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.

19 May 2016

HAND SPACE and the Red Regard

R E D ] L A B E L ( G U A R D

This week marks fifty years since the beginning of Mao's disastrous Cultural Revolution.

Support the Great Cultural Revolution's
standard bearer, study and pay respects
to Comrade Jiang Qing!!

 Mao's last wife Jiang Qing (see: Gang of Four) with Mao's Little
 Red Book. Cultural Revolution era propaganda poster.

 Members of Theatre of the Actors of the Red Guard perform 
 'Let Us Raise the Red Rectangle : from Abstraction to Praxis'
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 someone looks at something...