Work No. 777; The Alleviation of Human Suffering

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The Alleviation of Human Suffering ( a prescription )
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

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Two bathroom glass tumblers 2/3 full of saltwater solution.

Directions; mouthwash thoroughly daily, early AM & late PM.
Finish the course.

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A public service Work, indicating a simple solution ( npi) to tooth decay and other
bacteria-related conditions presently causing untold suffering to children and adults
nationwide. A simple mouthwash & gargle morning / evening with saltwater solution will – as dentists
and BDA together are re£uctant to admit – eradicate many dental and other oral and even digestion
health issues FOC.

Children paying the price for failures on prevention

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Work No. 777; The Alleviation of Human Suffering

the alleviation of human suffering
The Alleviation of Human Suffering ( a prescription )
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

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Two bathroom glass tumblers 3/4 full of saltwater solution.
Intended for oral mouthwash use, early AM & late PM.

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A London Dada public service Work, indicating a simple solution ( npi)to tooth decay and other
bacteria-causing conditions that are presently causing untold suffering to children and adults
nationwide. A simple mouthwash & gargle morning and evening with saltwater solution will – as dentists
and BDA together are re£uctant to admit – eradicate many dental and other oral and even digestion issues free of charge.

Children paying the price for failures on prevention

Work No. 776; Dada to the Power of 10

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 DADA to the Power of 10
 c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Marking London Dada’s 10th anniversary; 2005 – 2015
“Establishing DADA’s missing UK expression.”

10-clip wire Mobile attaching x10 double-sided cutout letters in the same typeface and Indian red background as was used on the cover of Dada 1, issued by the original Dadaists of 1916 at Cabaret Voltire, suspended freely from a single wire . The  x5 D & x5 A letters are suspended uniformly from a turn-of-the-century oak picture frame and hang and move randomly within the static frame which is suspended by 2 translucent nylon cords from above.

First-ever use of a mobile hung within a picture frame.

The in-frame mobile in motion spells out the word D A D A  randomly in 10 to the power of 10 possible combinations ( 10 billion ) and is conceived to act as a magical Dadaistic prayer flag – continually transmitting Dada to all points of the compass, to all corners of the world.

Concrete Work.
Original; one worldwide.

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Work No. 775; Mechanical Head II

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Mechanical Head II; (The Spirit of our Time ) After Raoul Hausmann
c. Art Axis 2015
A4 Photo Montage based on German Dadaist Raoul Hausmann’s adapted Tailor’s dummy Work; Mechanical Head ( 1920 )
Created by London Dada to mark the first Conservative budget since 1996, delivered by George Osborne, a robotic man on a mission to wipe out the nation’s deficit by increasing it year on year, targeting the needy and vulnerable by slashing for a second time the welfare and care budget.
Osborne and his Bullingdon club ilk – impersonal machine heads pandering to their corprorate masters, penetrated and governed by brute external financial and political forces and functioning in the guise of socially responsible human beings.

Original; One Worldwide, signed by the Banksy of Dada
£ contact the gallery

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The most famous work by Berlin Dadaist Raoul Hausmann, Mechanischer Kopf (Der Geist Unserer Zeit), “The Mechanical Head (The Spirit of Our Time)”, c. 1920, is the only surviving assemblage that Hausmann produced around 1919–20. Constructed from a hairdresser’s wig-making dummy, the piece has various measuring devices attached including a ruler, a pocket watch mechanism, a typewriter, some camera segments and a crocodile wallet.[13]

Dead of eye and moronic of mouth, the head is given identity only by the objects stuck to it: a tape measure, a wooden ruler, a tin cup, a spectacles case and a piece of metal, which could be a plate plugging the damaged skull of a soldier. If this is a “mechanical head”, the prototype for humanity become robotic, it is a crude, Frankensteinian early experiment, in which the emotions and the soul survive only as a heart shape engraved on the empty tin cup.

“Der Geist Unserer Zeit – Mechanischer Kopf specifically evokes the philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831). For Hegel…everything is mind. Among Hegel’s disciples and critics was Karl Marx. Hausmann’s sculpture might be seen as an aggressively Marxist reversal of Hegel: this is a head whose “thoughts” are materially determined by objects literally fixed to it. However, there are deeper targets in western culture that give this modern masterpiece its force. Hausmann turns inside out the notion of the head as seat of reason, an assumption that lies behind the European fascination with the portrait. He reveals a head that is penetrated and governed by brute external forces

* Related LD Work from 2014; Spirit of the Age

Work No 774; Zero Hours Zero Rights, Zilch QOL

   Photographic Diptych

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c. Michael St.Mark 2015

From early 2015; Shoreditch High St.

Street person Kevin, formerly in employment on a short term zero hours contract and renting accomodation. When his work term expired and falling behind with rent, his landlord evicted him at short notice ( 2 months ) on hearing about his zero hours work dilemma.

Indicative of the general situation UK-wide for young people and workers in general. Thatcher Tory government of the 1980s & early 90s having passed punitive legislation undermining many of the hard-gained employment rights of workers and good security of tenure of tenants in the rental sector. Present Tory government compounding, deepening and reinforcing this low wage minimal rights culture, resulting in low QOL ( Quality of Life ) insecurity and stress across the nation, while the top few % enjoy the rich pickings of maximized profit margins and a compliant plantation wage / minimal rights population; all enforced – courtesy of sucessive Tory governments – by the all too real threat and fear of brutal life out on the street.
Twin fine art Lightjet prints in diptych format, 33″ x 24″ ( including mount )
Signed edition of 20
£400 ( unframed )

 

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QOL; General well-being of individuals and society.
“Standard indicators of the quality of life include not only wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging ” – Wikipedia

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Link to related Work from March 2015; High Voltage Hovis

Work No 773; This Green and Pleasant Land VI

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This Green & Pleasant Land VI
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

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TGAPL V, from earlier this year
The series dates from 2005

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