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.

12 October 2017

TAR ] VR ( Le Théâtre et son double

Yous can experience a reality 
of Fred Williams' 1963 translation 
of the You Yangs 
granite range with pond
into oil on composition board 
at the Geelong Gallery : 
Fred Williams in virtual reality 
until Sunday 5 November 
Immerse your senses in virtual reality and explore Fred Williams in the You Yangs: stand inside one of Fred Williams’ paintings, and experience the rugged Australian landscape using virtual reality technology. 
Free with admission to Fred Williams in the You Yangs

Fred Williams
You Yang Pond  
oil on composition board
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Gift of Godfrey Phillips International Pty Ltd 1968

Fred Williams in virtual reality
You Yang Pond 
Photographer : Reg Ryan
Enhancer : FIAPCE

Warning : experiences of virtual reality are unpredictable
FIAPCE / Theatre of the Actors of Regard   

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