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.


25 September 2022

0.0.0 v 0.0.0 1st Q 19min 27sec TAR 100.024 Dom Sheed angle ...


In the opening minute of the Cats v Swans Grand Final at the MCG yesterday, one hundred thousand-plus TARists hold their breath as Tom Hawkins lines up a Dom Sheed angle to goal. It's a faction to the right for one point only. Hawkins then kicks the opening two goals and it's Cats all the way to the finish.


Theatre of the Angles of Regard 
detail
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...
  
LOGOS/HA HA
        
      
     

23 September 2022

MLB>SYD 1978


FIAPCE                                                                                                     -1978-
I love Sydney and Sydney loves me.


Theatre of the Aviators of Regard  
 detail
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...
  
 LOGOS/HA HA
             
   
          

21 September 2022

of s/word & mythoLOGOS/HA HA


Judas betrays Jesus the Logos

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
and Peter cuts off Vincent's ear


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

15 September 2022

Vale Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

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

13 September 2022

Three Colours : TAR


 Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski          Three Colours : Red          - 1994 -


       QAGOMA  
 with PUPPET CULTURE FRAMING SYSTEM                                     - 1979 - 


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

04 August 2022

STORE 5 | Kerrie Poliness | 1992


From the heap, the announcement sheet for a Kerrie Poliness exhibition at STORE 5, September 1992...
 Below, Pitch Your Own Tent, MUMA exhibition catalog, 2005 
 Cover image, Marco Fusinato (at Store 5), 100%, 1993
 ...plus attendee's overdrawn fanfare.
Theatre of the Announcements of Regard 
 detail
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...
  
 LOGOS/HA HA
        
      
    

02 August 2022

Re re re re radiance


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

01 August 2022

Clean




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

31 July 2022

breakthrough : The Wounded Logos

The header to this blog refers to an historian's "inner wound". 

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.

Judeo-Christian mythoLOGOS/HA HA has many such breaches and wounds, each requiring identification, acceptance and application of the correct salve. 

In the beginning was the Word... 
     Historians are the trustee re-porters of the word.
Logos : the Speaking into Being of the World. 
     Nennius, lisps the Word : I have lispingly put together
LOGOS/HA HA

And the Word was made flesh : on the Cross, Christ the Logos is five times wounded : his hands, his feet and his side are pierced. The Five Wounds of Christ. In this depiction of the Crucifixion by Jean the Black, Jesus the Labelled - INRI - points to the wound in his side. As God is His Witness, so also two angels, mother Mary and 'brother' James.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
A few pages forward in that volume (The Prayer Book of Bonne of Luxembourg, before 1349, collection of The Met, New York), the illuminator depicts that side wound... 


...aureola-like, mandorla-like (below), vulva-like too, surrounded by the Instruments of the Passion.


We are new to that wound image, so add it here to the heap as we recall also that the inside of the breach of this 1995 two panel broken-word LOGOS (below) is also painted red. From its first exhibition, the cover of the 1995 cataLOGOS/HA HA :


It is now in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW :

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

28 July 2022

First there is a mountain


First there is a mountain,
then there is no mountain,
then there is
First there is a mountain,
then there is no mountain,
then there is
First there is a mountain,
then there is no mountain,
then there is
First there is a mountain,
then there is no mountain,
then there is
First there is a mountain

- Donovan

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
Sun and moon

Figure with mountain
and passing clouds

] distant laughter (

Noel Hourigan, photo by Jenny Long  
 detail
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...
  
 LOGOS/HA HA