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.


29 November 2019

bLACK FRIDAY


bLACK MASS SALES STRATEGY 

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28 November 2019

TARbor


Some fortunate someone acquired this Robert Rooney painting at the D&H auction in Melbourne last night. 

Lot 111
ROBERT ROONEY
(1937 – 2017)
SCHOOL ARTS STORMS: BIG RED TREE, 2002
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
118.5 x 178.5 cm
signed, dated and inscribed with title verso: 

ROBERT ROONEY / SCHOOL ARTS STORMS: BIG RED TREE / SEPTEMBER 2002 / …



Earlier in the day we further photographed the site of last week's storm upon on the local oak.
  

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26 November 2019

Performed by a storm | Observed by a cloud


The local oak
at the end of winter

Too large for a single snap


FIAPCE Fotos  
now it's the end of spring


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23 November 2019

tribuTARy


/ˈtrɪbjʊT(ə)Ri/
noun: tribuTARy; plural noun: tribuTARies

1.
a flow or flower flowing into a larger flow, flower or anthoLOGOS/HA HA
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Similar :
headflower, branchflower, feederflower, sideflower, creekflower
influent, confluent, affluent, effluent

2.
HISTORICAL
a person or state ] see ( that pays tribute ] flow ( to another state or ruler ] see (
e.g. tribuTARies of the Holy See*

*Every see is considered holy. In Greek, the adjective "holy" or "sacred" (ἱερά transliterated as hiera) is constantly applied to all such sees as a matter of course. In the West, the adjective is not commonly added, but it does form part of an official title of two sees: besides the Holy See, the Bishopric of Mainz (the former Archbishopric of Mainz, which was also of electoral and primatial rank) bears the title of "the Holy See of Mainz" (Latin: Sancta Sedes Moguntina).


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20 November 2019

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Never the same river ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Part 2 of the exhibition Never the same river is at Anna Schwartz Gallery until 21 December 2019.


 Theatre of the Actors of Regard                                 John Nixon
                    wall installation by Denton Corker Marshall                  
Never the same river is a thought that flows to us from the Western side of the mountain, from Greece, Heraclitus of Ephasus.
 
Heraclitus of Ephesus (Ἡράκλειτος, Herakleitos; c. 535 BC – 475 BC) was a Greek philosopher, known for his doctrine of change being central to the universe, and for establishing the term Logos (λόγος) in Western philosophy as meaning both the source and fundamental order of the Cosmos. - Wikipedia

Heraclitus believed the world was somehow in accordance with
Logos (literally, "word", "reason", or "account"). He also believed the world was ultimately made of fire. He was committed to a unity of opposites and harmony in the world. He was most famous for his insistence on ever-present change, or flux or becoming, as the characteristic feature of the world, as stated in the famous saying No man ever steps in the same river twice as well as Panta rhei, everything flows. This aspect of his philosophy is contrasted with that of Parmenides, who believed in being, and that nothing changes. Both had an influence on Plato and thus on all of Western philosophy. - Wikipedia


FIAPCE (-2019-)  
Flowing down the Eastern slopes, from Lao Tzu through to the present Hong Kong anti-Beijing resistance movement, Be as waterFrom the 
Tao Te Ching :

        Nothing is weaker than water,
      But when it attacks something hard
      Or resistant, then nothing withstands it,
      And nothing will alter its way.


Let the rivers flow ] to the see ( a Daylesford Community Banners Project : carried in the 1982-83 Daylesford New Year's Eve Parade in support of the Franklin Blockade and against the proposed damming of Tasmania's wild Franklin River.


  from Anti-Oedipus by Deleuze and Guattari, written in pencil
  on one of the canvas panels :


     Desiring-machines are binary machines, obeying a binary law or set of rules governing associations: one machine is always coupled with another. The productive synthesis, the production of production, is inherently connective in nature: "and . . ." "and then . . ." This is because there is always a flow-producing machine, and another machine connected to it that interrupts or draws off part of this flow (the breast—the mouth). And because the first machine is in turn connected to another whose flow it interrupts or partially drains off, the binary series is linear in every direction. Desire constantly couples continuous flows and partial objects that are by nature fragmentary and fragmented. Desire causes the current to flow, itself flows in turn, and breaks the flows. "I love everything that flows, even the menstrual flow that carries away the seed unfecund."* Amniotic fluid spilling out of the sac and kidney stones; flowing hair; a flow of spittle, a flow of sperm, shit, urine that are produced by partial objects and constantly cut off by other partial objects, which in turn produce other flows, interrupted by other partial objects. Every "object" presupposes the continuity of a flow; every flow, the fragmentation of the object. Doubtless each organ-machine interprets the entire world from the perspective of its own flux, from the point of view of the energy that flows from it: the eye interprets everything—speaking, understanding, shitting, fucking—in terms of seeing. But a connection with another machine is always established, along a transverse path, so that one machine interrupts the current of the other or "sees" its own current interrupted.

*Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Ch. 13. See in this same chapter the celebration of desire-as-fully-expressed in the phrase: ". . . and my guts spilled out in a grand schizophrenic rush, an evacuation that leaves me face to face with the Absolute." 

     Hence the coupling that takes place within the partial object-flow connective synthesis also has another form: product/producing. Producing is always something "grafted onto" the product; and for that reason desiring-production is production of production, just as every machine is a machine connected to another machine. We cannot accept the idealist category of "expression" as a satisfactory or sufficient explanation of this phenomenon. We cannot, we must not attempt to describe the schizophrenic object without relating it to the process of production.


  Richard Lindner, 'Boy with Machine' (1954)

      ... The satisfaction the handyman experiences when he plugs something into an electric socket or diverts a stream of water can scarcely be explained in terms of "playing mommy and daddy," or by the pleasure of violating a taboo. The rule of continually producing production, of grafting producing onto the product, is a characteristic of desiring-machines or of primary production: the production of production. A painting by Richard Lindner, "Boy with Machine," shows a huge, pudgy, bloated boy working one of his little desiring-machines, after having hooked it up to a vast technical social machine—which, as we shall see, is what even the very young child does.


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18 November 2019

The Inter-lock-uTAR


Bosse de Nage, on secondment to bLOGOS/HAHA 


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16 November 2019

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< !


Theatre of the Actors of Regard
presents

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photographer Kate Nash/Black Inc. 
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 Doug Hall                                                         Anna Schwartz
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11 November 2019

Chatterbox : A Two Lip Mania


“Anuses on Stems”? Parisians React to Jeff Koons’s Gift to the City :

Hyperallergic spoke with Parisians and tourists to hear their opinion of the artist’s controversial gift to the city, a monumental “Bouquet of Tulips.” 


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Editors view : 

Void Mother is abundant, the equal of our ceaseless impregnations. Those who see "anuses on stems" probably have shit for brains. Nothing wrong with that : cause and effect.

HAND SPACE view : 
       

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05 November 2019

meta-TAR


This 1960 painting - Lambda 2 - by Morris Louis goes to auction at Sotheby's New York next week :

SEEING IN COLOR: ABSTRACTION FROM A DISTINGUISHED NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION

The scarf and the second coat...


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04 November 2019

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Mills College Art Museum Presents In Plain Sight and Invites Deep Looking

 castaneda/reiman, installation view of Untitled Landscape (system 
 and structure), 2019. Printed drywall and metal, wood.

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01 November 2019

Mass Movement : To and From a Critique of Pure Critique


Under the JSTOR category Education & Society, this image was run today under the article headline The Critique of Pure Marathon by Amanda Parrish Morgan.
   

Funambulist thoughts cross the meta-way 
from that image to the work of John Brack,  
from his Collins St, 5p.m. to his tabletop     
mass movements of pen|cils
  

 John Brack, Collins St. 5p.m. 1955                      Collection NGV


 John Brack, Crossing, 1978                    Collection Monash Uni

Another stage along the way...


 John Brack, Departure and Arrival, 1980


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