Monday, October 31, 2011

Towards A Splacist Manifesto On The Use Of PowerPoint Presentations

If anything since the Towards A Splacist Manifesto On The Use Of PowerPoint Presentations was first published May 2010 the cult of PowerPoint has become even stronger. It is time to act unact NOW!

Towards A Splacist Manifesto On The Use Of PowerPoint Presentations

We encourage all university lecturers, school teachers, business people and others to consign the PowerPoint presentation as most commonly currently used to the trash bin.

The only times these p(e)rveyors of usually seconhand thought should use PowerPoint presentations are when they use a previously unseen randomly downloaded PowerPoint slide show to illustrate whatever it is that they wish to pontificate on to their captive audience.

Students and other audience members should boo any speaker using a PowerPoint made by the speaker themselves or one that though not made by the speaker has been obviously rehearsed to by the speaker before hand.

The use of dance, music, boxing or any other performative act is actively encouraged in place of PowerPoint presentations.

Paul Conneally
May 2010

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kev Ryan at The Beacon Public House

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Kevin Ryan, Artist and CEO of Charnwood Arts, at The Beacon public house, Loughborough, Charnwood, UK,

Wild Mushroom

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wild mushroom
I fry what's left of last night's
kebab for breakfast

Paul Conneally

Kebab Shop Girl - Paul Conneally 2011

Football Fan

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Football Fan

Paul Conneally 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Umbrella Project - Hannah Nicklin

Splacist Hannah Nicklin explains The Umbrella Project

Click here for the SPLACIST MANIFESTO

"We reject your beginning, middle and end.
We will work on and across edges. We will push them. We will blur them.
We will trace and leave traces.
We will work with you, not for you."

Extract from SPLACIST MANIFESTO V2

SPLACIST MANIFESTO - V2

splacist (splā sĭst)

A contemporary mode of practice proposed by Paul Conneally. A new set of ideologies defined by Hannah Nicklin and Nikki Pugh. A hop, skip and a jump away from phsychogeography and the works of the situationist international. With more practice and less wine. Think space, place and splice. Though still with a bit of wine.

Developed empirically by whoever’s interested.

WE ARE THE SPLACISTS

We will own this city.
We will take it back.
We will link and shift; across time, space, people, places and processes.
We will weave throughout the fabric of people’s lives.
We will unpick it.

We will expose and re-see.
We recognise our observation affects the outcome unavoidably.
We will affect and be affected.
We will glory in the moment, the collage, the marking and then passing on.

We reject your beginning, middle and end.
We will work on and across edges. We will push them. We will blur them.
We will trace and leave traces.
We will work with you, not for you.

We reject your shopping centre, your pavement, your cultural quarter;
We will under mine pre-defined spaces. We reject them.

We will fail spectacularly, vitally, elegantly.
Our practice will be open, although it may not always be out in the open.

We will make exchanges.
We will make adventures.
We will reveal beautiful moments.
We will reveal the ugly.
We will hold your hand.
We will whisper in your ear ‘let go’.

We will reclaim the city, not for you, but with you.
We are you.

WE ARE ALSO THE TECHNOLSPLACISTS

We will not be technosplacist when being splacist will suffice.
We will never underestimate the power of cardboard and masking tape.
We will not be afraid to get our hands dirty.
We will not be afraid to do without digital at all.

We will use ‘digital’ as tool and material, not as veneer.
We recognise ‘digital’ is not necessarily something ‘other’.

We will make and share our own tools as appropriate.
We will collaborate.
We will be generous.
We will be porous.

We will re-reveal technology as used by private interests.
We will hold them accountable.
We will put it to our own uses.

We will cut, and we will paste.
We will undo.

We will be artful. We will be skilful. We will fail usefully.

We will find our own energy sources.

We will pervade.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fish and Chips

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Fish & Chips

Paul Conneally 2011

Leicester Fanstore

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Leicester Fanstore

Paul Conneally 2011

 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Programme Seller - King Power Stadium

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Programme Seller - King Power Stadium

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Losehill Ram - Peak District

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Losehill Ram - Peak District

Paul Conneally 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Circle of Fire

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A Circle of Fire, a set on Flickr.

A Circle of Fire is a 12 verse Junicho form renga written during the Grow Sheffield Renga Ramble.as part of Sheffield's festival of reading and writing 'Off the Shelf' 2007.

A Circle of Fire was conceived and led by poet / artists Anne - Marie Culhane (host poet) and Paul Conneally (master poet).

A Circle of Fire takes the process of renga (collaborative linked Japanese form) from where it is usually performed in a fixed space to movement through a space (stanzas 1- 6) from Weston Park Museum through Crookes to Sheffield's urban edge on Crookes Quarry Allotments where the last 6 verse are written.

Full text here:
littleonion.posterous.com/a-circle-of-fi re-a-twelve-tone-...

Nine Poets:

Paul Conneally (master poet)
Anne-Marie Culhane (host poet)
Felicity Stout
Nadine Wills
Joseph Conneally
Vanessa Senger
Jenny Laird
Andrea Allsopp
Su Walker
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items are from between 26 Sep 2007 & 31 Oct 2007.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Girl With Two Buckets



Girl With Two Buckets
Paul Conneally 2010

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Free Download: Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with Mounqaliba-Rising: The Remixes

In addittion to the sublime Another Fine Day remix on this album here we have David Starfire's remix of Batkallim.

After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with Mounqaliba-Rising: The Remixes. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas' latest release Mounqaliba was a decidedly acoustic affair, recorded with a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra & integrating western and Arabic styles. Mounqaliba (which means being in a state of reversal' in classical Arabic) was a stunning set of original songs & evocative interludes, which also featured a beautiful version of Nick Drake's classic "Riverman". From her days singing with Transglobal Underground to her seminal solo releases,Natacha is acknowledged as a pioneer in fusing Middle Eastern and Electronica styles. Mounqaliba-Rising: The Remixes finds the vanguard of the global fusion world paying homage to one of the most distinctive & beautiful voices in modern music. Remixers Beats Antique, Nickodemus & The Spy From Cairo, Cheb i Sabbah, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Syriana, David Starfire, EarthRise SoundSystem, Kaya Project, Radiohiro, Dogbeats, Zab Spencer, Another Fine Day, 310, EarthRise SoundSystem & Basha Beats take Natacha's latest opus into new directions ranging from lush ambient journeys to dynamic rhythmic explorations. Purchase the album: bit.ly/p4DGhO

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KUNG FU

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Kung Fu

Paul Conneally 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Untitled

Tokaido Road Map

Freshers Fair

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freshers fair
a queue forms for the
anarchist society

Paul Conneally

2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

First Juice

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first juice
a lone wasp explores
the apple press

Paul Conneally

2011

A Bottle and Two Jars

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A Bottle and Two Jars

Paul Conneally 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Beach Dreamer

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Beach Dreamer - Paul Conneally

Monday, October 03, 2011

Girl On A Phone

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Girl On A Phone - Paul Conneally 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

School Run

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School Run - Paul Conneally 2011

school run
a windfallen apple
for baby jane

Paul Conneally 2011

All Stock Must Go!

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All Stock Must Go! - Paul Conneally 2011

autumn winds
a shirt that's too small
but a bargain

Paul Conneally

 

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Out and Around

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out and around

a broken down truck

october shadows

Paul Conneally - 2011

Photograph: Roundabout at Junction of Epinal Way and Beacon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire UK.