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.

10 October 2014

' The Act of Looking ' as a Verb

Doing Things With Art: 
Performances and Readings
Saturday 11 October 2014, 2-4pm

As part of Art as a Verb and the opening weekend of the Melbourne Festival, MUMA will present an afternoon of live events! A second and final performance of Taped by Jill Scott from 2pm will accompany the final performance day of Coexisting by Clark Beaumont. 

- Monash University Museum of Art
One performance coexisting
with another
with another 
with another 

The Two Truths
Absolute and relative

Theoria : The Act of Looking at Taped by Jill Scott as a Verb
by Theatre of the Actors of Regard
coexisting with
Coexisting by Clark Beaumont

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...