Work No. 622; Blackout Blinds

Blaclout blinds

Blackout Blinds
© Michael St.Mark 2012

Crouch End, London N19

( Click to enlarge the dedicated 21st C. mainstream media consumer’s outlook on the world )

Perhaps a new angle on the term ‘News Blackout’.
Social commentary Work on how personal worlds are becoming ever-more colored and darkened when looking out from the inside – blinded to the light – by habitual daily mainstream media news consumption from biased and agenda-ridden reporting in the hard press.
The reverse applies looking in from the outside, the masses blinded to the real world and instead ever more rooted in their opinions the more newspaper & magazine “Infotainment” grabs hold, holds sway, as their reality.

The antidote, thankfully, is to hand in the form of the internet and social media, where the full spectrum of opinion is more or less freely expressed and the individual has a vast pool of information from which to form an educated opinion.. and cast his vote.


*Coronavirus update April 2020
Do not accept information from the authorities before checking for its scientific basis in historic medical gold-standard real-world testing and/or its inclusion in experiment law. Examples;
1) There is no proof that coronavirus vaccines are effective in preventing the disease
2) Social distancing as a means of controlling pandemics is not proven and only exists as “effective” in computer modelling.
3) The pcr test for COVID19 is only 20% accurate at best, therefore  80% false-positive cases. The authorities appear to be using these wildly innaccurate tests as means of controlling the population into accepting lockdowns and fraudulently labelling false positive results as “cases” of cv19 as a fear stick to nudge vaccine uptake.


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London Dada work 621; Fish Supper Couple…

F&C couple
Fish Supper Couple ( for the love of food )
c. Michael St.Mark 2011

20″ x 15″ digitally-enhanced hand-finished giclee print.
the image manip’ effects used  to intentionally create an
impression of movement,  intimating the hand-to-mouth
action involved in eating take-out foods.

( Click over to fatten-up the image )

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Linkback to related LD 2011 work 469, “Catch of the Day”

Related link to work 206, from 2008..

London Dada works 619 / 620 : Turning the Art world Outside-In / Uninsideout

Location; Deutsche Bank London offices, October 2012. Inside the lavishly-appointed reception lobby reside artworks by Anish Kapoor ( mirrored stainless steel ball titled ” Turning the world upside down” (1996); and by Damien Hirst ( spot painting “Biotin-Maleimide” (1995).

DB lobby

Photo c. Bloomberg


Carefully-alligned photographs taken through the toughened glass pane of the lobby from a stance on the pavement outside show a real time superimposition of the works over reflections of the road and buildings opposite to the bank in Winchester Street, EC2. Thus the two works of art, worth millions of dollars between them, are effectively removed from their cloistered molly-coddled pretentious high brow environment and incorporated into an appropriated street art setting – now eminently accessible to the public. ( a kind of turning of art inside out). A unique opportunity for the discening collector to invest in the first examples of appropriation art of its kind. ( internet date stamp registered)
Concept and photographs by Michael St.Mark


biotin malemide st
Biotin-Maleimide Street
c. Michael St.Mark 2012

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turning the world outside in

Turning the World Outside In / uninsideout
c. Michael St. Mark 2012