Some serious imitation @ Frith Street Gallery this winter


The bottom line name of the game in contemporary art ?

Showing at Frith Street Gallery, Soho til January 19th; artist Fiona Tan’s Elsewhere video installation.
( Below ) Two stills from Tan’s current Elsewhere video  installation ( 2018 ) alongside two pre-existing works ( 2014 / 17 ) from London Dada artist Michael St.Mark .. and a third compare; a still from Tan’s Ghost Dwellings series ( 2013 ) alongside one from pre-existing Spirit Sheds  series ( 2006 ),  again by Michael. St.Mark.

All “unmistakably similar” in IP lawyer parlance, one might say.

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Link to post; Banksy Unmasked for Real

Lest We Forget to Remember..

..Dada was and is first and foremost a war-protest movement

Pinned post. From 2011

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Lest we forget we had a devious war criminal as a prime minister, sending 179 of our brave lads to early graves on the back of a gigantic deception; and who to this day remains free from prosecution.

Linkback here

Parliament’s war guilt and proposed accountability going forward

About artist Michael St.Mark and London Dada

Cenotaph Blair 11.11.12

Cenotaph Blair 11.11.12

New Release for 2016; Digital screenshot from TV coverage. Image crop of pixelated Blair in the crowd of politicians present and past at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, 11.11.2012. Tonally altered and rendered in blood red.
Open edition of signed prints 12″ x 8″ on Kodak Pro Endura

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The SEVEN TENETS OF DADA 100 years on

GREEN disc

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The Way of the Redberry – Snowy Forecast for Winter 2018 / 19

UPDATE November 2018

London Dada winter forecast 2018 – 19
The Way of the REDberry

Way of the REDberry

This years crop of blackberries are not only holding onto the branch again late into the autumn, but many are turning red, that would indicate deep snow on the ground for long periods this coming winter, as Nature’s emergency larder provision for birds and other wildlife.
The colour red stands out more strikingly than dark dots against blankets of snow and makes it easier for birds especially to spot the berries from above.

In the light of our success from November 2017 in predicting the Beast from the East in early 2018 ( see below ) who would bet against a very snowy winter this time around?
” The Way of the REDberry ”
Not our friends at the Met Office, surely! 😉 ?

Art Axis

November 15th 2018

Links to The Way of the Blackberry from winter 2017 – 18 and “Beast from the East” prediction

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UPDATE 11/12/2018; The Way of the Redberry

Beast from the East may well be on its way much earlier this Winter..

 

 

 

Armistice Day 2018

100 years since Armistice Day, November 1918. High Time for an amended poppy design- one that not only remembers the fallen in all wars, but also demands from politicians no more unjustified conflicts in which our brave men are sent to die for little more than big business interests tarted-up as worthy causes by the despicable mainstream media in train with bent politicians.

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The Bullet Holes of Peace / Ban this Sick Filth
Michael St.Mark 2014

London Dada Work from 2014, re-posted at 7.30am on July 1st 2016, 100 years to the minute when 20,000 British troops were sent to pointless deaths on the Somme on the back of the deceit of politicians and bumbling incompetence of the military generals.

” 20,000 lives for 3 square miles” – M. St.M

Echoing and reminding also of the obscene debacle that was the illegal Iraq war and forthcoming Chilcot inquiry report on the bare-faced lies told by this country’s then prime minister as justification to go to war with a country not threatening this one in the slightest.

Cenotaph Blair

Cenotaph Blair _________________________ Art Axis 2012” “Tony Blair – an infamous legacy writ large in the blood of a million innocents “

Cenotaph Blair ( Damaged Goods edition )
Edition of 1 worldwide. Framed within a blood red poundshop frame, glass cracked as when bought as discounted damaged goods.
7″ X 5″ ( with frame 10″ X 8″ )
Signed by the artist on verso
£2004
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” I feel now, as I felt then; that the politicians who took us to war should have been given guns and told to settle it themselves instead of instigating what is nothing less than legalized mass murder ” – Harry Patch, last surviving WW1 soldier

The war is based on a glaring mistake – men have been confused with machines” – Hugo Ball, father of Dada, 1916

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War protest art on Pinterest

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Dulce et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime …
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under I green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, —
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.
( ” It is sweet and honourable to die for one’s country ” )

No sanitized cenotaph memorials here

London Dada; 13-year mission trending, vindicated.

For us ( Dadaists ), art is not an end in itself, but rather an opportunity for true perception and criticism of the times we live in ” – Hugo Ball, Zurich 1916

Re-engaging art with vitally important everyday issues in society is finally gaining traction – even trending – within the art establishment itself, for the first time since the brave anti-fascist expressions of early 1930s Berlin Dadaists such as John Heartfield.

London Dada – reconnecting art with the times we live in. Since 2005
( see About Us link, top page )

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Full Circles


Full Circles
© Michael St.Mark 2018

 

Thinly-disguised diptych stitch, but still..

Welwyn Garden City

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London Dada; 2005 -2018

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