19th / 21st May 2016
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Dada Infiltration team kick-off gathering / registration at Central St.Martins; 17th May. Introduced by directors Hayat Erdogan, Lecturer Master Theatre ZHdk and Adrian Notz, curator and director of Cabaret Voltaire
.. and some of the participating artists
” From Da to Da; a meaningless act for a meaningless society”
*Big Dada event held at Westhandyside Canopy Kings Cross Saturday 21st May. Organized by the ZurichmeetsLondon Intercity Reloaded infiltration and taking the form of a 12 hour marathon of individual Dadaistic events consisting of c. 20 minute rounds of conceptual and performance art by various avant garde artists and staged within a very real boxing ring.
THE SEVEN TENETS OF DADA
Represented by six bright green spots in hexagonal formation plus one central unifying spot representing the oneness or fundamental interconnection between all beings and things in the universe.
By Art Axis ( based on the founding group of Dadaists’ collective vision )
1. Radical art innovations
2. New and holistic art inventions / concepts
3. Morally-motivated peaceful art protest and fearless critical analysis of contemporary art
4. Perceptive societal and political commentary expressed through art.
5. Serendipity / chance or random art expressions
6. Humour ( dry, whimsical or sardonic )
7. Multimedia expressions of the interconnection between, or one-ness of, all beings and things. ( central green spot )
At least one of the 7 tenets is present and often several in various combinations within Dada Works
” The Dadaist is convinced of the overall connection between all entities and beings ” – Hugo Ball, father of Dada
” Dada is essentially the search for a new morality ” – Richard Heulsenbeck, Dada’s co-founder
ABOUT London Dada
Thursday 19th May Event at Underdog Gallery ( London Bridge tube )
Along with the fabulous Zurich Dada infiltration tent with original DADA film projections and performance pieces by young artists, there also feature over 30 new London Dada title-text photos ( some for sale at special once only offer price to mark the event ) and Dada installations by Michael St.Mark; that altogether include work by the protest Artist Taxi Driver ( Mark McGowan), the unmasking of Banksy ( see his real face ) and a subconscious David Hockney / Art Axis collaboration.
Plus exciting energetic Dada Drumming and Bongo fury after one of the co-founders of Dada, Richard Huelsenbeck onstage at the Cabaret Voltaire, 1916
DADA over LONDON. Full list of InterCity Reloaded events 18th – 21st May HERE
Nuclear Trump (?)
c. Art Axis 2016
” The future’s blindingly bright, the future’s quite possibly Presidential Orange ”
– Michael St.Mark, pre-US election 2016
* London Dada is politically impartial. Any individual, including politicians, should be criticised or praised by dint of their actions not their personalities.
Some so-called right wing policies are probably necessary for a harmoniously-functioning society at the present stage of human development, as are many of the so-called left; true perception of real value includes and transcends both left and right.
* UPDATE 14th Nov 2016
This work revised with (?), post 11/9/2016 on the surreal election of DT as the new US president. ( The future IS Presidential Orange )
Top image; photo montage in four parts with pastel, graphite and fine line ink
210 x 297mm ( framed )
Unique Work, £ 5,850
Signed edition prints details tf.
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” Art, for us, is not an end in itself, but an opportunity for true perception and criticism of the times we live in” – Hugo Ball – founder of Cabaret Voltaire and father of Dada
” Dada is essentially the search for a new morality” – Richard Huelsenbeck
In the Real World III
Michael St.Mark 2016
An amazing May Bank Holiday morning in Welwyn GC, blue skies, sunshine – and close perusal of the enlightening Sunday Express c/w edifying column by the rotundly rambunctious LBC know-all, Nick Ferrari.
Latest in the series examining perceptions of reality in today’s society.
Link to first in the series, from 2007
” For us ( the Dadaists ) art is not an end in itself, but it is an opportunity for true perception and criticism of the times in which we live ” – Hugo Ball, father of Dada
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