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! ūüėČ ?

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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Met Office forecast for Monday 19th November through to December ( Wet, mild, no snow mentioned )

 

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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Link to the original post
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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Fast-access Michael St.Mark and London Dada photostream & archive albums, 2005 – 2018 on Flikr pro

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

Fast-access Flikr archive of categorized albums +photostream

Dada and the Eye of God. Work No. 1001


Dada and the Eye of God
© Michael St.Mark 2018

 

Found traffic-battered relic (c. 50 yrs of constant use ) Cat’s Eye on disused – the old A76 , now by-passed – Kilmarnock to Dumfries road. Click x2 to expand the image and fuller appreciation.

” What becomes of us.. is infinite individualized union with the One” – M. St.M

 

 

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To invest in a selection of signed edition London Dada fine art prints and other artworks, 1 – 1001, see the Archive

LONDON DADA Work 1000; Set the Spots Free, Free Art from its Sterile Straightjacket

Last in the Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall Dada Infiltration mini series

” Who let the spots out ? ”


Let the spots be Free  /  Free Art from Limitation
© Art Axis 2018

Direct action Work

Multicolored paper spots 1cm dia scattered in front of one of many Damien Hirst spot paintings hung in Houghton Hall, Norfolk earlier this year.

Links to the three  previous Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall photo Works posted to our Flikr archive resource.

The Hats Make the Couple
Free Art from its Dark Prison
Highlight of the Show

Links in principle to London Dada protest Happening Tate Modern Transition from 2016

The artist expands awareness and when the breakthrough is made, this becomes part of the general awareness ” -William S. Burroughs

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Links to Damien Hirst‘s blatant plagiarism of London Dada;s ” Log Fish – An Unbelievable treasure from the Deep ” for his cynical 2017 Venice show ” Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable “

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  • Where do the spots go from here?¬† ( published 04 / 09/ 2018 )The boy Hirst exhausted his regimented spots way back, then this year at Houghton Hall he exhibited them loosened and slightly overlapping..
    Also at HH were London Dada’s spots, freed from their 2D world and out, but static, on the floor.
    So artist Michael St.Mark proposes a giant see-thru perspex container to occupy Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, over which visitors cross on suspended walkways, underneath which, near the floor, are a bank of industrial AC fans that set¬† hundreds of thousands of mono or multicoloured wafer-thin environmentally- friendly plastic or paper spots in a perpetual swirling snowstorm within the container.
    Alternatively, and probably logistically more straightforward, would be to fit the Hall with a  grid-like network or challenging maze of large ( c. 7 -8ft ) diameter tubes, through which the spots are blown and circulated Рand of course also through which visitors walk. A marvellous and guaranteed crowd-pulling visually immersive spectacle and experience Рand at last the spots are airborne en masse and literally surrounding the public, thus finally democratising them Рand the idea herewith given to Maria Balshaw for safe keeping.