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 November 2016

Dear Masato, all at once

Dear Masato, all at once
(get a life, the only thing that cuts across the species is death)

— a play and exhibition by Lisa Radford
in collaboration with Northern Theatre Company
Saturday : 19 November, 12–6pm
Saturday : 10 December, 12–6 pm.

A beginning, middle and an end, but in no particular order.

Presented across the entire
West Space gallery, this project is part of West Space’s annual commission series, which invests in a local artist to create a new body of work. Dear Masato is the second iteration of the series, following Dead Still Standing by Lou Hubbard in 2015.

Read more about the project »
An interview w/ Lisa Radford and Teresa Noble on Smart Arts (Triple R) »

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