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  • Work No. 778; The Proselytisers

    The Proselytisers
    The Proselytizers
    c. Michael St.Mark 2015

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    A Jehovas Witnesses' Saturday morning magazine stall and conversion pitch, Camden Town NW1

    " They've got their work cut out; stoic attitude essential in the face of seemingly impossible odds; such as dead believers being resurrected  back up out of their graves in their former physical pomp, to mingle happily with their beloved ones once again at some point in the future  "

  • Work No. 777; The Alleviation of Human Suffering

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    The Alleviation of Human Suffering ( a prescription )
    c. Michael St.Mark 2015

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    Two bathroom glass tumblers 2/3 full of saltwater solution.

    Directions; mouthwash thoroughly daily, early AM & late PM.
    Finish the course.

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    A London Dada public service Work, indicating a simple solution ( npi) to tooth decay and other
    bacteria-related conditions presently causing untold suffering to children and adults
    nationwide. A simple mouthwash & gargle morning / evening with saltwater solution will - as dentists
    and BDA together are re£uctant to admit - eradicate many dental and other oral and even digestion
    health issues FOC.

    Children paying the price for failures on prevention

  • Work No. 776; Dada to the Power of 10.

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     DADA to the Power of 10
     c. Michael St.Mark 2015

    Marking London Dada's 10th anniversary; 2005 - 2015
    "Establishing DADA's missing UK expression."

    10-clip wire Mobile attaching x10 double-sided cutout letters in the same typeface and Indian red background as was used on the cover of Dada 1, issued by the original Dadaists of 1916 at Cabaret Voltire, suspended freely from a single wire . The  x5 D & x5 A letters are suspended uniformly from a turn-of-the-century oak picture frame and hang and move randomly within the static frame which is suspended by 2 translucent nylon cords from above.

    First-ever use of a mobile hung within a picture frame.

    The in-frame mobile in motion spells out the word D A D A  randomly in 10 to the power of 10 possible combinations ( 10 billion ) and is conceived to act as a magical Dadaistic prayer flag - continually transmitting Dada to all points of the compass, to all corners of the world.

    Concrete Work.
    Original; one worldwide.

    For price please contact sales@londondada.co.uk


    About LONDON DADA

  • Work No. 775; Mechanical Head II

    Mechanical Head
    Mechanical Head II; (The Spirit of our Time ), after Raoul Hausmann
    c. Art Axis 2015

    A4 Photo Montage based on German Dadaist Raoul Hausmann's adapted Tailor's dummy Work; Mechanical Head ( 1920 )
    Created by London Dada to mark the first Conservative budget since 1996, delivered by George Osborne, a robotic man on a mission to wipe out the nation's deficit by increasing it year on year, then targeting the needy and vunerable by slashing for a second time the welfare and care budget.
    Osborne and his ilk - mere impersonal machine heads pandering to their global coprorate masters, penetrated and governed by brute external financial and political forces in the guise of socially responsible human beings.

    Original; One Worldwide, signed by the Banksy of Dada
    £ contact the gallery

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    The most famous work by Berlin Dadaist Raoul Hausmann, Mechanischer Kopf (Der Geist Unserer Zeit), "The Mechanical Head (The Spirit of Our Time)", c. 1920, is the only surviving assemblage that Hausmann produced around 1919–20. Constructed from a hairdresser's wig-making dummy, the piece has various measuring devices attached including a ruler, a pocket watch mechanism, a typewriter, some camera segments and a crocodile wallet.[13]

    Dead of eye and moronic of mouth, the head is given identity only by the objects stuck to it: a tape measure, a wooden ruler, a tin cup, a spectacles case and a piece of metal, which could be a plate plugging the damaged skull of a soldier. If this is a "mechanical head", the prototype for humanity become robotic, it is a crude, Frankensteinian early experiment, in which the emotions and the soul survive only as a heart shape engraved on the empty tin cup.

    "Der Geist Unserer Zeit – Mechanischer Kopf specifically evokes the philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831). For Hegel...everything is mind. Among Hegel's disciples and critics was Karl Marx. Hausmann's sculpture might be seen as an aggressively Marxist reversal of Hegel: this is a head whose "thoughts" are materially determined by objects literally fixed to it. However, there are deeper targets in western culture that give this modern masterpiece its force. Hausmann turns inside out the notion of the head as seat of reason, an assumption that lies behind the European fascination with the portrait. He reveals a head that is penetrated and governed by brute external forces

    * Related LD Work from 2014; Spirit of the Age

  • Work No 774; Zero Hours Zero Rights, Zilch QOL

       Photographic Diptych

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      Zero Hours Zero Rights, Zilch QOL
      c. Michael St.Mark 2015

    From early 2015; Shoreditch High St.

    Streetperson Kevin, formerly in employment on a short term zero hours contract and renting accomodation. When his work term expired and falling behind with rent, his landlord evicted him at short notice ( 2 months ) on hearing about his zero hours work dilemma.

    Indicative of the general situation UK-wide for young people and workers in general. Thatcher Tory government of the 1980s & early 90s having passed punitive legislation undermining many of the hard-gained employment rights of workers and good security of tenure of tenants in the rental sector. Present Tory government compounding, deepening and reinforcing this low wage minimal rights culture, resulting in low QOL ( Quality of Life ) insecurity and stress across the nation, while the top few % enjoy the rich pickings of maximized profit margins and a compliant plantation wage / minimal rights population; all enforced - courtesy of sucessive Tory governments - by the all too real threat and fear of brutal life out on the street.
    Twin fine art Lightjet prints in diptych format, 33" x 24" ( including mount )
    Signed edition of 20
    £400 ( unframed )

    archive / purchase

    #ToriesUnleashed

    QOL; General well-being of individuals and society.
    "Standard indicators of the quality of life include not only wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging " - Wikipedia

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    Link to related Work from March 2015; High Voltage Hovis

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