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.


16 January 2016

HAND SPACE

   
We've been intending for some time to include 
HAND SPACE among the other syndications here. 

The HAND SPACE manifesto dates from 1981-
       

courtesy AAA_Art Archive Australia  
          
HAND SPACE  
        
HAND SPACE is an exhibition space, founded in the spirit of the barefoot doctor service.
           
HAND SPACE is a human architecture, functioning as a passage for the display, employment and flow (exchange) 
of contemporary "objecture".
             
HAND SPACE exhibits/exhibitions are available at all times to the energies of analysis and criticism.
           
HAND SPACE is intended as a simple, shared tool, at once illustrating and questioning the forces and relation-ships that support and, maintain our daily living.
       

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