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.


02 March 2021

Ferris Bueller : the present moment


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- with apology to MLK

 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Theatre of the Actors of Regard

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01 March 2021

style free ] content ahead ( aeiou!


I said
Style free to do what I please
Style free to ride the breeze
Style free I can't stay
Got to got to got to get away
Yeah ow!
Tear me loose baby
Yeah! Owh!
Style free to ride on the breeze
Style free to do what I please
Style free I can't stay
Style free I got to I got to get away
Style free I'm gone baby, right now, don't try to hold me back
Style free go on down the highway
Style free I got to, got to, got to
Style free bye bye baby

- Slave Guitars, after Jimi Hendrix

Wikipedia : Kawahigashi Hekigotō (河東碧梧桐; February 26, 1873 – February 1, 1937) was a Japanese poet and modern pioneer of the haiku form.[1]

Kawahigashi Hekigotō was born in Matsuyama. He was the son of a Confucian scholar and his childhood was steeped in the Chinese classics. He was a childhood friend of the poet and novelist Kyoshi Takahama. Kawahigashi and Kyoshi left school together in 1894 and moved to Tokyo.[2]

Kawahigashi and Kyoshi became the chief disciples of the modern haiku master Shiki Masaoka. Kawahigashi succeeded Shiki as haiku editor of the magazine Hototogisu ("Cuckoo") in 1897 and the newspaper Nippon ("Japan") in 1902. After Shiki's death, Kawahigashi and Kyoshi became leaders of two factions of Shiki's followers, the latter more conservative and eventually the journal Hototogisu became centered on this aesthetic, while the former was more zealous and experimental. Kawahigashi extended the innovations of Shiki and abandoned the 5-7-5 syllable pattern of 17 on in favor of free verse and calling his verse tanshi instead of haiku. He continued to use the seasonal word (kigo), but some of his followers even abandoned that.[2][3]

In 1917, Kawahigashi wrote:

Any arbitrary attempt to mould a poem into the 5-7-5 syllable pattern would damage the freshness of impression and kill the vitality of language. We sought to be direct in expression, since we valued our fresh impressions and wanted our language to be vital. This soon led us to destroy the fixed verse form and to gain the utmost freedom of expression.[3]

Among Kawahigashi's works are two books of commentary, Haiku hyōshaku (1899) and Shoku haiku hyōshaku (1899), and the haiku collection Hekigotō kushū (1916). Kawahigashi was also a travel writer, publishing Sanzenri ("Three Thousand ri") in 1906.[1] He visited Europe and America in 1921 and China and Mongolia in 1924.[2] Kawahigashi was also a journalist, calligrapher, art critic, noh dancer, and mountaineer.[2]

Hekigotō Kawahigashi died on 1 February 1937 in Tokyo.[1]


 Kawahigashi Hekigotō                                        collection FIAPCE

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25 February 2021

TARyatids of the Parentheseion


The Laughing TAR 
of near and far
marched to the top of the hill


They marched on down again


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24 February 2021

Marching Song


The Laughing TAR 
of near and far
marched to the top of the hill

They marched on down again

And when they were up, they were up


And when they were down, they were down


And when they were only half-way up


They were neither up nor down

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21 February 2021

Our Father who art in ...


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TAR Program

Behold

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19 February 2021

CULTURAL CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION

   
A centaur is a creature from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. - Wikipedia

A centipede is an elongated metameric creature with one pair of legs per body segment. - Wikipedia

A cenTAR is a walk-on composite from Theatre of the Actors of Regard

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a 2009 Dutch horror film written, directed and co-produced by Tom Six. The film tells the story of a deranged German surgeon who kidnaps three tourists and joins them surgically, mouth to anus, forming a "human centipede".


A cenTARpede is an elongated metameric composite from TAR mythoLOGOS/HA HA. 


The Human CenTARpede  

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18 February 2021

re. the eye and the ire


 What a joy 
 to see so much great Australian Open tennis 
 these past two weeks

Tennis of the Actors of Regard  
 watching TV tennis 
      Djokovic refocuses his mind and goes on to win
 reading Seeing Zen
      Hakuin and the liberation focus of Daruma 


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15 February 2021

lockdown 3.0


A few cars outside the Fish & Chips shop
otherwise the set is a deserted.
Supreme Goddess as Void, with projection space for
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13 February 2021

Lindy Lee at MCA


Lindy Lee : Moon in a Dew Drop

A major survey exhibition

MCA Sydney

2 Oct 2020 – 28 Feb 2021

 MCA forecourt with 'Secret World of a Starlight Ember' by
 Lindy Lee, 2020 - photo by Anna Kucera
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12 February 2021

Year of the Iron Oxide


A patch of rusTAR metal, showing through cracked and flaking paint.

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