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.

18 June 2021

I'll see you at the hearing.

Okay, fella!

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 someone looks at something...


16 June 2021

a vidience for the visual arts

etymoLOGOS/HA HA : etymologically speaking, an auditorium is a place dedicated to listening and hearing.
from the Latin audire : to listen, to hear

References to an audience for the visual arts have long struck a bung note (a murmur of demur) among our editorial staff. They reckon an art gaze collective should be known as a vidience.
from the Latin vidire : to see, to think, to behold, to perceive, to look, to observe

Adrift at see : last week we received this email and header from the Art Gallery of South Australia 

audience (n.)

late 14c., "the act or state of hearing, action or condition of listening," from Old French audience, from Latin audentia "a hearing, listening," from audientum (nominative audiens), present participle of audire "to hear," from PIE compound *au-dh- "to perceive physically, grasp," from root *au- "to perceive."

Meaning "formal hearing or reception, opportunity of being heard" also is from late 14c.; that of "persons within hearing range, assembly of listeners" is from early 15c. (a member of one might be an audient, 1610s). French audience retains only the older senses. Sense transferred by 1855 to "readers of a book," by 1946 to "viewers of television programs." Audience-participation (adj.) is recorded by 1938 in reference to radio.

survey (v.)
c. 1400, "to consider, contemplate," from Anglo-French surveier, Old French sorveoir "look (down) at, look upon, notice; guard, watch," from Medieval Latin supervidere "oversee, inspect," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see"). Meaning "examine the condition of" is from mid-15c. That of "to take linear measurements of a tract of ground" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Surveyedsurveyingsurveyance (late 14c.).

late 15c., survei, "oversight, supervision," from survey (v.). The meaning "act of viewing in detail" is from 1540s. Meaning "systematic collection of data on opinions, etc." is attested from 1927.

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15 June 2021

Netting the See

collection FIAPCE  

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10 June 2021

Looking To See

photo Caroline Tisdall  
Joseph Beuys at Sandycove urinal lookout, Eyeland, 1974

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07 June 2021

STAR with Venus Rising


(right) Susie of Theatre of The Actors of Regard  
Theatre of The Actors of Regard  
Charles Lang Freer looks at STAR with Venus Rising by the See Sure, after James McNeill Whistler (c.1869-1870)

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05 June 2021

STAR of the See

 First Sight : Susie sees the see
 Originally reproduced 2007.

Susie of Theatre of The Actors of Regard  
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.

T.S. Eliot, from “Little Gidding,” Four Quartets
Originally published 1943.

Susie of Theatre of The Actors of Regard  

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someone looks at something...

Post Scriptus :
from The Coodabeens this morning :

- Torch McGee : "Next caller. Go ahead please."
- Hayden from Glenferrie : "Hi Guy."
- Who's this?
- Hayden here.
- And where are you calling from?
- Glenferrie.
- Oh, yes, and...
- Not too far from Glenferrie Oval, Hallowed Park of Victories Past, I'd say...
   (... some while on ...)
At Law, we have a saying : NON VOLTUS VIDERE. MAGNA CLASSUS CRUSTUM FORMANIS :   (translates) Don't look; see!* But, more importantly, shut your pie hole.

*after John Kennedy Snr (Legendary Coach of Hawthorn) :
In the 1975 VFL Grand Final against North Melbourne, his exhortation to the Hawthorn players at half-time was: "At least do something! Do! Don't think, Mick! Don't hope; do! At least you can come off and say, 'I did this, I shepherded, I played on. At least I did something." Despite this, his team still lost convincingly.[4] - Wikipedia

See that oration here :


03 June 2021


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


02 June 2021

STAR : Un Certain Regard

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 someone looks at something...


24 May 2021

Vale Susie

Christine had cancer and a strong desire to save a life. "One that's old and unloved," she told the pound. Several weeks later, they phoned: "We have your dog." 
Diviners?Match makers? Five Dog Stars!

Susie and Christine  
 Rescue dog 
outside studio window  
 Friend to all
Susie welcoming Marley (with Anne, River and Beck)  
Susie and Joy  
Susie and Jeff  
Susie and Petrus  
Susie and Gill  
Susie and Caitlin  
Susie receiving flowers from Cath Davies  
Susie and Daisy  

with Susie at Bonzaview  

LE CHIEN SAVANT by Benjamin Rabier  
2006 Bonzaview Christmas card  

 Co-editor of bLOGOS/HA HA

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 Died suddenly, last Tuesday, after 16+ years

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14 May 2021

Australia's 2021 Budget Vision :

Govt chooses detention over hope for world’s refugees in budget

May 11, 2021

Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia

Media release : 12 May 2021

The Australian Government is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding to immigration detention – but offering no new hope for the world’s refugees in its 2021-22 Budget.

The Morrison Government will spend $464.7 million over two years to increase the capacity of its immigration detention centres and to extend the life of the Christmas Island detention centre.

The 2021-22 allocation for onshore detention and compliance has been increased to $1.27 billion.

The offshore processing regime will cost another $811.8 million in 2021-22, taking the cumulative allocation to more than $8.3 billion since the Coalition Government’s first budget in 2014.

This is despite the number of people held in Nauru and Papua New Guinea under this policy dropping from 3127 in 2013-14 to just 239 now.

- read the full article here

 ongoing protest vigil : Rural Australians for Refugees (Daylesford)

New powers to jail refugees for life

Post (Schwartz Media) : 14 May 2021

A new law rushed through parliament allows the federal government to detain refugees for the rest of their lives or remove their refugee status after it has been granted.

The Migration Act amendment allows :

    - Indefinite detention of a refugee whose visa has been cancelled but who cannot return to their country of origin because they would face persecution there;
   - The minister to unilaterally withdraw a person’s refugee status after it has been granted.

The law ostensibly targets 21 refugees in detention convicted of offences or negatively assessed by ASIO, but rights groups warn the applications are far broader (Guardian Australia).

Visas can be cancelled for character reasons or “association with a group” suspected by the minister of wrongdoing.

David Burke, of the Human Rights Law Centre, said “the minister should not be able to wave a pen and overturn the fundamental protection the government has given someone”.

The bill was voted into law with Labor support on Thursday after Senate debate was cut short.

Backed up by the budget:

The federal budget this week allocated $464.7m to expanding the capacity of onshore and offshore detention centres (The Conversation).

The offshore detention system will effectively cost $3.4m per offshore detainee in 2021.

  ongoing protest vehicle : Rural Australians for Refugees (Daylesford)
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 someone looks at something...