World Cup 2018. Work No. 242, England Football Fan (2006 ) – 5th generation re-post

England Football Fan
( a long-running disaster )
Post ’66 Archetype
(c) Michael St.Mark 2006

( Concrete assemblage work incorporating disconnected electric fan containing three crushed and discarded lager cans, painted plastercast fanatical chav supporter face and Prozac anti-depressant capsules ) Detail EFF Close up mouth 1aEFF Prozac1a
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Created in 2006 to mark England’s World Cup exit, subsequently revisited / re-posted for the 2010 World Cup2012 Euros2014 World Cup2016 Euros  ( links to associated posts )  and now the turn of  2018 World Cup in Russia. While the pay view TV & other media clean up along with sales of lager & Smart TVs hitting the jackpot, the question we have to ask ourselves is ” can England even get out of their group with World Cup penalty-misser Southgate in charge?
Can it get any worse than the FA’s blue-eyed boy plodder Hodgson era?

Updates (of doom?) tf…..

08/07/2018 After scraping through the group of minnows, they’re through to the semi-finals of a major tournament – first time since the Euros in 1990.  The media in raptures and talk of the Cup returning home.

Do we sense the hand of an unseen player called Putin about to be raised… *
UPDATE, (post Croatia game ) … in the form of the biased / paid off?  ref’ called Cuneyt Cakir ( no comment ).
* – or the foot of God ™ .…. raised

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14/7/2018
England out of the Cup and a further defeat to Belgium lands them in 4th place.

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This, the final posting of ” England Football Fan” after 12 long years of post-tournament Prozac-munching by the poor short-changed fans; before its transfer to the London Dada sales catalogue.

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A recent comment on Twitter pretty well sums things up regarding the state of play of the “boot’iful game” – as well as just about everywhere else – here in uber-congested “anger land”..

 

 

 

Grenfell ( Greenfield) Anniversary & the Dada Green Spots of Peace

Updated post from June 2017

 

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( #Grenfell first Anniversary Update. For 14th June 2018 )
Work No 974B; The Green Spots of Peace Rest HERE
Michael St.Mark 2018

Dada Green spots of renewal on Tate Modern stack 16th June 2016

The Dada green spots of peace synchronizing with the color green chosen on the first anniversary to symbolize the range of heartfelt emotions associated with the aftermath of the Grenfell fire that killed 71 people ( official figure only ) . A Sea of Green for Grenfell
An easily avoidable tragedy is an even more terrible tragedy ” – Michael St.Mark

In solidarity with the Grenfell survivors in their fight for justice and for those responsible by neglect to be brought to justice; 300 Dada green spots of peace, ( symbolizing roughly the official number of people living in the block, although with Ramadam there may well have been more there at the time of the fire )  scattered within the 6191 London Dada gallery, Shoreditch

THE SEVEN TENETS OF DADA

by Michael St. Mark ( re-post from 2014 )

THE SEVEN TENETS OF LONDON DADA
Represented by six bright green spots with one central ( unifying One-Ness ) spot.

by Michael St.Mark ( based on the founding group of Dadaists’ collective vision )

1. Radical art innovations
2. New art inventions / concepts
3. Morally-motivated art protest against corruption and injustice as well as 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 One-ness of life. ( central green spot )

( The 7 tenets are ever present, often 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” -R. Heulsenbeck, Dada co-founder

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#GrenfellTower The Buck Stops Here
(c) Michael St.Mark 16/6/17

Rest In Peace all who lost their lives … a moment’s silent reflection on the extra terrible tragedy that is an easily avoidable tragedy

Work No. 974; #GrenfellTower; The Buck Stops Here
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Photo montage in the Dada moral protest tradition, self-explanaTORY in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy c/w long shameful legacy of the Conservatives changing housing law and relaxing safety legislation in order to profit their landlord and developer friends with scant concern for the millions of people forced to live in unfit or unsafe accomodation thereby.

Architect and fire expert Sam Webb said: ” We are still wrapping post-war high-rise buildings in highly flammable materials and leaving them without sprinkler systems installed, then being surprised when they burn down. I really don’t think the building industry understands how fire behaves in buildings and how dangerous it can be. Past and present Tory governments’ mania for deregulation means our current safety standards just aren’t good enough.”

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Excellent article in The Guardian by Jonathan Freedland giving accurate info, background and sane analysis on Grenfell. ( double click enlarge to access the text )
” A Prime Minister who dare not meet her people is truly done for ”

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Longstanding Tory deregulation links to London Dada Work No. 644; A Fitting Memorial ( 2013 )

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