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.

06 June 2015

John Heartfield & The John Heartfields

re-present : 
 Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise 
 of Avant-Garde Photomontage 
by Andrés Mario Zervigón
Suck My Cuts : this special re-edition book cover celebrates 
the cut-and-paste Ministry of George Brandis QC, Director of Excellence and Efficiency Dividender to the Arts of Australia.

We Are All John Heartfield Now : Lots more GB cultural collage at  The George Brandis Live Art Experience

Australians for Artistic Freedom : open letter to George Brandis - sign here
George Brandis : The Australian Academy for Excellent Art : here
Defining the Modern Australian Landscape : here
 Fosterville Institute of Applied & Progressive Cultural Experience
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...