( click the pic to brighten your world a little )
Uploaded in full resolution for intimate study, a random collection of folded bedsheets on display in store at Tesco Whitechapel
during June of this year. The bland ordinariness of the subject matter being exactly the purport of the work; envisaged as an opportunity to empty and declutter the mind from today’s alarming bombardment of media and frantic society in general. In essence to “go the other way” – inwards in contemplation of the Extra OrdinaryTM in a Dadaistic Zen-like quest for inner peace.
Click to enlarge to view the detail item by item. The cluttered mind will rebel at first, but take time to allow unfamiliar absence of intention to enter the unconscious and experience new Dada inner freedom where ” everything is nothing and nothing IS ” TM
Second in the series exploring legacy aftermaths of the-night-before excesses.
( Click to screech straight to the scene of the accident )
Birkrigg common; Furness, Cumbria
Poem integral to the Work
Once upon a Carboniferous Period time
COMPRESSEDSHELLSBONES of billions of wee sea creatures
made the sea bed, then
were lifted high into the sky
by gargantuan planetry forces
a millimetre a year…….
over millions of years…….
I sit for a minute upon on this ancient gray graveyard in the sky
contemplating eternity while
digesting a Milky Way
M. St.M ( the Dada geology teacher )
( click to bring the tide in )
Related posts from 2005/2006; ” Two Thousand Feet Beach “& ” High Tide of Wood”
When a Prime Minister orders the invasion of another country not threatening this one in the least, that involves the murder of thousands of innocents, to facilitate the plunder of its vast oil reserves in order to appease an American president of dubious morals and to secure his own personal career through future directorships on boards of companies affiliated to those gifted the oil contracts…
When nasty business bully boys like Alan “I’m just a Jewish schmuck” Sugar are seen by millions to be promoting the most ably lying and scheming, the most aggressively devious, dishonest and manipulating...and now sits in the House of Lords…
In a country where blocking of opportunity for its youth by absence of post secondary school apprenticeship placement schemes ( as are ‘de rigueur’ in Germany and proven to lead to self esteem-generating high skill jobs ); where politically correct anti-discipline insanity, a general dumbing-down and a vicious dog-eat-dog mentality has been overseen and indeed overlooked by generations of crooked self-serving politicians….
( ” There is no such thing as society ” Margaret Thatcher 1970s.)
In a media chock-full of gratuitous violence, portrayed and promoted via computer games,TV ads, news, the press & film; gangsta rap culture and glorification of ill-gotten bling…
In a nation more class-divided than any other on earth and more than ever partitioned between haves & nots; where in the workplace impassable glass ceilings are the norm, where opportunity and promotion based on a very specific – yet unmentionable for fear of being branded a fascist – racial nepotism; on privilege or birth rather than on talent and ability… is absolutely widespread. ( And you wonder why there are so few watchable new programmes on TV these days?)…
In such a severely dysfunctional and disjointed culture, is this sick new “loot-til-you-drop” perversion – and some might argue rather logical progression of much-lauded ruthless entrepreneurism and blind worship of everyone-for-themselves narrow materialism – really any great wonder?
Not mentioning those Old Etonian pinstriped piggies scrabbling and scoffing at the City trough either! – Ed