Work no. 404; Dada Time Machine c. Michael St.Mark 2010
For everyone ( probably everyone) who’s experienced the “bus stop blues”, spending time kicking about, languishing, within some drab old bus shelter for any length of time – especially on a wet winter’s day – there is a definite subjective experience of time seeming to s l o w r i. g .h ..t ..d ..o …w …n …t …o …. a …. c …. r ….. a ….. w ……. l.
Interestingly, if one consciously decides to conduct a Dada experiment by replacing intense irritability at being delayed in one’s self-important busy daily round – feeling trapped inside an odorous tin and glass box by the roadside – by, in its stead, positively embracing the experience, then one can turn the situation around to counter the equally frustrating common feeling that life is rushing and passing one by too rapidly.
The artist is therefore suggesting through this conceptual yet universally applicable work, that we challenge insane society’s tyrannical time-rush imposition upon us by spending at least half a day deliberately loitering in various bus shelters ( or train platforms, that work equally well ) ….and relish a virtual timeless experience.
Signed LightJet print on Kodak Pro Endura
24″ x 18″
* June 2014; This Work now sold