LONDON DADA Work 1000; Set the Spots Free, Free Art from its Sterile Straightjacket

Last in the Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall Dada Infiltration mini series

The Emporer’s new spots..

Let the spots be Free  /  Free Art from Limitation
© Art Axis 2018

Direct action Work

Multicolored paper spots 1cm dia scattered in front of one of many Damien Hirst spot paintings hung in Houghton Hall, Norfolk earlier this year.


Links to the three previous Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall photo Works are posted to our Flikr archive resource.

The Hats Make the Couple
Free Art from its Dark Prison
” Highlight of the Show “

Links in principle to London Dada protest Happening Tate Modern Transition from 2016

The artist expands awareness and when the breakthrough is made, this becomes part of the general awareness ” -William S. Burroughs


*Addendum 2019; English artist Stuart Semple uses the LD floor spot protest concept in his admirable expose of Anish Kapoor’s mean-minded refusal to share his “blackest black” Vantablack paint with other artists.


YouTube link here


Links to Damien Hirst‘s blatant plagiarism of London Dada;s ” Log Fish – An Unbelievable treasure from the Deep ” for his cynical 2017 Venice show ” Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable “


  • Where do the spots go from here?  ( published 04 / 09/ 2018 )The boy Hirst exhausted his regimented spots way back, then this year at Houghton Hall he exhibited them loosened and slightly overlapping..
    Also at HH were London Dada’s spots, freed from their 2D world and out, but static, on the floor.
    So artist Michael St.Mark proposes a giant see-thru perspex container to occupy Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, over which visitors cross on suspended walkways, underneath which, near the floor, are a bank of industrial AC fans that set  hundreds of thousands of mono or multicoloured wafer-thin environmentally- friendly plastic or paper spots in a perpetual swirling snowstorm within the container.
    Alternatively, and probably logistically more straightforward, would be to fit the Hall with a  grid-like network or challenging maze of large ( c. 7 -8ft ) diameter tubes, through which the spots are blown and circulated – and of course also through which visitors walk. A marvellous and guaranteed crowd-pulling visually immersive spectacle and experience – and at last the spots are airborne en masse and literally surrounding the public, thus finally democratising them – and the idea herewith given to Maria Balshaw for safe keeping.

Work 388 … Tarmac TV



Tarmac TV
c. Dingo 2010

( Found road work, signed in seaweed and dog shadow pebble by Dingo.
Rye Harbour May 2010 )

New Dada artist Dingo ” Putting the extra in the ordinary ” TM
” Seeing the extra in the ordinary” TM

London dAdA work no. 345.. EWE Frozen Fish mix

Extreme Weather ( snow )  Event – frozen (Michael) Fish mix
c. Michael St.Mark 2009

Photo montage of Carol Kirkwood with BBC garden snowman, taken from a TV screenshot during the early morning Breakfast news of February 3rd 2009.

Relates to the the extreme snow event of that day and harking back to Michael Fish’s  ” don’t worry there isn’t ” ( a  Hurricaine on the way ) infamous quote, made the day before the “great storm”  hurricaine of October 1987 that caused extensive structural damage to properties and damged or felled a large proportion of trees across souhern England

Photomontage & ink on paper, derived from giclee print of TV screenshot.

Available as x 50 signed edition Lightjet prints 12″ x 7″ on Kodak Pro Endura
£ 350 ( unframed )

Signed original offered for sale, price £2850


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