A map of Montparnasse Cemetery
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Following on from 'For a better world play golf on the moon' artist Paul Conneally works with British Basketball legend, Karl Brown, on a piece with primary school pupils exploring knife and gun crime. Here is a pledge wall at a school in Leicester made by pupils after the participatory workshop performance by Conneally and Brown.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Word map tracing the route of the Grow Sheffield / Off The Shelf Renga Ramble from Mushroom Lane (Weston Park Museum) to organic gardening guru Richard Clare’s allotment on Crookes Quarry Allottments.
The piece was conceived and led by artist / poets Anne-Marie Culhane and Paul Conneally and explores what happens when the renga process is taken from its normal ‘one space’ setting to travelling through an area stopping at various points to write, read and select the poems that go to form what became the ‘A Circle of Fire’ renga.
This renga combined the walking/writing process with the one space process - the first 6 stanzas being written during the walk to the allotments where the last 6 stanzas were then written in situ. The renga form used is an adapted Junicho form - a 12 stanza renku form with the schema with its seasonal, moon and love positions written by Culhane & Conneally.
The experience of writing a renga, keeping to schema, linking and shifting and walking through ‘this place’ from here to there is a very different experience to writing in one space one place and highlights how the environment the surroundings and people influence the writing process and how the writing - the renga process itself - transforms the space the place in which - and when renga rambling across - that the poem is written.
The walking through public space - in this case from a central city location through residential areas to Sheffields urban edge - and the stopping to write, read out loud and the master poet selecting the next stanza before moving on again - highlighted the performative aspect of the process of renga perhaps differently to when in one space where the process is still performative but different.
A Circle of Fire embraced both with the last 6 stanzas written in a greenhouse on Richard Clare’s allotment.
Nine poets performed / made A Circle of Fire: Paul Conneally (master poet) Anne-Marie Culhane (host poet) Felicity Stout Nadine Wills Joseph Conneally Vanessa Senger Jenny Laird Andrea Allsopp Su Walker
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
There will be more Fruit Route activities in Spring 2013.
Paul Conneally December 2012
Sent from my iPad
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Barefoot Blinfold was not recorded as part of the piece.
Barefoot Blinfold happened for and with people, plants, animals and objects in the there and then.
Only this snippet caught by Miriam Keye on her phone and probably a few other similar videos and photographs by passers by exist.
Some drawings and words too and above all emotions.
Taken hostage by nature - choreographed by birds - exhilaration!
The blind man's guide,
Meek and neglected thing, of no renown!
Soon will peep forth the primrose, ere it fades
Friends shall I have at dawn, blackbird and thrush
To rouse me, and a hundred warblers more!
from 'The Recluse' by William Wordsworth
Artist Paul Conneally during his and Anne-Marie Culhane's Barefoot Blindfold piece at 5am on Loughborough University Fruit Route.
Eleven were slow walked by Anne-Marie Culhane into an orchard section of her ongoing Fruit Route work at Loughborough University to take part in Culhane & Conneally's 'Barefoot Blindfold.
Participants chose a fruit tree sat against it and were blindfolded in order to foucus their senses away from the visual for the the first half hour and then still in silence to spend the nesxt half hour without the bliindfold recording their emotions / reactions to the fruit route at dawn.
Conneally invited them during the blindfold session to allow the sounds to choreograph.the movements of their upper body and arms. This is a short section filmed by Miriam Keye of Conneally being choreographed by nature in fact by birdsong.
This is only a small part of the whole of Barefoot Blindfold but offers perhaps opportunities to explore the idea of being choreographed by nature further in other works to come. Perhaps we already are.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Saturday, September 08, 2012
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
deciphering a urinal"
Paul Conneally appropriates the urinals at the ferry port at Calais as a sculpture of the French artists Christo and Marcel Duchamp. Later artist curator Gavin Wade unknowingly upcyles the work in a verse written as part of a Twenga (a renga like poem written via Twitter) with Conneally.
Famous for his 'blue'
Klein begins using gold leaf
He gets the gold for the gold leaf by
selling empty spaces as works of art
The purchasers buy
nothingness with gold
In return they get
a signed certificate of ownership
Klein meets buyers
by the River Seine
But only those prepared
to burn their certificate
They burn brightly and Klein
throws half the gold into the Seine
With the rest of the gold
he makes gold leaf
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