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 2018

Shape of Regard

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern until 14 October.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 Installation view of the exhibition
 Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
 at Tate Modern, London
 showing Nathan Lerner's Light Tapestry top left,
 and  Otto Steinert's Luminogram II centre right.
 Photo: © Tate / Sepharina Neville.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 Installation view of the exhibition 
 Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art 
 at Tate Modern, London 
 showing Sigmar Polke's Untitled (Uranium Green) 1992. 
 Hans Georg Näder © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / 
 VG Bild-Kunst Bonn and DACS London, 2018. 
 Photo: © Tate / Seraphina Neville.

Shape of Regard at TAR Modern...

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...