London Dada Work No. 992; Billion Hand Grab ( ascending diptych )


Billion Hand Grab ( ascending diptych )
Michael St.Mark 2017

 

“Steep ascent to the Underground”
Commuter staircase banister rail, Old Street station. London E2

Links in theme to our ” Billion Man March ” series,
pioneering the ” unconscious / accidental / public art ” genre

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London Dada Work No. 991; Brightening Blighty


Brightening Blighty
Michael St.Mark 2017

 

Commercial back alley, Hatfield Herts

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Conservative Conference ; The “Respect” is Mutual


The “Respect” is Mutual II
Michael St.Mark 2017

 

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The CPC gets underway in Manchester. Digital photo screenshot of BBC live coverage off an old analogue TV screen with the sound setting on mute.

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Second in the series. Pertaining to present and previous Conservative administrations’ turning a deaf ear to peoples’ concerns on health, education, housing etc ( eg NHS, Grenfell, Elderly Care  ). The image symbolic of increasing numbers of voters giving in return a deaf ear to hollow words and perpetual promises of what is now terminally transparent “jam tomorrow politics”. TM

Links to our TRIM 1  from 2006, featuring war criminal Tony Blair at conference ( some images temporarily missing due to file transfer issues from previous blog platform blog.co.uk closed by Populis ( Luca Ascani ) in 2015 and in the process destroying an online community of thousands )

Turner Prize 2017; London Dada’s 11 year anti-ageism campaign success

Turner Prize chiefs finally shamed into removing the anachronistic and blatantly ageist Under-50 rule for shortlisted entrants. Did any other artists have the moral courage to put their careers at risk by daring to criticize the TP directors over this?


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Protest leaflet from Turner Prize 2016 event

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London Dada Work No. 990/A; The Pilgrim’s Readership/ VIP

 


The Pilgrim’s Readership
Michael St. Mark 2017

 

The 17th C. Bunhill Fields tomb of John Bunyon, author of the world-renowned tome The Pilgrim’s Progress
A rare man of principle, who spent 12 years in prison after refusing to give up his nonconformist preaching.
In these corporate-dominated days of a cowed, fearful and play safe populace, non conformists get ignored and excluded – or if they manage through great effort to poke their heads above the parapet; pilloried in the mainstream media.

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Work No. 990A;  ” VIP ”
Michael St.Mark 2017

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Work No. 989; Water – Larkin about


Work No. 889; Water ( Larkin about )
Michael St.Mark 2017

93 million miles of sunlight traveling at 186,000 miles per second zapps into a wine glass 1/4 full of water on a table top in a Haute Savoie garden, France. August 2017.
Somehow feels utterly pure..and miraculous that it’s possible to see right though a SOLID OBJECT

In homage to Philip Larkin’s poem “Water”