Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cimitiere du Montparnasse Map

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A map of Montparnasse Cemetery

Fast Hotel

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'Fast Hotel' - Reims, France - Paul Conneally 2012

Vous etes ici

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Vous Etes Ici

'Plaid' - Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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'Plaid' - Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Paul Conneally 2012

For a better world...

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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

For a better world play golf on the moon

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‘For a better world play golf on the moon’ Paul Conneally & Tim Wright


Mile End Arts Pavillion

Friday, December 28, 2012

Circle of Fire - word map Sheffield

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Word Map Circle of Fire- Paul Conneally & Anne-Marie Culhane

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

Frozen Thoughts

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frozen thoughts
broken glass and vomit
in a flower bed 


Paul Conneally

haiku psychogeography war splacist

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Panoramic Tile - Fayence

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At the top of a tower in Fayence, France, a series of tiles showing the town and surrounds.
Paul Conneally

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve
the designated driver
drinks water
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spaces to Let

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'Spaces to Let'
Paul Conneally

Monday, December 17, 2012

Father Christmas

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fruit Routes Map from 2012

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Here is the Loughborough University Fruit Routes map that artist Anne-Marie Culhane made in Autumn 2011 - everything still holds but now as we move into 2013 there are more fruit and nut trees planted and so more areas to map.
There will be more Fruit Route activities in Spring 2013.
Paul Conneally December 2012
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Invigilator - Malvern | Emotion Grid

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Emotion Grid from Invigilator Malvern - Paul Conneally walks with Nathaniel Pitt and feels at this point 'peaceful'.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sea Bream

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sea bream
her shopping list ends
with a kiss

Paul Conneally
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Cut Inside - Paul Conneally on the stump!

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Paul Conneally reading his haiku series 'The Cut Inside' on a tree stump as part of the Fruit Routes spring programme at Loughborough University, UK.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

William Wordsworth Trail Mug - Paul Conneally

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Drink Poetry - William Wordsworth Trail Mug - Paul Conneally 2011
For Transform Snibston
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Barefoot Blindfold: Some reflections - Paul Conneally

Reflecting on Barefoot Blindfold I'm more and more drawn away from the video installation / recorded performance or gig and art gallery to space time specific.

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

Dangerous Poets: Summers & Conneally

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Alan Summers & Paul Conneally
Haiku Bruisers at The Royal George, Euston, London.
November 20th 2012



Friday, November 23, 2012

Leaf

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Agnes Archer Evans - Suffragette - Leicester


Agnes Archer Evans was an active suffragist, being the founding treasurer of the Leicester and Leicestershire Women's Suffrage Society in 1887. The plaque is situated on the building where she lived for some time following her marriage - 6 St Martin's, Leicester.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

after all this time

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after all this time
he still almost orders
her gin with his pint
Paul Conneally
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Autumn rain

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autumn rain
we pass an hour or so
in the gallery

Paul Conneally


Alderman Newtons School

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A commemoration plaque on the wall where Alderman Newtons School was in St Martin's, Leicester.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Anne-Marie Culhane in the Landscaping & Gardening Our Society Shed



Artist Anne-Marie Culhane in the LAGOS shed Loughborough during the Fruit Routes Harvest Celebration. We had a rocking, fruit pressing, hell of a good time!Paul Connealy Oct 2012

Anne-Marie Culhane in the Landscaping & Gardening Our Society shed

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Artist Anne-Marie Culhane in the LAGOS shed Loughborough during the Fruit Routes Harvest Celebration. We had a rocking, fruit pressing, hell of a good time!

Paul Connealy Oct 2012

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Underpass

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underpass
the rough sleeper mends
his winter socks

Paul Conneally


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Travelling Man

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travelling man
the front page the same
in two time zones

Paul Conneally


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Car Park

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Car Park Paul Conneally 2012
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

escaping the cold


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escaping the cold
stovies and oatcakes
in the Halfway House

Paul Conneally

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Burger Van

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burger van
a cold breeze across
the market place


Paul Conneally

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Parks Boulevard

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New Parks Boulevard
Leicester, UK

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Taken Hostage By Nature - Culhane & Conneally 2012

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From 'Barefoot Blinfold' - Anne-Marie Culhane and Paul Conneally 2012
A splacist intervention - part of Culhane's 'Fruit Routes' for Loughborough University

Anne-Marie Culhane - Fruit Routes Loughborough

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Artist Anne-Marie Culhane in conversation in the Landscaping and Gardening Our Society hut - the Fruit Routes hub.
Watch out for new Fruit Routes actions and participatory activities in October.
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Sunday, September 09, 2012

in the half light

in the half light 
she turns into a fox 
ripe wheat

Paul Conneally

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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Saint Aiden's Church Mural on outside wall New Parks Leicester



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Mural found on outside wall of a church during a derive by Paul Conneally in New Parks, Leicester.

Later, Conneally finds that the mural and the chrurch, Saint Aiden's, were designed by the great British architect, Sir Basil Spence.

Spence is probably most well known for Coventry Cathedral.

Saint Aiden's was designed by Spence in 1958 and completed in 1959.

The church is in the middle of New Parks estate and is now almost hidden from view appart from tall tower like sculpture with a cross on top that stands out to drivers passing on the busy dual carriageway New Parks Boulevard.

September Sun

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reminding me 
of how human I am 
September sun

Paul Conneally

New Parks Pool

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Paul Conneally 2012

Hold Meetings Anywhere But The Office - Splacist Meeting Edict Number One

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Staff from Leicester City Learning Services take on board Paul Conneally's splacist urgings for them to experiment with holding formal meetings outside when ever possible.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Fanning My Face


fanning my face
with her menu
some like it hot

Paul Conneally

In Lamentation

in lamentation
for a dead mouse
clover

Paul Conneally

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Into the Void

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Into the Void Paul Conneally 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bienvenue

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Bienvenue - Paul Conneally 2012

French Industrial Estate Hotels

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French Industrial Estate Hotels - Taissy, Reims

Paul Conneally 2012

Vous êtes ici


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Vous êtes ici
Paul Conneally 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'Christo & Duchamp' - Paul Conneally and Gavin Wade 2012

'Christo & Duchamp' - Paul Conneally and Gavin Wade 2012
Christo and Duchamp - Paul Conneally 2012  

"four generations
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.

eux

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eux Paul Conneally 2012

Nothingness and Gold

Yves Klein - Nice, France.

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

Paul Conneally

Yves Klein Archives




Monday, August 20, 2012

Fast Hotel - Reims, France

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Piano Store

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Piano Store - Reims, France

- Paul Conneally 2012

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

WiFi Gratuit

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WiFi Gratuit Paul Conneally 2012 Reims, France

Thursday, August 16, 2012

'Exhale' - presaged image - Paul Conneally

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'Exhale'
Paul Conneally Tourettes 2012

Mirabelle - Paul Conneally 2012

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