Saturday, March 31, 2007

hailstone tea

hailstone tea
a patch of purple crocus
by the ninth green

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shooting Hoops

for a better world shoot hoops

Paul Conneally works with British basketball legend Karl Brown in the latest of his 'for a better world' series of works.

The piece includes a performance from Conneally with former England baskeball star and coach Karl Brown where they explore with children the philosophical question as to wether or not objects including knives, guns and drugs can in themselves be good or bad or if only humans can be good or bad.... later Karl returns with Paul to run basketball training drills with the children, revisit the ideas explored and share moments from his life with them during the process...

strap lines coming out of the work:

shoot hoops not drugs

shoot hoops not guns

don't carry knives shoot hoops

'for a better world shoot hoops'

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Moonage Golf Dream

help our daydream become reality

for a better world play golf on the moon

Installation by Paul Conneally and Tim Wright at Mile End Arts Pavillion, London UK.This collaborative work forms part of Wright's ongoing work 'Golf on the Moon (with David Bowie)' and Conneally's 'For a Better World...' series of pieces.The video shows some of the visitors to The Renewability Exhibition,which was curated and conceived by Tomomi Iguchi of Crossover UK, holing out Hole 2 which goes from Arnold Circus to Mile End Arts Pavillion in Mile End Park, London UK.Conneally believes that most golf courses are environmentally unsound and urges: 'for a better world play golf on the moon'

The game of 'golf on the moon' involves a hole being set up somewhere - in this case in Mile End Arts Pavilion - and a tee being set up somewhere some distance away with a particular significance - in this case the mound in the centre of Arnold Circle - a place where ley lines converge amongst other things. Arnold Circle is on the Strand Ley through London.

The players tee off and then pick up their balls to walk back by what ever route takes their fancy to the hole location - a splacist version of a psychogeographic detournement. Along the way they are encouraged to talk to each other and engage with their surroundings - they too become looked at a little more than usual as they are carrying golf clubs - at least one each. When they reach the hole location they put their balls back on the ground and putt until they hole out.

Everyone wins.