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.

31 December 2014

Season's Regards from Chi-tien & TAR

Currently at TarraWarra Museum of Art is 
IAN FAIRWEATHER: THE DRUNKEN BUDDHA. The printed invite for the exhibition features his Chi-tien stands on head from 1964.

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Fifty years later, this seasonal re-enactment ...

... comes to you with all best wishes for 2015 
from the Antipodean staff of bLOGOS/HA HA

 2014 Christmas Party with staff of FOX and bLOGOS/HA HA
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...