London Dada Work No. 996; The Dada Poppy ( launch )


Dada Poppy
Michael St.Mark 12.11.17

Launch of alternative Dada version of the traditional poppy worn in remembrance of fallen soldiers in all wars of British involvement, but primarily since WW1 of 1914-18 that provided the catalyst for the birth of Dada as a war protest movement in Zurich, 1916.

The new Dada poppy is overlaid with six green circles in a hexagonal formation plus the seventh at its centre. Corresponding generally to 2015 London Dada Work; *The Bullet Holes of Peace and specifically the ** 7 tenets of Dada,  relating to seven main principles or essential component parts of all Dada Works from 1916 to the present.

Designed to awaken an additional remembrance – specifically for artists – to orient and focus their talents and sensitivities towards true perception and criticism of dark forces still unfortunately present in our society that would again drag us into involvement in yet another war in future.

It’s now simply not enough to remember the fallen, but also we must raise awareness of the path to wars typically employed by the media under control of politics and ultimately big business whether it be oil or armaments.

 Michael St.Mark
London ( posted 11am on 12.11.17  Remembrance Sunday)

The 7 Tenets of Dada Link

The Bullet Holes of Peace Link

The Bullet Holes of Peace ( 2014 )

 

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