Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Walk to Work - CHONGQING

Walk to Work
paul conneally & kevin ryan 2007

I asked artist Kevin Ryan to map out his normal route to work in Loughborough UK as a series of LEFTS RIGHTS and STRAIGHTS and to then transpose this journey to Chongqing in China where Kev was visiting on a British Council funded visit exploring the sharing of approaches to art and do some work where ever he ended up.

So one morning Kev set of to 'walk to work' in Chongqing on reaching his 'work destination' Kev went about photographing the area doing about 2 hours work. Click on the image below to take you to Chongqing 'Walk to Work' slide show:
Kev's thoughts / context can be found here: CHONGQING WALK TO WORK

This is the first piece to came out of 'Walk to Work' more pieces have followed / will follow as walks are gathered from around the world and transposed to different parts of the world. A major new 'Walk to Work' piece 'Invigilator' with artist Nikki Pugh is currently in process.


picture by Kev Ryan

Click the photo or here to take you to Kev Ryan's Photos of INVIGILATOR : DERBY

INVIGILATOR is a Walk to Work piece by Paul Conneally Nikki Pugh and Kevin Ryan


Friday, July 13, 2007

Twenty Jaffa Cakes

a rengay

twenty jaffa cakes
a mistake to try and take
in her hand luggage

a slow and silent pat down
from the woman on gate one

stilettoes x-rayed
but her carbon footprint is
not for scrutiny

a hugely fat man
asks for the front port aisle seat
to rest his bad leg

smile and permanent jetlag
slept in uniform again

deep into morning
i finish my book somewhere
over africa

nikki pugh
paul conneally

July 12th

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


a forest of still green
maple leaves

paul conneally

Saturday, July 07, 2007


cutting his throat
with her mobile phone
the morning sun

paul conneally