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.

17 October 2016

Theatre of the Animals of Regard : Why Listen to Animals?

This experimental project by Liquid Architecture reframes English writer and artist John Berger’s classic 1980 essay Why Look at Animals? through the prism of sound and listening. We gather together artists, musicians, scientists and historians to investigate human-animal sound via the dynamics of power, knowledge and value in the pursuit of a new question : Why Listen to Animals?

In partnership with West Space, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Naturestrip, Australian Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Melbourne

Supported by City of Melbourne

artists :

Eric Avery, Eugene Brockmuller, Alex Cahill, Catherine Clover and Peter Knight, Melissa Deerson with Georgina Criddle, Will Foster and Sabrina D’Angelo, Tamsen Hopkinson, John Jenkin, Max Kohane, Nicholas Kuceli, Tessa Laird, Bunna Lawrie, Camila Marambio, Anthony Magen, Joel Maripil, Sally Ann McIntyre, Louis Kennedy, Miranda Liebscher, Julia McFarlane, Jake Moore, Lynn Mowson and Bruce Mowson, Bryan Phillips, Jack Prendergast, Kim Satchell, Undine Sellbach & Stephen Loo, Rob Thorne, James Utting-webb and Riley Lockett, Cecilia Vicuña, John-Joe Wilson.
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FIAPCE   -1976-  
Theatre of the Animals of Regard  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...