Work No 737 / 737a: Totem Prole II / Staircase to Haven

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Totem Prole II…………………………………………………………..       Stairway to Heaven
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Advertising placard gantry, retail park New Barnet / Knackered trucker struggling up an M6 services bridge access stairs

Totem Prole II; 2nd in the series; links to Work No. 100 from 2005.

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London Dada Work No 736; Joker in the Woods

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Joker in the Woods
c. Michael St.Mark 2014

Found trail direction post, Sherrardspark Wood, Welwyn Garden City, Herts
Perhaps a powerful motivator to enjoy nature while we can – M.St.M

“Unalterable truths are fearlessly included in the Dadaist’s repertoire of subject matter,
that emcompasses the whole of life”

Edition of 25 Lightjet prints on Ilford Pearl
20″ x 16″ ( unframed)
£350

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London Dada Work No. 735: Night Plumage

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Night Plumage
c. Dingo 2014

Artist Dingo – ” Putting / Seeing the Extra in the Ordinary” TM

The Heron Tower, (230m), 110 Bishopsgate, City of London EC1

Signed edition of 50 Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro Enduara
20″ W x  28″ H
£400 ( unframed )

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Work No. 735: Two Sides

George Osborne
  Two Sides of the Same Con ( Corporate Slave Ship Britain 1 )
  c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Collage comprising one headline and two articles from editions of the i paper; 25th & 26th February 2015
Public service info Work; concept and text by M.St.M
First in a new series, “CSS Britain”

One edition worldwide; 10″ x 12″
£2850

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Work No. 734; The Graduate

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The Graduate
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Street cleaner with backdrop of recently closed main Post Office ( inevitable Royal Mail privatization consequence  ). Comment on the massive increase in Zero Hours contracts and the lack of job opportunities even for university-educated young people, due to repressive employment law combined with corporate take-over (theft) of longstanding British public institutions and services for shareholder/management profit, resulting in a second-rate high-cost service for the long-suffering public.


We learned this particular young man, from a northern working class background, had left uni’ after having gained a BA Hon. in graphic design and applied to Central St.Martins in London, intending to pursue a career in fine art. He was requested to send in a portfolio of  work along with the application within a month, but after one week and before he could gather a selection of work ready to be dispatched, he received a notification from St.Martins to thank him for his portfolio, but “on this occasion his application was unsuccessful”. He naturally informed them by return that he hadn’t yet sent anything. He duly received a request to send his application off at the earliest convenience. This he did a few days later.
After a few more days the portfolio was returned with the identical tersely-phrased letter of rejection.

So now, this highly talented guy is pushing garbage bins around north London whilst finding only occasional low-paid zero hours jobs in high street print & photocopy shops available to him; while privately-educated cloistered and clueless children of Hampstead art directors get free tickets to a life of well-renumerated ease on the arts & media gravy train and having to steal ideas from elsewhere to justify their false positions.


This is the way the rigged system works ( doesn’t work). C. St.Martins in particular is a den of inequality, cronyism and nepotism. Of the old maxim, ” it’s not what you know but who you know“, these London art school institutions are outstanding archetypes.

 Links forward to Work 903; The Oxbridge Doors to Equal Opportunity

 

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Work No. 733; the Darling Bud of DADA

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Dada is a periodic spring tide in art, giving a fresh push to the art world and to the world itself, where the old worn-out forms and traditions are transformed and transmuted, where value systems become upgraded, reoriented and more enlightened.

The radical innovations and inspirational thought patterns produced during the Dada period get gradually absorbed and adopted by the mainstream, even though at the time Dadaist Works are largely dismissed. Nevertheless they are unconsciously picked-up on as truly innovative and re-emerge in the mainstream under the category of trending or “progressive”

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The Darling Bud of DADA
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Marking London Dada’s 10th anniversary year
2005 – 2015

Dada’s 100th anniversary
1916 – 2016

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Collectors’ edition of 100 fine art Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro
24″ W x 19″H

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Work No. 732: Love on Her Mind?


Love on Her Mind?
Michael St.Mark 2015

 

Valentine’s Day 2015

One facet of Dada is perceiving one-ness in everything, that all things are ‘joined-up’ –
interconnected – at the deepest level of existence. Therefore, incredibly, thoughts must
also have absolute connection with images at the same time – the ‘eternal now’ time, if only we have eyes to see (above)

” The Dadaist is convinced of the overall connection between all beings and entities”
Hugo Ball, father of Dada, c. 1920