Work 117, A 21st C. Elysian Field

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Elysian Fields 21C.
  c. Michael St.Mark 2005

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Begun in 1731, the Elysian Fields became the most famous part of the Stowe gardens.
They were based on the myth of Elysium, paradise for heroes of the Gods.

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Here, in London Dada Work No 117, we dissect the myth and reveal what has become of
Cobham’s utopian dream, his admirable attempt to re-draw the English landscape, culture and
politics along idealistic and egalitarian lines –  a 21st century stampede of the desperately
unhappy, the frustrated and the unfulfilled, trampling the Fields into mush, much as a herd
of unbridled cattle, in search of sanctuary through nature.

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