerging and established artists whose practices engage with contemporary displays of feelings and emotion.
Featuring works by: Agnes So, Annabelle Kingston & Brennan Olver, Centre for Style, Christo Crocker, Georgia Hutchison & Arini Byng, Greatest Hits, Joshua Petherick, Juliet Rowe, Kate Daw, Kenny Pittock, Madeline Kidd, Matthew Griffin, Nathan Gray, Nick Selenitsch, Noriko Nakamura, Peter Tyndall, SIBLING, Simon Zoric, Tin & Ed, and Tully Moore.
All works featured in the exhibition have been printed in a limited edition of five or ten, using either a digital or screen printing process.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ is an opportunity to celebrate and support one of Melbourne’s longest running independent spaces. All profits from sales go directly towards establishing a fund to support interstate and international artist residencies at Bus Projects’ twin studio spaces, as well as maintaining and upgrading the gallery’s facilities.
Unframed $250 / Framed $395
All works are 297 x 420 mm (A3)

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