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 August 2016

bottom-line + finishing-line = headline

bLOGOS/HA HA + Olympics = many late nights

All is matrix detail. Just now on the radio this social anarchy /chemical alchemy / punny poetry : 
The crowd's gone berserk -
Da Silva wins the Gold for Brasil.

Thiago Braz da Silva Wins GOLD for Brasil : Olympic RECORD 6.03m

Muybridge in the slo mo 

Memories in the hurdles . . .

Fifty years ago, October 1966, your correspondent in 100yd hurdles final at Olympic Park, Melbourne - photo Bernard Higgins

Malevich in the costumes 

and on and on . . .

Usain Bolt wins the 100m at 2016 Rio Olympics in 9.81 sec

TAR : they're lining up . . .

Kasimir Malevich, The Sportsmen, 1928-30 (Russian State Museum, 
St Petersburg). Photographed at Tate Modern by Guy Bell, 2015.
Theatre of the Actors of Regard

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...