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 March 2015


After yesterday's post, a mention of HAND SPACE seems long overdue.

        HAND SPACE

HAND SPACE is an exhibition space, founded in the spirit of the bare-foot doctor service.

HAND SPACE is a human architecture, functioning as a passage for the display, employment and flow (exchange) of contemporsary "objecture".

HAND SPACE exhibits/exhibitions are available at all times to the enerrgies of ananlysis and criticism.

HAND SPACE is intended as a simple, shared tool, at once illustrating and questioning the forces and relationships that support and maintain our daily living.
Here's the manifesto as scanned from ART & TEXT #2 (Winter 1981) where it was published among the various other gallery advertisements (Tolarno, Realities, Gallery A, Art Projects etc).

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That was accompanied by this HAND SPACE exhibit/exhibition :

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