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.


28 May 2022

What's not ...

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Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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21 May 2022

Election Night Special : Here we go...

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Theatre of the Actors of Regard   
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 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
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19 May 2022

Controversial HAND SPACE exhibition, after Gerard van Honthorst


  Smiling girl, a Courtesan holding an obscene image, by
  Gerard van Honthorst (1625) 
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Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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09 May 2022

Egg Without an Egg



Theatre of the Actors of Refugees 
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06 May 2022

TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT!


The TOOTS! are getting bigger. For the past three and a half years, Rural Australians for Refugees has held a 5pm Friday 30 minute vigil at one of Daylesford’s two main roundabouts. This evening :
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 From 2019 :
From 1983 : IN SOLIDARIDAD CON LAS REFUGIADOS, Daylesford Embroidered Banners in support of refugees from El Salvador
Theatre of Aktion for Refugees 
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05 May 2022

update :


 Adolf Mas touching up an image (detail) c.1909
Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
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03 May 2022

TAR of Babel

   
Theatre of the Ancients of Regard 
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02 May 2022

prefix-spiro-suffix

     
spiro- : word-forming element meaning "twisted, spiraled, whorled," from combining form of Latin spira "a coil, twist," from Greek speira (see spiral (adj.)

inspire : Middle English enspire, from Old French inspirer, from Latin inspirare ‘breathe or blow into’ from in- ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe’. The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense ‘impart a truth or idea to someone’.

Spirax

Theatre of the Analogs of Regard 
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01 May 2022

Unexpected assurance re. equitable long term distribution of ice cream produces reminder of relative and absolute truth co-existing


While calling the Bombers v Bulldogs game today, 
Jobe Watson said : 
“Everyone gets a lick of the ice cream, eventually.” 




Theatre of the Announcements of Redistribution 
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30 April 2022

Thames And Regard


after James McNeill Whistler  
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