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.


29 June 2021

The Portraitist


We were impressed yesterday by a young fellow scribbler. 
At a family gathering with his spiral-bound notebook and black biro he rendered to many their individual portraits.


 verso instruction : could be cropped along edge     

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28 June 2021

"Get Haiku" -- script by 'believed murdered'



GET SHORT  

] A Re-make (    

Two unlikely literary    
detectives receiv    
bloodied haik   
manuscript:    

GET HAIKU    

HAND SPACE  
Advertisement as clue :
"Get Haiku" Getto Aoki Haiku width box of 1 width
Masaoka Shiki, Osaka Senbajin Kansai Haiku Kansai Haiku Matsuse Aoi Yosa Buson

collection: FIAPCE  
above: haiku for the Bridge of Dreams incident...

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26 June 2021

guiTARhero presents : Sojun IKKYU


Slave Guitars of the Art Cult : A History  
Sojun Ikkyu (Crazy Cloud) was renowned for his skull-on-a-stick theatrics. A poet, he also performed in Kyoto with the Slave Guitars. 
Above and below, his DeathMaster guitar and 'Centerville' stage scroll.

  Sojun Ikkyu (1394-1481)                                                 collection FIAPCE
  Sojun Ikkyu and Frank Zappa LIVE at Centerville Recreational Facility  
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20 June 2021

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

a d v e r t i s e m e n t 

REMBRANDT, RENOIR, MONET AND MANY MORE!

One of Australia’s greatest ever exhibitions has arrived at GOMA! 'European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York' is on display until 17 Oct.

From the canals of Venice, to the villages of Provence, and the streets of Paris, walk in the footsteps of Europe's greatest painters: Rembrandt, Renoir, van Gogh, C├ęzanne, Monet and more.

Stroll through The Studio to enjoy the heavenly sounds of live musicians and sketch at your leisure as live models recreate iconic artworks.

Tickets for
'European Masterpieces' can be purchased in advance online or at the Gallery. For your comfort and safety entry is staggered and you may experience a short delay entering the exhibition at peak times. Your exhibition ticket is valid for entry on any day.


'European Masterpieces' is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.

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18 June 2021

I'll see you at the hearing.


Vidience,
Evidence,
Audience.
Okay, fella!

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16 June 2021

a vidience for the visual arts


etymoLOGOS/HA HA : etymologically speaking, an auditorium is a place dedicated to listening and hearing.
from the Latin audire : to listen, to hear

References to an audience for the visual arts have long struck a bung note (a murmur of demur) among our editorial staff. They reckon an art gaze collective should be known as a vidience.
from the Latin vidire : to see, to think, to behold, to perceive, to look, to observe

Adrift at see : last week we received this email and header from the Art Gallery of South Australia 

audience (n.)

late 14c., "the act or state of hearing, action or condition of listening," from Old French audience, from Latin audentia "a hearing, listening," from audientum (nominative audiens), present participle of audire "to hear," from PIE compound *au-dh- "to perceive physically, grasp," from root *au- "to perceive."

Meaning "formal hearing or reception, opportunity of being heard" also is from late 14c.; that of "persons within hearing range, assembly of listeners" is from early 15c. (a member of one might be an audient, 1610s). French audience retains only the older senses. Sense transferred by 1855 to "readers of a book," by 1946 to "viewers of television programs." Audience-participation (adj.) is recorded by 1938 in reference to radio.


survey (v.)
c. 1400, "to consider, contemplate," from Anglo-French surveier, Old French sorveoir "look (down) at, look upon, notice; guard, watch," from Medieval Latin supervidere "oversee, inspect," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see"). Meaning "examine the condition of" is from mid-15c. That of "to take linear measurements of a tract of ground" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Surveyedsurveyingsurveyance (late 14c.).

late 15c., survei, "oversight, supervision," from survey (v.). The meaning "act of viewing in detail" is from 1540s. Meaning "systematic collection of data on opinions, etc." is attested from 1927.

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15 June 2021

Netting the See



collection FIAPCE  

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10 June 2021

Looking To See

  
photo Caroline Tisdall  
Joseph Beuys at Sandycove urinal lookout, Eyeland, 1974


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07 June 2021

STAR with Venus Rising

    

(right) Susie of Theatre of The Actors of Regard  
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Charles Lang Freer looks at STAR with Venus Rising by the See Sure, after James McNeill Whistler (c.1869-1870)

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05 June 2021

STAR of the See


 First Sight : Susie sees the see
 Originally reproduced 2007.


Susie of Theatre of The Actors of Regard  
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.

T.S. Eliot, from “Little Gidding,” Four Quartets
Originally published 1943.

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Post Scriptus :
from The Coodabeens this morning :

- Torch McGee : "Next caller. Go ahead please."
- Hayden from Glenferrie : "Hi Guy."
- Who's this?
- Hayden here.
- And where are you calling from?
- Glenferrie.
- Oh, yes, and...
- Not too far from Glenferrie Oval, Hallowed Park of Victories Past, I'd say...
   (... some while on ...)
At Law, we have a saying : NON VOLTUS VIDERE. MAGNA CLASSUS CRUSTUM FORMANIS :   (translates) Don't look; see!* But, more importantly, shut your pie hole.

*after John Kennedy Snr (Legendary Coach of Hawthorn) :
In the 1975 VFL Grand Final against North Melbourne, his exhortation to the Hawthorn players at half-time was: "At least do something! Do! Don't think, Mick! Don't hope; do! At least you can come off and say, 'I did this, I shepherded, I played on. At least I did something." Despite this, his team still lost convincingly.[4] - Wikipedia

See that oration here :

  

03 June 2021

STAR of HEPBURN SPA

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02 June 2021

STAR : Un Certain Regard

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