Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day - Where The Bee Sucks - Paul Conneally 2006

Video installation by artist Paul Conneally first shown during Liverpool Biennial 2006 as part of the RedSkyAtNight show. Explores issues of remembrance through images of bee's leaving a poppy. Made in Windmill Community Garden Nottingham UK on UK Veterans Day 2006 - 90 Years on from the Somme.

On a personal level the piece brings memories of the artist's two grandads together - Grandad Peace who ran away underage to the great war and Grandad Conneally who was blown up on the beaches the day after D-Day but survived. The song 'Roses of Picardi' was recorded during the First World War by John McCormac - a singer that was also Grandad Conneally's favourite singer of Won't You come Home Again Kathleen.

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