Dada in London; work 553; Dada Gems of Autumn.

The Dada Gems of Autumn
c. Dingo / Michael St. Mark, Nov. 2011

(  Fallen Beech leaves from St.James Park, November 19th.
Selection by Dingo, assemblage and photography by M. St.M. )

Beauty in the ordinary, the trodden upon, the common, is  often overlooked and discounted
as irrelevant in art. One of the missions of London Dada is to establish aesthetic
beauty – from which ever such ‘extra ordinary’ source, as totally artistically relevant.

( click to enlarge the eye candy )* Large file size, updated 2016

Dadaist Dingo; ” Seeing/Putting the extra in the ordinary” TM

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London Dada Work No. 552; Primary Contrary / The Treachery of Words

Primary Contrary
  The Conning of the Consumer / The Treachery of Words
c. Michael St.Mark 2011 ( title after Magritte’s The Treachery of Images )

Taking the generally accepted artists’ primary colours of red, yellow and blue, this seminal work intends basic dichotomy in visual/literal contradiction and confusion in the viewer, regressing him/her back to first intellectual learning, disassembling the mental link between experience and language that is used to such effect in politics, the advertising media and retail sector to manipulate the mass individual’s choice.. and so thereby awakening a powerful awareness of its powerful hold over us and the first step in weakening that iron grip.

This Work is also specifically relevant to product labelling – horse meat in the packaging guise of beef, for example..

.. or  “ Green Leaf Salad


UPDATE Oct 1st 2018

An interesting new consumer brain scrambler and ad’ man’s new impact text tool – coming to a billboard near you soon..

1ne,  2wo,  3hree,  4our,  5ive,  6ix,  7even,  8ight,  9ine  10en  11leven,  12welve, 13hirteen .. etc

® Michael St.Mark


*Update; what’s new in 2020..

An online price compare company called 5ECONDS

” Search for anything at a better price in 5 seconds “

A Dada Deposit in the newly opened Bank of Ideas

Copy of email sent today to the newy opened Bank Of Ideas in Sun St, E. London, where demonstrators have taken over an empty UBS building.

* Update.  Bank of Ideas was stormed a few days later by riot police ( thought police ) armed with bolt cutters, full body armor and tazers.


Hi Bank Of Ideas,

Writing from London Bridge HQ, LONDON DADA we would like to deposit a Dada conceptual art idea to your bank.
We will be uploading an image to our Blog page today,
….Of a cashpoint machine.

Procure the services of a street artist to spray paint a lifesize version onto either an
inside or, preferably outside wall.

On the cash dispensing area of the image wall there is the zone where a sticky note pad is attached,
for anyone with a good idea/ strapline/soundbyte about an alternative society etc… to peel off and write on. The notes are then stuck back on the wall or on a dedicated inside info board, for others to read & replace.

( * Update 2015, the ideas/feedback note pinning board idea itself was subsequently copied shortly thereafter by Tate Brittain and Tate Modern and are still in situ today in the gallery entrances )

Best wishes
ART AXIS @ London Dada


BOI 930405
The ” IdeaPoint”  machine ( for download )                              The occupied bank