London Dada work 522/523; Royal Bank of Formica Topboard / Pizza Flyer mid-removal; by Dingo

Latest in London Dadaist Dingo’s Dada Kitchen Landscapes series.


The Royal Bank of Formica Top board –  with Rachel Whiteread’s post-dated “glass/bottle marks on a surface” Olympic poster featured alongside.
( Watercolour on white Formica with foodstuffs and coins. Semi-permanent work. )
c. 2011 by Dingo

On moving the table top fridge to make room for the table top oven, besides the usual build-up of
stray foodstuffs and sauce stains, Dingo discovers some coins adhered by moisture to the
Formica surface over time. Some are removed by brushing, four stubbornly remain. Their circular
edges are tainted green by the copper within the coins. The surrounding surface is scoured
and cleaned and the area to be featured selectively ragged, to leave an intriguing abstract kitchen
that has accumulated semi-randomly over the course of about one year.

Pizza Flyer
c. Dingo, 2011

Additionally uncovered is an old pizza takeaway menu leaflet set solid into the Formica laminate
by moisture. Some top layers of the paper were able to be scraped away after soap and water was
applied, to leave an interesting abstraction, that along with the careful arrangement of the congealed
paper remnants; reveals a work of originality and tactile beauty that seems to house a beguiling array
of fanciful airborne creatures and objects.

New Dadaist Dingo – ” Seeing / Putting the Extra in the Ordinary ” TM

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Link to London Dada vs. Wolff Olins Olympic logo Plagiarism proof

Court case

4 thoughts on “London Dada work 522/523; Royal Bank of Formica Topboard / Pizza Flyer mid-removal; by Dingo

  1. It’s amazing really that a ‘picture’ can be made out of almost anything and look great. There are some very good faces to be seen in the takeaway leaflet photo, a mouselike one in particular.

    I dread to think what would be under my fridge freezer if i moved it, certainly nothing that could be construed as Dada unless a montage of old frozen peas, which have rolled underneath, would count! :))


    • Arrangements of frozen peas that have hung around a little… sounds promising.
      Hidden kitchen nooks and crannies seem to be rather fertile Dada gathering grounds, well away from arty farty pretty picture mainstream tedium at least.


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